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This meeting of the Executive Committee will be held by conference call. Meeting materials and connection instructions will be emailed directly to the committee.

This meeting will be held by conference call. Meeting materials and connection instructions will be emailed directly to committee members.

Thank you to all the business officers who stopped by our booths this year at WACUBO, SACUBO, CACUBO, and EACUBO. We enjoyed meeting you and sharing information about Coalition programs. We look forward to seeing you again in 2019!

KICA, GICA, IAICU, and ICI member colleges and universities rave about how easy it is to implement the Paymerang electronic payments system: “Everything went much better and faster than I expected.  It is easily the best implementation that I have ever been involved with.” Marty Singleton, Director of Finance & Accounting, Manhattan Christian College, Manhattan, KS… View Program

Trust your delivery and freight needs to the global leader in logistics transportation with E&I’s new competitively awarded contract with UPS! UPS offers tools and solutions uniquely beneficial for educational institutions, designed to maximize productivity, drive efficiency, promote innovation, and reduce costs. This contract includes rates for domestic, international, and less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments. Contract Highlights:… View Program

The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio is pleased to welcome Manilath (Mani) James to the staff as Director of External Relations. Mani is an Otterbein grad and brings more than 15 years of community relations, business development, and marketing experience to her role. She previously served as the Community Outreach Manager at… View Program

The Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities (the Alliance) has announced the appointment of Jim Bauer as its new president, effective July 16, 2018. Bauer succeeds Kristen Grainger, who stepped down on July 13. “Jim brings to the Alliance nearly 25 years of experience as a strategic thinker and leader for private, independent higher education in… View Program

by Nassar Chanda   The world of electronic supplier payments is growing rapidly. Companies are making the transition to eliminate check writing and move to secure electronic payment platforms. The time savings, fraud prevention, and cost savings have already convinced many companies to outsource their accounts payable disbursements. Fractional bank solutions do not provide the best opportunity… View Program

How One College Works with Others to Save Money and Expand Programs At a time when higher education has been hit hard financially due to an unstable business model and declining enrollment, institutions are finding new ways to operate more efficiently.  Efforts to share costs, combine services, or offer joint academic programs have become increasingly… View Program

Welcome to the new board members that will be joining the Coalition in the coming weeks:  Terri Standish-Kuon, Ph.D., vice president of public affairs for the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU) in New York, has been selected following a national search as the next president and chief executive officer of Independent Colleges of… View Program

The NACUBO 2018 Annual Meeting, “Anchored in Culture, Ingenuity, and Pride,” will bring together the forces of strong traditions and innovation to inspire imagination and growth. NACUBO 2018 will motivate the chief business officer to employ the creativity necessary to manage and support the evolving goals of the campus community while keeping the institution anchored in its… View Program

April 29 – May 2, 2018 | Anaheim, CA | 500+ attendees WACUBO’s largest event is attended by every level of business officer in the region from every functional discipline: HR, IT, facilities, and financial services, just to name a few. This annual event offers high-level exposure opportunities to partners interested in building relationships within higher… View Program

Columbia, South Carolina The business officers from the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities will meet on June 5 in Columbia, SC. The Coalition will be present to promote new and existing programs.

Montgomery, Alabama The presidents from the Alabama Association of Independent Colleges and Universities will meet on August 8 in Montgomery, AL. The Coalition will be present to promote new and existing programs.

Melbourne, Florida The presidents from the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida will meet on September 5 at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, FL. The Coalition will be present to promote new and existing programs.

Nashville, Tennessee The semi-annual meeting of the Association Collaboration Consortium (ACC) will be held September 26 – 28 in Nashville, TN. The ACC is comprised of the member services providers from the state associations. The ACC meetings provide the Coalition with important feedback about usage and effective marketing strategies for new and existing Coalition programs… View Program

Meeting materials will be emailed to the committee prior to the meeting.

The Coalition has registered as a exhibitor at the CACUBO 2018 Annual Meeting in Chicago. Dates of the meeting are September 30 – October 2, 2018. The CACUBO Annual Meeting, held each fall, is one of the premier higher education events in the region. For staff at all levels in college and university business offices… View Program

  Massachusetts Members of the Association of Independent Colleges & Universities in Massachusetts will meet on October 4. The Coalition will be present to promote new and existing programs.

