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School Operations

Incidental Billing and Payment Forms

Incidental Billing If your institution has charges that should be paid via FACTS but should not be included in a tuition payment plan, Incidental Billing is a great way to assess those charges. This billing product is ideal for occasional,…
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Financial Management Payment Forms Tuition Management
Communication and Advancement School Operations

There at Every Step

“FACTS works, so we can work on other things.” When Jodi Mutch moved to rural Michigan years ago, she and her husband enrolled their children in the only private school within driving distance – Holy Name Catholic School. At the…
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Administration Financial Management Grant & Aid Assessment Tuition Management
Communication and Advancement School Operations

How Teacher-Collected Videos Topped the Effectiveness of In-Classroom Observation

The Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard found in their “Best Foot Forward” study that using video instead of in-classroom observation improved several dimensions of the classroom observation process by: Increasing teachers’ perception of fairness. Reducing defensiveness in post-observation…
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FACTS Ed Professional Development
Classroom Experience School Operations

Utilizing ESSA Title II Funds With Video

Did you know you can use ESSA Title II Funds to bring teacher feedback video into the classroom? Administrators and teachers are constantly tasked with finding different ways to improve their schools and deliver a better experience for their students….
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Professional Development
Classroom Experience Communication and Advancement School Operations

FACTS SIS Attendance

FACTS SIS Training Outlines Training outlines provide a helpful step-by step approach to features of the FACTS SIS system, like the Attendance Overview. Attendance Setup Attendance: it’s kind of a big deal.   Attendance in FACTS SIS    Did you…
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SIS
Classroom Experience Communication and Advancement School Operations

It’s Renewal Time!

Although it feels like we’ve just begun the 2019-2020 school year, it’s already time to gear up for renewing payment plan and financial aid assessment options for the next school year. The 2020-2021 renewal process is easy. The primary FACTS…
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Financial Management Grant & Aid Assessment Tuition Management
Communication and Advancement School Operations

Tuition Rate Display Options

In the Grant & Aid system, you have two options for tuition rate configurations. See which one works best for your school. Option 1: Default This option is best if you only have one standard tuition rate or if you…
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Financial Management Grant & Aid Assessment Tuition Management
School Operations

Using Title IIA Funds for FACTS Elevate Conference

The question A frequent question to our team is, “Can Title IIA funds pay for attending the FACTS Elevate conference?” FACTS Elevate is our annual user conference for clients. With registration opening September 16 for Elevate 2020, there is no…
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Administration Professional Development
Elevate Leadership Development School Operations

Removing Pending Agreements

Occasionally plans change and you’ll need to remove an agreement from your pending list or remove families from your roster in the FACTS Tuition Management system. Here’s your guide on how to do it! Deleting pending agreements has two purposes:…
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Administration Admissions Professional Development Tuition Management
School Operations

Changing Staff in FACTS SIS

As you close out the year, the inevitable transition of staff in and out of the school becomes a factor in maintaining your SIS database. How do you inactivate the staff members leaving and make sure new staff members are…
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Administration SIS
School Operations

SEO Tips for Schools

Improving your school’s SEO (search engine optimization) results requires good content and effective links. (And we don’t need to tell you how important it is for your school to be found in Google search results!) The trick to SEO is…
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Website Design
School Operations

Moving Students From FACTS Application to Enrollment

We often receive calls about moving students from the FACTS Application to Enrollment stage. This outline provides a step-by-step guide to moving students, and also shows the additional steps necessary if you use FACTS Incidental Billing instead of Student Billing….
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Admissions Enrollment & Communication SIS
School Operations