Even experienced ScholarNet users can benefit from brushing up on skills. Use our resources and tips to learn how best to use these tools.
ScholarNet® and FastChoice™ were built for time savings, so leave it to us to provide some quick educational resources and tips to help you use these private loan processing solutions even more effectively and efficiently.
When you’re logged in, Tools, is where you’ll be putting ScholarNet to work for you. While we say we’re not fancy, the ScholarNet suite includes handy Reports (click on Report Inbox) that provide lots of useful information. You can set up subscriptions for many of them or create on-demand reports for other types of student loan-related data. ScholarNet’s SmartSearch functionality is user-friendly and makes it easy to find what you’re looking for.
Frankly, we think ScholarNet and FastChoice come with enough built-in functionality, tools, and reporting to make it fun and easy to explore the capabilities of each.
But you’re bound to have questions sometimes. When you need a quick answer, log into your ScholarNet account, and you’ll find the Private Loan Processing Support section of Support Central, which offers additional great resources whenever you need them – even if you’re working at 2 a.m.
- ScholarNet Tool Guide – This extensive guide describes how to manage and exchange private student loan data with another lender, servicer provider, or FAMS, giving screenshots and information about how to complete different actions using ScholarNet.
- FastChoice Quick Start Guide – This easy reference provides easy-to-follow direction for the most actions you’ll need to take using FastChoice, such as creating custom views, adding or deleting lenders; displaying the order of student loan products; or selecting, activating, or deactivating educational content.
- FastChoice Configuration Tool Guide – This reference details the ways you can configure the various parts of FastChoice to best suit your needs, using flexible education components, private student loan disclosures, and private loan selection features.
- Central Disbursement Service (CDS) Overview – This guide shows you how to seamlessly collaborate with multiple lenders as you streamline receiving loan disbursements and returning funds. Wonder how an upcoming holiday may affect the days you normally receive disbursements at your school? Consult this easy resource: How Holidays Affect CDS Loan Disbursements.
When you were the new person in your financial aid office or institution, you may have gotten a friendly introduction to ScholarNet or FastChoice by enrolling in one of our Features and Functionality webinars. You would have had a chance to walk through how to use the new private student loan processing solution with one of our knowledgeable sales reps, ask questions, and even talk with other users. ScholarNet users – like people who work in financial aid – form a sort of family and are there for each other to answer questions and share experiences.
We’re always here for you with articles like product updates and news related to financial aid and higher education. For example, we tried to address some of the more common questions we receive in this Frequently Asked Questions article. You can also find helpful content in our LinkedIn group. Want to learn more about how other schools have used ScholarNet solutions? Explore the case studies we’ve collected over the years.
Got other questions for us? From our website, you can easily reach someone on our team, whether it’s one of our reps or a member of the Client Services team. They all have numerous years of working with ScholarNet and in financial aid. They understand where you’re coming from and the challenges you face. If they don’t know the answer to your question about ScholarNet, they’ll know who does and can get it answered quickly.
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If there’s information you can’t easily find that will help you use ScholarNet or FastChoice more successfully, we need to hear about it. That’s the only way we can do better – with your feedback. Please reach out to your rep and let us know what you need.