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Higher Ed Loop

Increase student retention with easy & intuitive apps for higher education.

Our higher ed apps plug in to your student information system seamlessly and give both students and administrators an easy to navigate interface that simplifies award letters, loans, work study and more.

In fact, one university took their student retention from 86% to 92% by using NextThought's suite of higher ed apps.

The result? Happier administrative staff and students with a financial success plan to see them through to a degree.

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Streamline the financial journey for students, parents and administrators.

The steps from award letter to financial success clear and easy.

Icon-checkbox-white Simplify your award letters

Icon-checkbox-white Make financial aid more accessible and transparent

Icon-checkbox-white Customize your financial aid process to:

• Add authorized bursar users
• Title IV integration
• Payment Schedules
• Loan information
Other Institution specific needs


What's in NextThought's higher education app suite?

Online Award Letter 


Financial Success Plan 


Scholarship Estimation 


Housing & Food Services 


Student Onboarding 


Administrative Dashboard 




Online Award Letters

Receiving an award letter can be one of the most exciting moments in a student’s admission process. We re-imagined award letter delivery in a comprehensive and convenient way. The Award Letter presents the estimated net cost of attending college, summarizes financial aid eligibility, breaks down financial aid options, and allows students to print out their award letter.


Administrators & staff can:

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Checkbox pinkWork smarter with student alerts & AI to inform which students will need additional guidance.

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Financial Success Plan

Help students understand their financial decisions and develop a financial plan to see them through their graduation. 

Checkbox copyView everything a student has entered into the system, make changes and lock the plan when it's complete.

Checkbox copyIncrease efficiency by tagging students for follow up whether they are on track or need monitoring.

Checkbox copyRetain students and reduce drop-out scenarios caused by poor financial planning



Students can get overwhelmed by the search for financial aid and scholarships. Attract students with potential by making them aware of scholarship opportunities.

Scholarship Genius uses students’ test scores and selected major to direct them to potential scholarships. University departments can use the gathered app information for recruitment purposes.

Scholarship Estimation

Your students will be able to estimate their award potential in 45 seconds!

Housing & Food Services

Help students understand their choices. 


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Administrators & staff can:

Checkbox - purpleSave time by creating personalized award letters with cover sheets in a matter of minutes.

Checkbox - purpleWork smarter with student alerts & AI to inform which students will need additional guidance.

Checkbox - purpleIncrease efficiency with faster student responses.

Checkbox - purpleFull admin interface for viewing, editing and reporting all student input and data.

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Streamlined and innovative user interface for:
      • Housing contract selections
      • Roommate matching
      • Meal plan selection
      • Room type, floor plans, & layouts


Onboarding App

Is your administration juggling multiple apps to handle admin to student communications?

Consolidate your student information experience into a single, powerful program.

Customize this app to address any number of university needs including admissions, campus organizations, campus news, and graduation checklists or any other activities.


Looking to learn more about our apps for higher education?

We'd love to show you what our suite of retention apps can do for your university.

Fill out the form to schedule a demo today or call us at (405) 673-5588.