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Financial Aid Call Center Services Grant

Grants to USA, Canada, and International K-12 Schools
and IHEs for Administrative Call Center Platforms

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Campus Consortium

Deadline Date:

09/27/19

Description:

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Grants to USA, Canada, and International K-12 schools and accredited institutions of higher education to implement a multi-channel call center platform for financial aid services. Funding is intended for cloud hosting, software licensing, support, and professional services costs associated with implementing Financial Aid Call Center solution.

The grant is recommended for institutions that wish to provide students 24×7 or after-hours high-quality Financial Aid support, ensure higher levels of student engagement, and want more students to receive the aid. This grant offers the institution a chance to financially take on implementing a financial aid support framework with a clear ROI and no hidden costs that typically prevent most solutions from being successfully implemented and maintained.

Key Components of the Grant:
- A multi-channel (phone, email, and chat) call center platform that enables the institution to track all incoming and outgoing interactions with prospective students and students.
- Financial aid resources that can handle financial requests such as information about required documents, calculating expected family contribution, and verification process.

Benefits of Financial Aid Call Center Services:
This grant will enable institutions to reduce the workload from the financial aid team and enable prospective students and students to receive financial aid support timely, reduce student wait times, eliminate call-backs and complaints, and accelerate the financial aid process at the institution. With this grant, anything simple starting with information on application process and deadlines to more complex inquiries of students such as eligibility, documentation, and verification will be addressed within seconds.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186022

Number of Grants:

There are limited number of partial and full grants to be awarded.

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Financial Aid Call Center Services Grant provides selected institutions a grant award up to $100,000.

Term of Contract:

- The grant covers the platform over a period of five years.
- Project Kick-Off by October 31, 2019

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

K-12 Schools and Accredited Institutions of Higher Education are eligible to apply.

Previous awardees are eligible. Separate applications are required for each grant pursued.

Preference will be given to applications who have a letter of recommendation from a previous grant awardee.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Grant application due date: September 27, 2019
- Review of Application by Grant Review Committee by: September 27, 2019
- Grant Applicant Interview and Technical Expert Session by: October 3, 2019
- Grant Award Letter issued to Grant Recipients by: October 18, 2019
- Grant Award Walkthrough by: October 10, 2019
- Execution of Grant Award Agreement by: October 17, 2019
- Project Kick-Off by: October 31, 2019

For swift implementation, applicants are required to demonstrate institutional purpose in the form of a “letter of intent” signed by Dean/President or member of campus leadership team. The letter should ideally indicate problems the solution aims to solve, and why the Grant would be a helpful solution for the institution.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit completed grant application to grantapplication@campusconsortium.org.

Campus Consortium
55 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603
info@campusconsortium.org

Tel: 216.589.9626
Fax: 216.245.5776

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon

Israel

International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.