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End of Year Resources, Reminders, and More

As the end of the school year approaches, we’ve compiled a few tips and reminders for our Tuition Management and Grant & Aid Assessment clients, so you can wrap things up efficiently and have a stress-free summer. Managing Delinquencies Need…
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February SIS Updates

This time of year we receive many questions about the new student onboarding process, snow and school cancellation days, and the use of weights and credits on transcripts and report cards. Included below are tips, news, FACTS SIS Help links,…
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Communicating with K-12 Families Online

Your Website is Not for Current Parents: Choosing the Right Communication Channels for Private K-12 Schools One of the first exercises you’re asked to do when you start a website redesign project is to list the audiences you’ll be trying…
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Preparing for Alumni Weekend: How to Maximize Constituent Engagement and Fundraising

For private schools, and especially K-12 or 9-12 institutions, alumni weekend events are unique opportunities to leverage in-person connections into long-term relationships that can pay dividends. Whether you’re looking for volunteers, more constituent engagement year-round, or greater fundraising power, alumni…
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Finding Alternative Sources of Funding at FACTS Elevate

Providing a private, non-public K-12 education is expensive. Thankfully, there is a source of funds available to every private school – including faith-based schools – that provides professional development for teachers and principals, supplemental academic support for struggling and disabled…
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ESSA Partnerships Based on Trust

About 25 years ago, I decided it was time to purchase life insurance. Because my favorite uncle was an agent for a national insurance company, I called and asked his advice. Taking into consideration a wife, a baby, twins on…
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Allocating Financial Aid When There’s No Financial Aid Left to Allocate

At first glance, you may think you don’t have any financial aid funds left, and you may say, “Well, we don’t have any more aid to allocate.” But be careful! That’s not going to increase your enrollment, and, could create…
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Private K-12 Schools Should Say “Yes” to Federal Programs

A letter is arriving soon — don’t miss it! At FACTS Education Solutions, we understand the educator’s post-holiday reality. Not long ago, most of us were private school teachers and administrators, which is why we’re letting you know that any…
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NEW: SIS Seasonal Trainings

We’re excited to announce that FACTS SIS Help has a new Seasonal Trainings area where you’ll find the latest trainings that you’re most likely to need during each time of the school year. New training materials are added based on season…
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Empowering Students to Engage Alumni on Social Media

How do we cut through the noise on social media to engage with alumni in a way that moves that needle for our private schools? A “me/also me” meme may be the answer for your school. The meme has been…
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10 Essentials to a Great Website Design for Beginners

Is your school designing a new website? The task can feel daunting, but we’ve created a list of ten things to get you started when thinking about a new design. 1. Understand your user Before you can build a website…
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How Enrollment Management is Shifting in the Modern Admissions Office

For many years, the gold standard in school admissions offices was to have a well-defined and universal tier of admissions professionals. Most schools, no matter whether they were independent, faith-based, or otherwise affiliated, followed this same model. The director of…
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