Blackbaud’s Financial Aid Management

Need the complete picture of a family before you make a decision regarding financial aid rewards? Blackbaud Financial Aid Management™ (formerly Blackbaud Smart Aid™) helps you award aid to the most deserving families by looking beyond the financial analysis and allowing you to see deeper into family behaviors.

Key Features 

  • The customizable application allows you to ask the questions you want answered
  • Responsive design makes your content attractive on any device
  • The application process is simple and easy to access
  • Greater accuracy avoids over or under awarding families Intuitive interface and reporting makes decision-making easy
  • Blackbaud Tuition Management™ allows you to communicate with families and post awards directly to accounts
  • Hobbies, Interests, and Lifestyles (HIL) Profile gives a complete picture of family behaviors

Benefits to Your School

1. Customization

  • Our staff coordinates with your team to customize over 50 calculation settings
  • A fair and equitable formula is created based on your school policies and enrollment parameters
  • The application can be tailored to include questions that are important to your school

2. Application

  • The application is one of the easiest in the industry to complete, and most families can finish it in under 20 minutes
  • The online application is available in English and Spanish
  • The financial aid mobile app is easy to access on any device

3. Documentation

  • Families can upload, mail, email, or fax supporting documents, like tax returns, W-2 forms, and pay stubs
  • Families receive email reminders to submit missing documents

4. Verification

  • An automated process initiates document reviews
  • Our experienced team reviews each application individually and verifies financial information
  • Once an application has been verified, a recommendation of need is made

5. Reporting

  • Comprehensive reporting provides the recommended need for each family that has applied
  • Reporting is available on demand, with real-time updates
  • Our unique HIL Profile presents family behavior data in a convenient, easy-to-view dashboard

6. Awarding

  • The budget tool allows you to manage awards and control decisions on how to disburse financial aid
  • Available templates can be customized to communicate financial aid amounts, right from Blackbaud Financial Aid Management
  • Awards can be posted directly to Blackbaud Tuition Management 
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