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Upcoming LIVE Webinars!

AI in Higher Education Joint Study Results (Doctums)

February 9, 2024 at 1:00pm Eastern


Coalition Group Rebate Purchasing Card Program (FAEF)

February 20, 2024 at 2:00 Eastern


Create exceptional learning experiences without the need for 3rd party tools or coding expertise (D2L)

March 7, 2024 at 1:00 PM Eastern


Monetizing IPv4 Addresses to Pay for School Projects (Brander Group)

March 14, 2024 at 1:00 Eastern



SACUBO Annual Meeting

Louisville, April 14-16

Come say hello to The Coalition and select program partners: Booth 113

WACUBO Annual Meeting

Anaheim, April 28 – May 1

Come say hello to The Coalition and select program partners: Booth 107

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It's An Industry First!!

All-Inclusive 10-Year Fixed Price Cloud Transformation Solution Designed for Your School

The Ultimate All-Inclusive ERP, HCM, Student Information Systems, and Professional Services Solution. Exclusively for HESS Collective Members

Affordable, World-Class Cloud Transformation For Higher Education

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Unlock Your Share of $5.54 Billion!

In December 2023, the wheels were set in motion for the Visa/Mastercard Settlement, and the clock is ticking towards the May 31, 2024 claim deadline. The stakes are high with $5.54 billion at play, and MCAG is here to ensure you don't miss out!

MCAG assists its clients with recovering money from class action settlement funds. MCAG does NOT create class actions—they continually search for class actions that have already settled and have funds available for their clients - allowing clients to focus on their business.

Registering for MCAG’s Service is easy.

1.  Click here to visit MCAG’s website for Coalition members.

2.  Enter your business information, and that’s it!

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Rising energy bills?   Aging infrastructure?   Unsustainable operations?


The Coalition’s Energy Sustainability Program (ESP) provides the resources necessary for private, nonprofit schools to move their campus toward a sustainable energy environment and support decarbonization, reduced energy operating expenses, resiliency, tackling deferred maintenance, and other related campus goals.

From campus infrastructure assessment through project implementation and beyond, the ESP Partners will guide colleges and universities by providing innovative financing solutions, experienced technical partnership, and the ongoing information they need to successfully develop and follow an actionable roadmap that addresses their specific objectives.

The ESP’s first five projects are currently underway at Lewis and Clark College, Marquette University, Spelman College, Morehouse College, and The New School. Each school is undergoing a comprehensive campus strategic assessment led by Ecosystem which will serve as the foundation for developing actionable roadmaps tailored to their specific campus objectives.

The Coalition ESP will work closely with these institutions and facilitate their journey toward energy sustainability, and we look forward to collaborating with you too. Together, we can contribute to a more environmentally conscious education sector and a brighter, more sustainable future for all.

For more information about the Coalition Energy Sustainability Program and its initiatives, please visit, or reach out to:

Bill Vinnicombe, CEO Solar Financing Solutions

(650) 823-7247,

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Hotel Revenue

Are You Earning a Commission on Hotel Rooms Booked by Campus Visitors?
You Should Be!

Each academic year, thousands of highly motivated students, parents, friends and families, prospective students, athletic fans, alumni, registrants and guests travel to your campus for institutionally sponsored conferences and events.

When your campus hosts an event that brings visitors from out of town, your campus should be getting the benefits, which include hotel data, reporting and commission!

Learn how with Campus Travel Management. 

Campus Travel Quick Overview (3 minutes)


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IPv4 Address Brokerage Services

Brander Group specializes in helping colleges and universities safely monetize their unused IPv4 addresses. 


Brander introduced their services to the HESS/Coalition group on 8/22. If you missed it...


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2023 Annual Report

The Coalition is pleased to announce that the First American Education Finance PCard Program met its goal of reaching the maximum rebate percentage tier of 1.40% on qualified purchases* for the July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023 annual cycle! In addition to a substantial rebate based on the group’s aggregate purchases, participants enjoy a state-of-the-art administrative system for managing PCard use on their campuses.


Rebate checks totaling over $350,000 were mailed directly to participating schools with the average rebate being almost $12,000 per school.