The Coalition will attend the Annual Conference of the Association for Collaborative Leadership on October 10-12 in Norfolk, VA. The Association for Collaborative Leadership (ACL) is an educational, research and professional organization dedicated to developing leadership capabilities and advancing higher education collaboration. For more information, please visit the ACL Annual Conference home page.

Meeting materials will be emailed to the committee prior to the meeting.

The Coalition has registered as a exhibitor at the EACUBO 2018 Annual Meeting in Buffalo, NY. Dates of the meeting are October 21 – 24, 2018. The EACUBO Annual Meeting attracts top buyers from public and private institutions, community colleges, small institutions, comprehensive/large institutions, and research universities located in the Eastern region of the country. … View Program

The business officers from the Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities will meet on October 30. The Coalition will be present to promote new and existing programs.  

Annual Fall Board Meeting Washington, D.C. The 2018 Annual Coalition Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Monday, November 12th and Tuesday, November 13th at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, DC.  A Welcome Reception will be held on Monday evening and the Board Meeting on Tuesday.     Location Washington Court Hotel 525 New Jersey Ave NW,… View Program

The Coalition will attend the 2018 HESS Consortium in Nasheville, TN. Dates of the meeting are November 15-16, 2018. The HESS Consortium is made up of chief financial officers, chief information officers, and technology and finance directors from a diverse group of private, non-profit schools committed to finding efficiencies and cost savings by working with other… View Program

Isn’t it time your fields and courts worked as hard as your athletes? Renowned for inventing and perfecting long-pile turf, FieldTurf, (a Tarkett company) has been installing turf systems for over 15 years. FieldTurf has set the standard for quality, service, and trust in the industry. Whether your team is scoring goals or hitting home runs,… View Program

NEW ORLEANS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pan-American Life Insurance Group (PALIG), a leading provider of insurance and financial services throughout the Americas, and the Coalition for College Savings (The Coalition), an organization that works to leverage the collective buying power of private colleges, announced today that they are partnering to provide The Coalition’s member institutions with best in class… View Program

A calendar item for this meeting has been emailed to the Executive Committee.  Materials and connection details will be emailed to the committee shortly before the meeting.

Professional Development Group’s 21st National Cards and Payments on Campus Conference is an event built by Higher Education, for Higher Education. The conference is geared towards all skill levels for card and procure-to-pay programs from beginning to advanced. Avoid reinventing the wheel by learning from top experts in strategic spend management from both public and… View Program

A calendar item for this meeting has been emailed to the Contract & Program Committee.  Meeting materials will be emailed to the committee prior to the meeting.

A calendar item for this meeting has been emailed to the Executive Committee and the Audit & Finance Committee.  Materials and connection details will be emailed to the committees shortly before the meeting.

The Coalition has registered as a exhibitor at the SACUBO 2018 Annual Meeting in Fort Worth, Texas. Dates of the meeting are May 6-8, 2018. Join your peers from higher education institutions around the region for relevant and quality professional education and networking opportunities. In the evenings, enjoy the distinct dining, shopping, entertainment, and cultural… View Program

This meeting will be held by webinar. A calendar item for this meeting has been emailed to the Board of Directors and their Proxies.  An agenda, meeting materials and webinar details will be emailed to the committee at least one week before the meeting.

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — PFM and the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) today announced a new partnership that will grant 89 higher education institutions across the Commonwealth access to the preeminent software tool on the market built specifically for comprehensive financial modeling.  PFM’s Whitebirch Multi-Year Planning Software (Whitebirch) platform will now provide financial officers at Pennsylvania institutions large and… View Program

    Even the most durable furniture will start to show wear and tear over time, and chances are your lounge furniture has seen better days. Replacing or repairing damaged or worn furniture can be costly, but with E&I’s new competitively solicited Transformations Furniture contract, this problem can be a thing of the past! Transformations… View Program

Tuesday,  November 7th 12:30 p.m. Eastern to 1:15 p.m. Eastern Join Steptoe & Johnson attorneys Jim Newberry and Susan Deniker for a free and interactive video conference on the latest Title IX guidance. The video conference will address: The Impact of the New Title IX Guidance on: The Burden of Proof Appeals Mediation Length of… View Program

Now you can save even more with E&I’s competitively solicited Lowe’s contract! Beginning October 9th, baseline discounting for in-store purchases increased from 5% to 7%. This improved value replaces the previous 2% prompt pay discount when utilizing a Lowe’s Account Receivable (LAR) account. Members now benefit from greater point-of-purchase value and improved savings! Getting Started:… View Program

