Blackbaud Tuition Management
Simplify tuition management—and payment.
Thousands of private schools and higher education institutions benefit from Blackbaud’s tuition management solution and optimization services.
Read these stories and more in our customer story showcase.
Time-Saving Convenience and Secure Payment Processing
Let’s face it—nobody enjoys paying bills, so a tuition solution must be accessible and intuitive. But providing the convenience of online account access, electronic invoicing, and a variety of payment options shouldn’t mean more work for your business office.
Blackbaud’s solution for tuition management delivers the best of both worlds with dedicated support and professional late payment follow-up at no extra cost to your organization. It helps create an exceptional user experience, while ensuring that you have the resources you need for effective, sustainable operations.
With Blackbaud’s solution for tuition management, you’ll:
- Work more efficiently thanks to automated processes and a dedicated customer service team
- Gain the confidence of payers with a secure solution
- Provide an exceptional experience with simple, mobile friendly payments
Catering to the Mobile Generation
Provide an exceptional experience with online account review and payment submission on a laptop, tablet, or phone.
- Provide itemized fees for tuition and other optional expenses
- Enjoy dedicated support services and a help center for payers
- Offer flexible payment plan options—pay in full, by semester, monthly, or using a custom plan
- Accept various payment methods, including credit card (online or by phone), check or money order by mail, automatic debit, cash payments at over 15,000 retail locations and at school (if permitted), VISA Checkout® virtual wallet, and Flywire® for international payments
Boosting Business Office Efficiency
Avoid the inconvenience and conflict of bill collection. Save time by leveraging Blackbaud’s follow-up service and integrated business office solution.
- Benefit from an experienced, in-house customer service team that facilitates late-payer phone calls with the utmost sensitivity; less than two percent of payments are past due beyond 90 days
- Apply fees en masse to an individual account or a group of accounts
- Speed up posting time with automated payment processing
- Seamlessly connect to Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT® and other accounting systems to avoid double data entry
- Gain insight and make informed business decisions using in-depth tuition reports and role-based dashboards
Security You Can Trust
Protecting the privacy of the institution and payer financial information is our highest priority. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect your data.
- All payment data is transmitted using 256-bit encryption through a VPN network
- Blackbaud is Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) Level One compliant
- We follow the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) Red Flags Rule for identity theft prevention
- Funds are placed in Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) insured custodial accounts; Blackbaud maintains professional liability, employee theft, cybersecurity, and general insurance protection
The best tuition management system is one where student data originates in the enrollment management system to avoid issues with importing data or syncing third-party databases; the same login credentials used to pay tuition deposits also provide access to academic records in the learning management system and student information system; and tuition and billing payments are automatically consolidated into the Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT ledger to avoid double data entry.
Only Blackbaud provides the true all-in-one cloud solution.