AICUO Partner: Overture Technologies; Prager, Sealy & Co.
Technologies of Bethesda, Md., is an online loan comparison and shopping service
available to more than 140,000 students attending 51 Ohio nonprofit institutions of
higher education. The Marketplace is the only online service that presents students with
upfront, accurate comparisons of rates and terms — not “as low as” advertisements —
so they can effectively evaluate available private loan funding options, if they have
exhausted federal and institutional grants and loans. As part of Overture’s Private Loan
Marketplace network of Web sites, operating in Ohio and 10 other states, the Ohio
marketplace also helps students discover untapped sources of loans; emphasizes
financial literacy and smart borrowing habits; preserves borrower credit scores and
privacy; and provides colleges and universities with a straightforward path to HEOA
Section 601 compliance. The Marketplace connects borrowers to a wide range of
lenders, including national banks and nonprofit credit unions. Students interested in the
Ohio Private Loan Marketplace should contact their campus financial aid offices.
AICUO Partner: Sightlines, LLC
Sightlines is a leader in helping colleges and universities better manage their facilities operation and capital investments. Sightlines provides tools for strategic planning, analyzing and benchmarking that generate an independent, reliable comparison of campus performance in these areas against peer institutions.
Using its unique, proprietary Return on Physical Assets (ROPASM) process, Sightlines visits each campus annually to collect more than 200 indicators of facilities and financial data and then identifies trends and provides useful analysis and benchmarks. With Sightlines, institutions receive the context and validation they need to make sound, clear, informed and financially credible decisions about campus facilities. As a result, campuses can optimize capital investments, address backlog of deferred maintenance projects, develop a strategy to steward physical assets, improve the effectiveness of facility operations, reduce energy consumption and better serve students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
AICUO's agreement with Sightlines provides a discount of up to 15% off the cost of the first-year historical analysis. In addition, by signing up through AICUO, Sightlines will be providing your institution with annual sector analysis of how well AICUO members are addressing physical asset needs compared to independent and public institutions across the country. For a Web demo, click here.
For more information please contact one of the following people:
AICUO Partner: Inter-University Council of Ohio
Association members can save substantially on office supplies, dormitory beds, computers and software, group insurance, and more by using purchasing contracts negotiated by the Inter-University Council of Ohio Purchasing Group, of which AICUO is a member.
For more information, visit the collaborations web site.
AICUO Partner: California Casualty Auto and Home Insurance
Auto and home insurance from California Casualty is now available to employees of AICUO member institutions. California Casualty has been serving education professionals for over 60 years. This exclusive program – not available to the general public - offers special AICUO member rates, generous discounts, superior service and unique Higher Ed policy features. There is no cost to the member institution and implementation is easy.
Here are a few of the unique policy benefits that AICUO member institution employees can enjoy:
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AICUO Partner: SIS
SIS is a nationally-recognized, leading technology and managed IT solutions provider helping clients design, optimize and support mission-critical assets. Our regionally-focused teams across the country solve challenges and design solutions, leaving more time for clients to devote resources to core business strategies. SIS’ proven methodology, experienced professionals and innovative technologies provide the highest quality of IT service to more than 1,300 clients, both large and small.
Our proven methodology, experienced professionals and innovative technologies help clients infuse technology into a clear strategy to drive results. Every solution is customized to clients’ unique business requirements, leveraging existing IT investments while keeping scalability and total cost of ownership top of mind.