Leveraging Next Generation Technology to Change the Face of Student Financial Services

Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2:00 PM ET
CPE Credits: 1.2
Program Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Program Prerequisites: None
Presenters: Beth Stack, University of Pittsburgh; Judi Flink, OnPlanU by Flywire; David King, OnPlanU by Flywire

Join Beth Stack and David King, leaders in the higher education industry, as they introduce emerging payment technology solutions that are helping institutions keep pace with students’ ever-changing needs and demands.  

You will learn how using technology as a strategy can help your institution achieve exceptional customer service and effective receivables management, while reducing payment delays, increasing cash flow, and decreasing outstanding receivables.

Our presenters will share industry best practices and recommendations for meeting the needs of twenty-first century students, as well as a demo of OnPlanU by Flywire’s state-of-the-art technology.  

Please join us for this collaborative session!


Supporting Non-Traditional Students – Delgado Community College, Payment Plans, and the Cost of Education

Date: Thursday, May 3, 2:00 PM ET
CPE Credits: 1.2
Program Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Program Prerequisites: None
Presenters: Amy Laszcz, Delgado Community College; Kelly Lagana, Blackboard Transact

Non-traditional students are becoming the new norm, however, like traditional students, they are still finding it more and more difficult to finance their education due to the increasing cost of education. Providing non-traditional students with payment plans allow additional flexibility to pay for their education.

Join us as Amy Laszcz, Director of Accounts Receivable from Delgado Community College (DCC), shares how DCC started providing payment plans to non-traditional students and what benefits they saw from working with a 3rd party partner rather than doing everything in-house. Learn about their program setup, implementation, and continuing use. Also hear from Kelly Lagana, Product Manager from Blackboard, as she reviews current market trends surrounding payment plans and how to better serve all your students.


Preventing Data Breaches and Maximizing Cash Flow on Campus

Date: Thursday, May 17, 2:00 PM ET
CPE Credits: 1.2
Program Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Program Prerequisites: None
Presenters: Richard Emrich, Director of Treasury, Financial Operations, Northwestern University; Deborah Jackson, CEO, Arrow Payments; Bryan Jurewicz, COO, Arrow Payments

Universities and colleges have the challenge of maintaining flexibility of payment solutions in a decentralized campus environment. Each department tends to want unique solutions that fit their specific needs which can involve the Treasury, Compliance and IT offices at the tail end of the decision-making process. This can leave Treasury/Compliance/IT playing catch up and at odds with the departments' desires. Discover the PCI approved technology advancements that Northwestern University has implemented to address security concerns with departmental solution flexibility, fiscal responsibility and minimized PCI compliance scope.

Learning objectives:

  • How to achieve PCI compliance and manage system-wide payments acceptance security across decentralized departments.
  • Understand what external resources are available without needing payment system security and PCI compliance expertise on staff.
  • Develop a road map to determine and implement solutions to address their department's needs.
  • Describe the various security technologies for achieving simplified PCI compliance and protecting customer credit card information against a data breach.

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