Inceptia Launches Online Resource for Higher Education Professionals

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Lincoln, Neb.  – Inceptia has created a free online resource for higher education professionals, industry experts and others who want to help students be successful in building a strong financial foundation and furthering student success.

The Inceptia Institute, institute.inceptia.org, offers the latest industry news and research affecting students, schools, policy and financial aid.

Visitors are encouraged to ask questions, participate in polls and share best practices with their peers. The Institute’s resource center features podcasts, webinars and Inceptia-authored white papers, as well as calculators that school counselors can share with students to see the real costs involved with loan repayment and other expenses.

The site also features a panel of experts – leaders in higher education and student success – who regularly will initiate and participate in discussions about the most important issues affecting the industry today.

“We’ve designed a destination to start a conversation among people who care about the intersection of student success and financial issues,” said Inceptia Financial Education Coordinator Jen Skidmore, CPFM.

“There are so many uncertainties and so many policy changes happening that are dramatically affecting students and schools. The Inceptia Institute is a way to take the pulse of higher education, especially when it comes to student financial success, and integrate it into everyday responsibilities. We encourage everyone to contribute their two cents about these topics.”

The Institute’s event calendar features a listing by month of industry conferences, meetings, conference calls and webinars. Some events may count toward continuing education units for those who have completed certification in personal financial management through Inceptia. Visitors also may submit a suggestion for an event.

The Inceptia Institute is open to the public. Registration is available at https://institute.inceptia.org.

ABOUT INCEPTIA

Inceptia is dedicated to providing much-needed support to help schools effectively fulfill their new roles and responsibilities. Through comprehensive data analysis, financial education, default prevention and financial aid management, we are confident we can help all students, not just borrowers, become financially responsible adults. We are here to make it possible for more schools to launch brilliant futures. More information is available at Inceptia.org.