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Cedarville partners with ACI for new campus payment system

ACI Worldwide, provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, and Ohio’s Cedarville University have partnered to facilitate the university’s tuition payments across multiple channels. The partnership will leverage ACI’s UP Bill Payment Solution that integrates into Colleague by Ellucian, to simplify Cedarville’s tuition payment processing.

With an enrollment of nearly 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students, Cedarville was in need of an electronic payment system that provided the best integration into Colleague, while not requiring additional programming to integrate with its ERP system.

“When we needed a billing and payment solution capable of keeping up with student demands, we turned to Ellucian Self-Service and ACI’s UP Bill Payment Solution, which provided an optimal payment experience,” says Jon Shrubsole, director of Treasury and Regulatory Services, Cedarville University. “After researching others providers, ACI not only provided excellent integration with Colleague by Ellucian, but cost savings that others could not meet due to this integration.”

“We’re pleased to build upon our twenty year partnership with ACI to satisfy more than 200 colleges and universities,” says Kari Branjord, senior vice president, product management, Ellucian. “ACI and Ellucian co-developed a real-time interface providing rich integration into our Colleague by Ellucian software. This integration makes tuition payments easy for students and staff.”

“We’re proud to have hundreds of higher education clients like Cedarville University,” said Mike Braatz, chief product officer, ACI Worldwide. “With our bill payment solution, these schools have been able to raise student satisfaction by 24% and reduce staff time spent on payments by 19% on average.”*

ACI provides campus payment systems to colleges and universities with more than 300 higher education institutions in the United States and Puerto Rico utilizing its payment processing platform.

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