After a wide-ranging national search, the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (LAICU) has selected Stanton F. McNeely III, Ed. D., as its next president and CEO. McNeely began his duties on Sept. 1, and succeeded MaryAnn Coleman who is retiring from LAICU after 32 years with the organization…. View Program

How to Easily Implement an ePayments Program Join Paymerang’s webinar to see how simple it is to pay AP invoices and employee expense reimbursements electronically through a secure and profitable process versus writing checks.  Since 2012, this small process change has been helping higher education accounting departments automate disbursements and reconcilement while also providing valuable… View Program

A calendar item for this meeting has been emailed to the Executive Committee.  Materials and connection details will be emailed to the committee shortly before the meeting.

  The EACUBO Annual Meeting is designed to focus strategically on several topics such as change management, innovation and risk taking. Join other business officers on October 15-18 in Pittsburg as they explore new ideas, practical solutions, and new models for higher education. The Coalition for College Cost Savings will have a booth in the… View Program

  Sunbelt is one of the largest equipment rental companies in North America, with over 600 locations and a portfolio featuring over 90 product categories. Sunbelt offers an extensive fleet of general construction equipment, industrial tools, pumps, power generation equipment, trench shoring, scaffolding, remediation and restoration equipment, and more. Also available are the company’s training programs… View Program

In Paymerang’s latest webinar with Professional Development Group, Brian Cook, SVP of Higher Education, discussed the rapid evolution taking place that is changing the payments landscape. Brian dug deeper into the past, present and future of B2B payments. He also covered all available options to pay your vendors electronically, including white label banking solutions. Download “B2B… View Program

If it feels like you don’t have enough time in the day to focus on the activities that could make the biggest difference to your organization, you are not alone. One-quarter of accounts payable professionals recently surveyed by the Institute of Finance and Management (IOFM) cite time management among their top concerns, surpassing hot-button issues such as reducing… View Program

Weight Loss that’s Free. A Difference that’s Real.   Real Appeal is UnitedHealthcare’s proprietary, 52-week intensive lifestyle intervention program that focuses on helping participants lose weight and maintain weight loss with the ultimate goal of preventing or mitigating obesity related issues such as pre-diabetes, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The program is delivered live over the… View Program

The Coalition is pleased to welcome some new faces.  Sometimes these newcomers are new hires and sometimes they have been a part of their state association for many years, but are now taking on new responsibilities that allow us to work with them for the first time.  Either way, we are happy to have them… View Program

Written by Leslie Thomason, a Client Relationship Manager. With over 7 years of experience at Paymerang, Leslie enjoys working with clients on the front end—starting with their first implementation meeting—and with our operational teams on the back end as the voice of our customers. As a client implementation manager at Paymerang, I’ve had the honor of showing… View Program

Monday, July 31 | Minneapolis, MN   Designing the Liberal Arts Institutions of the Future Join First American Education Finance after the NACUBO Annual Meeting for a unique opportunity to hear the stories of industry leaders who are helping to evolve liberal arts colleges. The evening will feature a panel of three presidents and innovators, moderated by… View Program

Outsource Your ePayments A recent survey by the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) indicates a significant rise in payment fraud (see survey results here). In 2016, 74% of finance professionals reported that their companies were victims.1 According to AFP, checks continue to be the biggest target for fraud, with 75% of organizations falling victim in 2016. After checks, ACH… View Program

Partnership Helps E&I Connect with Higher Ed Technology Leaders; Deliver Contract Development and Negotiation Expertise JERICHO, N.Y. – E&I Cooperatives Services (E&I) and the Higher Education Systems and Services Consortium (HESS), a non-profit organization for private colleges and universities, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work collectively to help members connect and save money… View Program

New Jersey’s economy is at a critical juncture. As our state continues to expand opportunities for businesses and residents, employers are reporting a concerning gap for educated, highly-skilled employees to meet workplace demand. Now, more than ever, New Jersey needs to ensure that its independent colleges and universities receive adequate public funding to strengthen their… View Program

John B. Wilson, President and CEO of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in New Jersey (AICUNJ), has been tapped as the interim Board Chair of the Coalition for College Cost Savings.  Since joining the Coalition in 2011, AICUNJ has been an active and engaged member.  Mr. Wilson has served in various capacities, including… View Program

David Wantz has been named the next president and CEO of the Independent Colleges of Indiana.  Founded in 1948 and headquartered in Indianapolis, ICI is a nonprofit association representing Indiana’s 31 private, nonprofit colleges and universities.  Wantz succeeds Richard L. Ludwick, who will become president of the University of St. Thomas (Houston, Texas) in July…. View Program

A calendar item for this meeting has been emailed to the Contract & Program Committee.  Materials and connection details will be emailed to the committee shortly before the meeting.

