ERIC Number: ED453726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
E-Aid Office 2000: Financial Aid Software Selection, Implementation, and Operation. Monograph. A NASFAA Series, Number 12. Practical Information for Student Aid Professionals.
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, Washington, DC.
This monograph provides guidance to financial aid administrators in navigating the waters of computer systems selection and implementation. It outlines the various areas where aid officers rely on computer assistance and discusses technology-driven personnel issues, institution-wide system integration, and emerging technologies that will affect the aid office. Electronic processes are no longer viewed as merely substituting for manual operations or even as enhancing existing value. Financial aid professionals now expect and require information technology to create new value on the delivery of services. Consequently, system-provided benefits need to be measurable in terms of quality and quantity. The first section of the guide, "Financial Aid Systems: Features and Functionality," lists 30 topics in this area alphabetically from "Auditing" to "Utility Functions." The second section discusses "Acquiring and Installing a New System," and the third section deals with "The Changing Technological Environment." An appendix contains a financial aid system selection checklist. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, Washington, DC.