Three authors collected data, insights and ideas from the brightest minds in higher ed to create the playbook that targets the root cause behind the college completion crisis
PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#college—CampusLogic, the industry leader in Student Financial Success, is adding a new resource to its growing set of solutions for colleges and universities—the first category book focused on removing the #1 barrier to a degree: financial friction.
Student Financial Success: A Surprising Path to Fix the College Completion Crisis is now available in print and digital formats through Amazon. This resource comes at a critical time for enrollment and financial aid professionals nationwide. Nearly two years into a pandemic that has rocked the higher ed industry, and facing a looming enrollment cliff, institutions are grappling with finding new ways to recruit, enroll and graduate more diverse classes of students.
“This book spoke to me as a practitioner at a college that is student obsessed,” said Patti Kohler, vice president of financial aid at Western Governors University. “It offers a clear path to improve the college financing process.”
Student Financial Success brings together three of CampusLogic’s most notable voices on the subject. Amy Glynn, VP of Student Financial Success; Carlo Salerno, VP of Research; and Chris Chumley, President and COO. In combining their varied expertise as a financial aid practitioner, an education economist and a higher ed technologist, respectively, the authors created an actionable playbook for higher ed teams that impacts every part of the student’s enrollment and financial aid journey. Readers will unlock critical insights from thought leaders, researchers and industry changemakers from across the U.S., along with the most recent data on the barriers keeping students from earning degrees.
“Student Financial Success is a game changer for higher ed leaders who are ready to remove the #1 barrier to enrollment and degree completion,” said Gregg Scoresby, founder and CEO of CampusLogic. “This book lays out a research-supported framework for how colleges and universities can achieve institutional impact and success by prioritizing student financial success.”
Some of the key topics in the book include:
- New research that reveals the number one barrier to enrollment and retention.
- A deep dive into how historically underrepresented students get left behind.
- The new student experience: what it means, why it’s critical and how to implement it.
- Ideas to ease the growing burden for financial aid staff – the heroes of the story.
- A complete playbook for successfully implementing the Student Financial Success methodology.
About the Authors
Chris Chumley has been specializing in product development, change management, and business process design in higher education for more than 20 years. Under his leadership, CampusLogic created the industry’s only technology platform that drives Student Financial Success. Prior to CampusLogic, Chris held EdTech leadership positions at DeVry and TopSchool, where he was instrumental in launching the market’s first cloud-based Student Information System (SIS).
For more than 20 years, Carlo Salerno has conducted higher education research for the federal government and national advocacy organizations, as well as co-founded an education analytics company. He is a frequent speaker and writer on matters related to college affordability, federal financial aid, and student loan policy.
A proven leader in higher education, Amy Glynn spent more than a decade as a Director of Financial Aid. She championed the principles of Student Financial Success before it even had a name. Glynn has dedicated her career to helping students access college and navigate the financial aid process more easily, all the way to the graduation stage.
The Student Financial Success book kicks off a conversation that is just getting started. Join Glynn, Salerno and Chumley as they continue the discussion with the Higher Ed Shift Podcast. Featuring interviews with university presidents, debates on hot topics in higher ed and special guest appearances, the podcast is a must listen for anyone who picks up the book.
CampusLogic delivers SaaS technology that helps hundreds of colleges and universities remove barriers in the financial aid process. A team of dedicated Student Financial Success professionals works with nearly 800 schools to increase enrollment, retention and graduation rates with the most comprehensive suite of student financial success products. CampusLogic has received multiple awards, which include the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, Inc. 5000, SIIA CODiE Awards, and Education Technology Insights Top 10 Artificial Intelligence Solution Provider. To learn more about CampusLogic, visit https://www.campuslogic.com/.
Aly Saxe, VP of Communications