A calendar item for this meeting has been emailed to the Audit and Finance Committee.  Materials and connection details will be emailed to the committee shortly before the meeting.

A calendar item for this meeting has been emailed to the Contract & Program Committee.  Materials and connection details will be emailed to the committee shortly before the meeting.

  J.P. Morgan cordially invites Coalition for College Cost Savings Consortium participants to attend an online smartdata training webinar. There will be two sessions and we encourage all program administrators to attend at least one session. Attendees will learn how to consolidate, analyze and manage commercial card transaction data using our real-time, web-based reporting tool…. View Program

A calendar item for this meeting has been emailed to the Audit and Finance Committee.  Materials and connection details will be emailed to the committee shortly before the meeting.

Annual Fall Board Meeting Washington, D.C. The 2017 Annual Coalition Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Monday, November 13th and Tuesday, November 14th at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, DC.  We will hold a Welcome Reception on Monday evening and our Board Meeting on Tuesday.   Location Washington Court Hotel 525 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington,… View Program

A calendar item for this meeting has been emailed to the Contract & Program Committee.  Materials and connection details will be emailed to the committee shortly before the meeting.

NH’s Public and Private Colleges and Universities Working Together After a wide-reaching national search among an array of candidates, Mike Vlacich has been selected to replace retiring New Hampshire College & University Council President & CEO Tom Horgan. Mr. Vlacich will begin on June 1st of this year, where he will put his extensive relationships,… View Program

Reduce Fraud Risk & Unleash the Power of Electronic Supplier Payments The number of check and ACH payment scams being reported by colleges and universities across the US continues to rise.  That’s why over half of the organizations polled by the AFP want to move to secure electronic payments—but 71% of them admit they lack the proper… View Program

E&I Cooperative Services returned more than $16 million to members in the form of rebates in 2016, and membership reached an all-time high of 4,100, according to a report disclosed at the Cooperative’s Annual Stockholders’ Meeting. E&I posted a number of other notable 2016 achievements: Member purchases exceeded $2.7 billion – nearly $90 million over… View Program

Cost savings is not a priority for procurement leaders at US schools, according to survey results Only 36% of procurement staff at American universities and colleges are very confident that they will achieve their savings target this year, according to an extensive survey of procurement professionals at higher education institutions by Rosslyn Data Technologies.  The… View Program

A letter from our contract supplier partner: Today marks a special day in The Payments Company’s history. The Payments Company is now Paymerang. We started out in 2010 with just a handful of local clients and one goal: to help companies pay vendors electronically. Since then, we’ve grown to serve clients across the US who… View Program

A Coalition contract supplier, AP Advantage, has been nominated for the Institute of Finance & Management’s (IOFM) Game Changer Award!  This award program recognizes the top 5 companies with solutions that provide value to finance professionals.  The Game Changer Awards showcase companies that provide the most productive and effective technologies and meet the highest standards of… View Program

JERICHO, N.Y. – E&I Cooperative members can now take advantage of new competitively awarded contracts with Canteen, Chartwells, and Levy Restaurants. Each of these companies is a division of Compass Group – the world’s largest foodservice company.  Canteen contract offers self-checkout micro-market solutions With over 200 locations in 48 states, Canteen provides snacks, drinks, fresh food,… View Program

Kristen Grainger, former director of communications for Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, has been selected to lead the Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities effective January 17, 2017. “We are excited to welcome Kristen Grainger to lead The Alliance,” said Alliance Board of Trustees Chair Merrit Quarum, CEO of Qmedtrix Systems, Inc. “Her wealth of knowledge… View Program

The Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU) in New York welcomes Mary Beth Labate as its eighth chief executive effective January 3, 2017. Ms. Labate succeeds Laura L. Anglin, CICU’s most recent president. As president of CICU, Ms. Labate will be responsible for leading the organization’s state public policy advocacy, regulatory coordination and pre-college outreach… View Program

A calendar item for this meeting has been emailed to the Program Development SubCommittee.  Meeting materials will be emailed to the committee at least one week before the meeting.

A calendar item for this meeting has been emailed to the Executive Committee.  Meeting materials will be emailed to the committee at least one week before the meeting.

