Sep 11, 2018

Nelnet Campus Commerce Partners with Foundation for California Community Colleges to Provide eCommerce Solutions

Nelnet payment technology provides California community college students with a secure and mobile way to view bills and pay fees

LINCOLN, Neb. (September 11, 2018)– Nelnet Campus Commerce, a division of Nelnet, one of the leading education services and finance companies in the nation, announced a partnership today with the Foundation for California Community Colleges (Foundation) to become an eCommerce provider through the Foundation’s purchasing program, CollegeBuys. The five-year partnership between Nelnet and CollegeBuys provides all 115 California community colleges with access to Nelnet Campus Commerce’s payment processing solutions, providing students with a secure and convenient way to pay their fees on the go.

“This partnership offers our colleges and students a simple solution that saves them time and money, ” said Jorge J.C. Sales, executive director of program development at the Foundation. “Technology solutions such as this are critical to creating efficiencies and allowing students to focus on achieving their educational goals.”

The partnership is an expansion of services provided to districts like West Valley-Mission Community College District located in the Silicon Valley. In early 2017, West Valley-Mission Community College District worked with Nelnet Campus Commerce to implement Nelnet’s payment processing solutions in under 12 weeks on their campuses. The new system’s modern interface and paperless billing was positively received by students.

“Our partnership with Nelnet Campus Commerce has brought a state-of-the-art solution to our staff and students, ” said Ron Smith, director of information systems at West Valley-Mission Community College District.

Nelnet Campus Commerce specializes in providing payment processing solutions designed to meet the needs of higher education. Nelnet can simply and securely process and track every payment made across campus and lets students view and pay fees on the go, manage payment plans, receive refunds quickly, and make payments in a safe and secure system.

“Our mission is to make educational dreams possible through service and technology, ” said DeeAnn Wenger, president of Nelnet Campus Commerce. “We look forward to providing the California community colleges with simple, secure commerce solutions that make paying for education more affordable for students and their families.”

To learn about Nelnet’s payment technology, visit https: //www.campuscommerce.com/. To learn more about Nelnet’s agreement with the CollegeBuys program, visit http://foundationccc.org/CollegeBuys/For-Colleges/Our-Partners/Software-and-Technology

About Nelnet Campus Commerce

Nelnet Campus Commerce delivers payment technology for a smarter campus. Our product suite uses the latest technology to create a unique and integrated payment experience for more than 900 campuses across the country. Our intuitive and secure solutions are PCI Level 1 validated and integrate with every major ERP. From payment processing and refunds, to tuition payment plans and online storefronts, Nelnet Campus Commerce helps process every payment on campus. For more information, please visit https://www.campuscommerce.com.

About the Foundation for California Community Colleges

The Foundation for California Community Colleges is the official nonprofit foundation to the California community colleges Board of Governors and Chancellor's Office. The Foundation's mission is to benefit, support, and enhance the missions of the California community colleges system, the largest higher education system in the nation. Incorporated in 1998, the Foundation works to benefit all California community college students, colleges, college foundations, and the system as a whole by strengthening communities, accelerating paths to economic and social mobility, and reducing barriers to opportunities for all Californians. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit corporation and receives no direct state or public support. For more information, visit www.foundationccc.org.

About CollegeBuys

CollegeBuys is the Foundation’s systemwide procurement vehicle that leverages the buying power of California’s 115 community colleges to offer discounts of up to 85 percent on a wide range of educational products—from industry-leading software and technology to high quality office and classroom furniture. www.collegebuys.org

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