The Coalition FAEF PCard Program features:


  • Online and mobile capabilities

  • Seamless training and implementation

  • No annual fees

  • No minimum spend requirement

  • Generous payment terms

  • Rebates based on the cumulative spend of the entire Coalition group

  • Mobile receipt attachment

  • Automatic approval routing

  • Real-time account management tools


* Large ticket and Visa Partner purchases earn a rebate of .40%



FAEF will host a live, interactive webinar on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 2:00 eastern to review the benefits of the program, demonstrate the online platform, and answer your questions as you decide if the Coalition PCard program is right for your campus.





NEW Partnership!!

BeneRe is a revolutionary group captive insurance company changing the way people view supplemental insurance. For higher learning institutions that want a healthier approach to managing the high cost of healthcare, BeneRe designed the EDURe supplemental benefits captive.

BeneRe offers group captive insurance solutions for Accident, Critical Illness and Hospital Indemnity coverage. These supplemental benefits have become increasingly valuable in helping employees offset health insurance expenses.

Benere introduced their services at webinar on July 25. If you missed it, you can


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NEW Partnership!!

ERP investments are among the largest, most complex investments your institution will make. Staff are typically fully engaged in day-to-day operations, leaving little time to strategically approach the digital transformation that a successful ERP project can bring. HESS and The Coalition have partnered with Moran Technology Consulting (MTC) to provide the services of trusted and experienced advisors, to work alongside your team (as much or as little as you need) to support your transformation’s success. MTC is known for successfully supporting over 300+ schools on 800+ projects. 

Watch this short (< 15 min.) introductory video to learn more


NEW Partnership!!

The Coalition is pleased to announce a new partnership with Doctums to bring management and technology consulting to your member institutions. Doctums works solely in higher education and focuses on providing services that maximize the value of current investments. Doctums brings deep experience to provide bespoke support in education strategy, administration, and the student experience.

Too often, higher education institutions purchase new technology with high hopes for its impact and ROI, only for it to fall short of expectations. Struggles with knowledge gaps, mismanaged data governance, and other concerns can create a gap between a technology’s current implementation and its potential. Doctums helps institutions reduce this technology gap and move toward a continuous business process and technology management approach, unlocking the potential of technology you already have.

Doctums introduced their services at webinar on June 20. If you missed it, you can


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Granite Named Official Partner for Microsoft Teams Operator Connect

Granite Awarded Association of Fundraising Professionals Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist Award

Granite Telecommunications Honored at U.S. Broadband Summit in Washington D.C.


With lower-cost invoicing, a single point of contact, and US-based, concierge 24-7-365 customer service, Granite can become your one-stop solution for your voice, data, internet, and wireless communications needs. To start a conversation, contact:

Joseph Gephart: (561) 868-8190,


The Coalition and HESS have formed a strategic partnership to increase the opportunities for private nonprofit higher education institutions to leverage their collective buying power to reduce operating costs and streamline operations.

HESS collectively lowers costs and increases collaboration between private colleges and universities in the area of administrative systems and services by focusing on maximizing the effectiveness and efficiency of administrative software services and related technology to meet the increasing needs of diverse users while minimizing the resources used.

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Protect Yourself from Check Fraud

Payment fraud is insidious. It chips away at corporate profitability, jeopardizes your reputation, consumes staff time with remediation, and puts your business’ viability at risk. Businesses have too much at stake to leave themselves vulnerable to soaring payment fraud.

Learn how to keep your organization safe and protect against payment fraud...

It's Time To Start Your ASC 842 Compliance Project

Whether you have hundreds of leases or only a few, you still need to go through the process of identifying, abstracting, classifying, properly accounting for, and managing your leases throughout their term.


Many states are proposing mandatory long term care legislation proposing that all working residents purchase long-term care insurance. Washington State has already implemented. New York and Pennsylvania have filed, and 12 additional states are currently in review with their own version of a mandatory long-term care insurance bill. If these bills pass and a working resident elects not to purchase private LTCi, employers will be obligated to deduct a monthly tax from non-compliant employee paychecks. This new proposal is a result of each state’s Medicaid program budgets being exhausted due to LTC claims.

The Coalition’s LTC Program with Allstate that is managed by AffinityLTC satisfies the minimum requirements for the proposed bills that are currently being reviewed.  Massachusetts, Vermont, and New York have special restrictions and conditions regarding LTC insurance, and AffinityLTC is working with A-rated carriers to come up with a solution to allow these states to offer LTCi to meet the potential laws being passed. 

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