A calendar item for this meeting has been emailed to the Contract & Program Committee.  Meeting materials will be emailed to the committee at least one week before the meeting.

A calendar item for this meeting has been emailed to the Audit & Finance Committee.  Meeting materials will be emailed to the committee at least one week before the meeting.

A calendar item for this meeting has been emailed to the Program Development SubCommittee.  Meeting materials will be emailed to the committee at least one week before the meeting.

A calendar item for this meeting has been emailed to the Contract & Program Committee.  Meeting materials will be emailed to the committee at least one week before the meeting.

A calendar item for this meeting has been emailed to the Audit & Finance Committee, the Executive Committee, and the Coalition’s auditors.  Meeting materials will be emailed to the committees at least one week before the meeting.

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A calendar item for this meeting has been emailed to the Program Development SubCommittee.  Meeting materials will be emailed to the committee at least one week before the meeting.

A calendar item for this meeting has been emailed to the Contract & Program Committee.  Meeting materials will be emailed to the committee at least one week before the meeting.

JERICHO, N.Y. – E&I Cooperative members can now take advantage of three competitively awarded contracts with Pitney Bowes, a global technology company crafting innovative products and solutions in the areas of customer information management, location intelligence, customer engagement, shipping and mailing, and global ecommerce.  E&I’s Pitney Bowes contracts service three unique areas: mail and sortation services,… View Program

This meeting will be held by webinar. A calendar item for this meeting has been emailed to the Board of Directors and their Proxies.  An agenda, meeting materials and webinar details will be emailed to the committee at least one week before the meeting.

ClientLynn University, Boca Raton, Florida Modules Implemented  eBill, ePayment, Full Service Payment Plans, eMarket, SmartPay, Mobile Payments App   The relationship between Lynn University and CASHNet was born in 2008. “It was a time when everyone was starting online payments, especially universities,” says Maria Piret, director of information systems at Lynn University. PCI compliance was… View Program

October is National Cooperative Month and E&I is celebrating – along with 40,000 other cooperative businesses serving more than 120 million people nationwide – by recognizing the many ways “Cooperatives Build” trust, stronger communities, more resilient economies, and a better world.   A Lesson on Cooperatives Cooperatives are businesses that are owned and governed by their members, the… View Program

Beginning to use E&I contracts is a simple process that requires the completion of two short online forms: A Membership Application (this allows you to become an E&I Member) A Member Registration (this allows you to view the “Members Only” areas of the E&I website, which contains E&I’s proprietary contract information)   How to complete… View Program

It’s upgraded. It’s streamlined. It’s finally here. Say hello to the new Eandi.org! Remember, you’ll have to register again, even if you have a username and password for the old site. Don’t worry though. We’ve made the process as simple and quick as possible! We hope you’re as excited about the improved user-experience as we… View Program

Working with over 600 schools nationwide puts First American Education Finance in a unique position to share observations and growing trends in how schools are addressing these current challenges. See their insights for FY16 – 17 below or click here to download the PDF. The 5 Trends  Modernizing Existing Facilities Reprioritizing Sustainability Investing in Campus Security Implementing Emerging… View Program

It is our pleasure to announce that Mr. Lyen Crews, CPA, CGMA, has joined the Coalition for College Cost Savings as Executive Director.  Lyen comes to the Coalition with a wealth of professional experience, including tenure as CFO for two Coalition member colleges.  He will manage Coalition operations, strategic priorities, member participation and vendor relations. … View Program

A calendar item for this meeting has been emailed to the Audit & Finance Committee.  Meeting materials will be emailed to the committee at least one week before the meeting.

A calendar item for this meeting has been emailed to the Executive Committee.  Meeting materials will be emailed to the committee at least one week before the meeting.

After an extensive nationwide search, Bill Spiker has been named the seventh president of The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC). Spiker will succeed Gordon R. Brollier, who earlier this year announced his plan to retire after 25 years of service. “Bill’s knowledge of higher education, extensive and successful fundraising experience, and passion for the values found… View Program

Principal Financial Group has notified the Coalition that they are not renewing their contract with us for Life, Disability, Vision and Dental insurance when it expires on August 1st.  According to reporting provided by Principal, only three schools participated in the program.  The Coalition’s Higher Education Member Organizations who have these schools as members have… View Program

On June 14, the Coalition for College Cost Savings held  a 30-minute webinar providing a guided tour of the company’s website. Attendance was high, but we’ve had some requests for a second webinar for those who missed the first one. Please keep your eye out for an email invitation for a repeat webinar in the future.

