Woodbridge, NJ (PRWEB) December 10, 2013
Smart Tuition, the country’s largest independently-owned tuition management company for independent and faith-based schools, announced today that it has continued its significant investment into empowering private educational institutions with the highest level of sponsorship of the National Business Officers Association.
With over 1,040 member schools and growing, NBOA serves the needs of the most prestigious schools in America. Smart Tuition joins only seven companies (A.W.G. Dewar, Inc., Commonfund, Diamond Mind, Inc., FACTS Management a Nelnet Company, ISM, SchoolDude, and TIAA-CREF) that have provided this level of support. In addition to providing more than $4 million in direct support to tuition-paying families and tuition-collecting schools each year, the company has pledged to remain Corporate Circle members for a long time to come.
Jeff Shields, President and CEO of NBOA said, "Smart Tuition's strong support of NBOA comes at a time when both of our organizations are experiencing growth within the independent school community."
Matt Knapp, Smart Tuition’s President, praised NBOA for the value they provide member schools. “There is no organization out there helping business officers at schools like the NBOA. It is easily considered one of the best investments an independent school can make, and we want to see the NBOA membership climb as fast as Smart Tuition has in recent years. Both are critically important assets to private schools and independent schools today.”
The Kent School is both a member of NBOA and a client of Smart Tuition. Their Chief Financial Officer, Jeffrey Cataldo, added praise for Smart’s commitment. "Kent School's partnership with Smart Tuition is critical to offering a tuition payment plan that is desired by so many families. Their support and professionalism has exceeded expectations. It is refreshing to know that Smart Tuition is committed to assisting Independent Schools."
Timothy Parson, the Director of Finance and Operations at Beaver Country Day School was delighted to hear about Smart Tuition’s new level of commitment. "We are pleased to hear that our tuition billing partner Smart Tuition has increased its support for NBOA to help private schools across the country meet their everyday business office challenges."
Ben Heroux, Senior Vice President, has spent close to 20 years working in tuition management companies like Tuition Management Systems and now Smart Tuition. “I have never seen a company commit as much resources to developing great technology solutions and innovations focused on independent schools.”
Heroux continued, “When I came to Smart Tuition, I remembered a dream list of almost 100 features that I wanted to offer my client schools at my previous company. Those features were already being offered by Smart Tuition, and since that day six years ago, hundreds of more innovations have been offered. There really is no solution out there like Smart for independent schools.”
Smart Tuition released the results of a parent survey distributed to the parents at over 500 independent schools. The survey results show the overwhelming preference tuition paying parents have for the payment innovations exclusive to Smart, such as 24/7 payment handling by phone, a mobile app for payments, text message alerts, and follow up emails and calls when a payment is missed.
About Smart Tuition
Founded in 1989, Smart Tuition is the largest independently owned tuition payment service offered to parents at K-12 private and faith-based schools. A recent survey of almost 8,000 parents from over 1,100 schools in 48 states found Smart Tuition to be regarded as incredibly beneficial to the school by 97% of parents. The tuition management focused survey conducted at research.net showed respondents familiar with both major tuition companies preferred Smart in enrollment, payment options, customer support, and categories by an 8:1 margin. The results of the survey can be found by emailing Smart at management(at)smarttuition(dot)com.