E&I Cooperative announce a new contract with a trusted E&I Business Partner – PPG Paints. The new E&I PPG Paints contract includes more products, services and locations than ever before. Contract Enhancements: Enhanced value of a full range of architectural paints and coatings, industrial coatings, stains and sundries A dedicated team for on-site consultation and guidance in painting… View Program

E&I Cooperative Services returned more than $25 million to members in the form of rebates in 2015, and approved another $3.5 million to be returned in the form of patronage refunds, according to a report disclosed at the Cooperative’s Annual Stockholders’ Meeting. E&I posted a number of other notable 2015 achievements: Member purchases exceeded $2.5… View Program

Tuesday, June 14, 2:00-2:30 pm Eastern The Coalition for College Cost Savings invites higher education member organizations to a 30-minute webinar providing a guided tour of the company’s website. Jessie Werner, Communication and Programs Director, will walk you through the public side of the site, as well as the Members Only side.  Q&A and discussion will be… View Program

E&I Cooperative Services’ member-driven competitive solicitation process has been reviewed and validated by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) as being in compliance with generally accepted public procurement standards used by most public agencies across the United States. NIGP evaluation of the Cooperative’s competitive RFP process was based upon a number of criteria including: analysis of procedures and… View Program

In the Coalition’s latest audit, which is indicative of prior year’s audits, our auditor Glaser and Company reported that the Coalition’s financial statements resulted in a clean opinion, with the highest level of assurance.  Several details that reflected positively on the financial management practices of the Coalition were highlighted, including segregation of duties despite a… View Program

A NOTE FROM THE PRESIDENT – Last year saw a grass roots effort among some of the Coalition’s members and a number of independent colleges and universities to counter the rising costs associated with ERP system software and maintenance expense.  Starting with an idea that grew out of Centre College in Kentucky, the grass roots effort… View Program

New Science Center Highlights Passion to Invest in the Future Located outside of Boston, a private college known for delivering career-focused programs had a dedicated focus on the sciences. To stay relevant in a competitive market and invest in this area, it decided to take these programs to the next level by adding new academic… View Program

During the months of March and April, the Coalition has collaborated with AP Advantage to present webinars to individual state associations. These webinars focus on Coalition programs that help colleges and universities automate and streamline processes, improve efficiency and reduce the cost of delivering education. The main focus of the webinar is one contract in… View Program

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Visitors to the CertifiedBackground site are now being redirected to CastleBranch.com.  They anticipate the experience to be seamless. Here’s what you can expect: For administrators, you will be automatically redirected to CastleBranch.com. Simply click SIGN IN on the home page, enter your same username and password and use the system as before. For students, applicants… View Program

Did you know  . . .  you can register your Higher Education Member Organization as an E&I member at no cost?  Use this link to directly access the E&I Contract Patron application: http://www.eandi.org/vendorapps/application_cp.aspx.  Please type ‘CCCS’ in the form’s referral section.  Not only does that get you on the E&I communication list, but your Higher Education Member Organization can… View Program

Using a Shared Savings Model to Fund Energy Efficiency Upgrades Adelphi University, located in Garden City, New York, is a member of the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (cIcu). The university recently implemented a new co-generation central heating plant that would reduce their kilowatt usage by 41%. They turned to Ecosystem Energy Services to… View Program

With the new year came several new faces in collaborative services among the Coalition’s higher education member organizations. We are pleased to welcome these individuals to join us in our shared goals of leveraging the collective buying power of private colleges towards reducing operating costs, improving the efficiency of internal procedures and ultimately lowering the cost… View Program

E&I Member Webinar, presented by Procurex, Inc. and PRX Energy: Competitive Energy Procurement –  Expert Insights & Best Practices.   REGISTER NOW     REGISTER NOW  

A NOTE FROM THE PRESIDENT FROM RICHMOND, VA – The Coalition met with The Payments Company CEO Steve Winston and Brian Cook, Senior Vice President for Higher Education, to review the AP Advantage program. One of the Coalition’s fastest growing programs, 21 institutions are now on board and experiencing solid benefits, and more are in the pipeline…. View Program

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The 2016 Annual Coalition Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Monday, November 14th and Tuesday, November 15th at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, DC.  We will have a Welcome Reception on Monday evening and our Board Meeting on Tuesday. Location Washington Court Hotel 525 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001 202-628-2100 800-321-3010 (Reservations) 202-879-7993… View Program

The Board of Directors for the Coalition for College Cost Savings voted at the November Board Meeting to appoint Matt Lindsey to serve as Executive Secretary.  His term began on January 1, 2016 and runs through the end of 2017. Matt Lindsey is the President of the Kansas Independent College Association & Fund where he… View Program

A Coalition partner, HESS Consortium, was recently featured in an article by Inside Higher Ed, titled Boosting Buying Power: Dozens of private colleges are banding together in a consortium to score better deals on the software that forms the backbone of their administrative services. The members of the Higher Education Systems & Services Consortium, also… View Program

 PORTLAND, Ore. — Ron Saxton, one of Oregon’s most respected business, civic and educational leaders, is the new president of the Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities (The Alliance).  He succeeds Larry Large who retired at the end of December. “Ron Saxton has a long and distinguished legal and business career,” said The Alliance Search Committee Chair Lesley Hallick,… View Program

NEW HAVEN, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Higher One Holdings, Inc. (ONE), today, announced that it reached an agreement to sell substantially all of the assets and certain of the liabilities of its Disbursements business, including the OneAccount, to one of its bank partners, Customers Bank and its parent company, Customers Bancorp, Inc., (CUBI) for a gross purchase price of $37… View Program

E&I’s competitively awarded VWR says thank you with a special opportunity. The agreement offers you access to the complete VWR product line, specialized contract pricing, free ground shipping, and next-day delivery options.     If your institution is not currently utilizing the VWR contract, sign up today by submitting the Core Participation LOP. If you… View Program

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The Rosslyn Analytics’ cloud-based spend analytics solution, delivered via E&I Consulting Group, provides a comprehensive spend analytics platform that contains all of the spend data and self-services tools procurement needs to effectively extract, analyze, report, and manage detailed spend data – so that it is fully actionable in driving institutional decision making around their entire purchasing process. … View Program

Mundelein, Ill. – Medline Industries, Inc., a global medical supplies manufacturer and distributor, was recently awarded a five-year group purchasing agreement with E&I Cooperative Services, a not-for-profit sourcing cooperative that delivers expertise, solutions and services to higher education and related institutions.  The contract is expected to deliver competitive pricing and significant savings on more than 350,000 products within Medline’s portfolio… View Program

Jericho, NY – Drexel University has selected the partnership of E&I Consulting Group and Rosslyn Analytics to deliver new spend analytics capabilities to help transform and financially strengthen the institution for the future. “Procurement plays an increasingly vital role in the transformation of higher education business operations,” stated Stephen Mack, Associate Vice President, Procurement Services,… View Program

A NOTE FROM THE PRESIDENT – The Coalition for College Cost Savings was recently invited to present at the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (www.icuf.org) CFO/CIO Forum. The meeting was held in Boca Raton, FL, hosted by Lynn University. The conference focused on CFO and CIO issues and opportunities for ICUF member schools. A… View Program

Coalition member schools receive free access to the First American Education Finance CustomerConnect™ platform. CustomerConnect is a secure online asset management reporting solution that allows your campus to conveniently track leases and leased equipment 24 x 7. CustomerConnect is available on the web, on an iPad which is supplied free of charge by First American,… View Program

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. – The Coalition for College Cost Savings is pleased to announce New Hampshire College & University Council (NHCUC) as its newest member. The New Hampshire College & University Council represents 22 colleges and universities. These institutions are highly regarded for their outstanding teaching, research, and community service activities. They serve as major centers of… View Program

A NOTE FROM THE PRESIDENT  –  It will come as no surprise to you that healthcare premiums will continue to rise into 2016, with claim trends exceeding general inflation for at least the next 18 months.1  Now is a great time for your member schools to leverage the buying power of the Coalition’s Employee Health… View Program

Johns Island, S.C. – The Coalition for College Cost Savings, a national member-owned non-profit organization consisting of nearly 900 private colleges across 30 states, announced a renewed partnership with Higher One, a leading provider of financial services and data analytics to more than 1,900 colleges and universities across the U.S. Higher One will continue to provide… View Program

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C.  – The Coalition for College Cost Savings and First American Education Finance announced today that they have renewed their contract to provide project based financing solutions to association member schools. With this contract renewal, the Coalition and First American Education Finance are working together to help schools address funding needs for various… View Program

A NOTE FROM THE PRESIDENT  –  The US Department of Education formally posted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on Title IV Cash Management, which can be viewed at the Federal Register’s website. The Coalition’s partner, Higher One, has reviewed these rules in detail to understand the potential impact they may have on disbursement services for institutions… View Program

JERICHO, N.Y. – E&I Cooperative Services is pleased to welcome two new members to its Board of Directors: Bill Dillon and Kevin Maloney. Bill Dillon currently serves as Executive Vice President of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). Before joining NACUBO in 2004, Bill served as a business officer at Carnegie Mellon… View Program

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. – The Coalition for College Cost Savings and CertifiedBackground announced today that their agreement for student and workforce background checks has been extended. The renewed contract now offers state-specific sales consultants, a more reader-friendly quote format, and better pricing to Coalition member’s schools. Harry Goldberg, President of The Coalition for College Cost… View Program

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. – The Coalition for College Cost Savings and the Fastenal Company announced today that their agreement for maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) materials has been extended for an additional 3 years. The renewed contract now offers Fastenal’s recently awarded TCPN pricing to Coalition member’s schools. Fastenal’s competitively awarded contract with The Cooperative… View Program

JERICHO, N.Y. – E&I members now have access to a new competitively awarded agreement for office products, supplies and solutions from Staples Advantage, the business to business division of Staples. Staples Advantage will help members save on office products, furniture and related services, technology products and services, facilities products and services, print products and services, breakroom… View Program

JERICHO, N.Y. – E&I Cooperative Services returned more than $18 million to members in the form of rebates in 2014, and approved another $3.5 million to be returned in the form of patronage refunds, according to a report disclosed at the Cooperative’s Annual Stockholders’ Meeting. E&I posted a number of other notable 2014 achievements:  Membership reached… View Program

JERICHO, N.Y. — E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) has honored the outstanding achievements of its business partners with the presentation of its annual Business Partner Awards. The awards were presented to business partners who—through their dedication to excellence, continuous improvement, and innovative practices—deliver world‐class service to E&I’s membership community. The award winners are as follows: Foundation… View Program

A NOTE FROM THE PRESIDENT  –  I recently visited the offices of Coalition program partner Certifiedbackground.com.  They are located in Wilmington, NC, adjacent to NCICU member University of Mount Olive at Wilmington.  A division of Castle Branch, they have developed a higher education-centric business model.  Many of our HEMOs’ schools use Certifiedbackground.com for background checks… View Program

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. – Richard Ludwick, President and CEO of the Independent Colleges of Indiana, has been elected Board Chair of the Coalition for College Cost Savings.  Dr. Ludwick has served as president and CEO of the Independent Colleges of Indiana since June 2010.  As Board Chair, Richard will provide leadership and guidance to fellow… View Program

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. – The Coalition for College Cost Savings is pleased to announce that membership continues to expand, with the addition of three new member Associations.  The Coalition welcomes the Minnesota Private College Council (MPCC), Michigan Independent Colleges & Universities (MICU), and the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU) in New York. The Minnesota… View Program

Johns Island, SC – The Coalition for College Cost Savings (“Coalition”) announced today that The Payments Company has been awarded a contract to provide ePayables technology and services to Coalition members and their member institutions. The Coalition’s Higher Education Member Organizations and their member colleges and universities now have access to AP Advantage™ from The Payments… View Program

Johns Island, SC – The Coalition for College Cost Savings (CCCS) welcomes The Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (WAICU) as a new member.  The Coalition is now comprised of 32 member organizations in 29 states that collectively serve more than 784 private colleges and nearly two million students across the United States. WAICU has… View Program

The Coalition for College Cost Savings (CCCS) welcomes the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio (AICUO) as a new member.  The Coalition is now comprised of 32 member organizations in 29 states that collectively serve more than 784 private colleges and nearly two million students across the United States. The Association of Independent… View Program

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. — The Coalition for College Cost Savings (CCCS) announced today that E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) has been exclusively awarded the contract to provide Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) Services to CCCS members and their member institutions. The E&I agreement brings over 100 competitively bid contracts in key categories, including Facilities, Furniture/Furnishings, Technology and… View Program

NASHVILLE, T.N. – The Coalition for College Cost Savings (CCCS) today announced a successful culmination to its presidential search, naming Harry Goldberg as president. Goldberg brings significant business experience and knowledge of higher education to this position. Prior to joining CCCS, Goldberg served in the roles of vice president of business development, marketing and customer success… View Program