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Likelihood to Recommend

Blackbaud Tuition Management (formerly Smart Tuition)

Smart Tuition is a good platform for schools that want to incorporate the financial aid application process and billing together. Parent use is easy to navigate, and it reduces the time spent by school staff to manage accounts. In a school where the financial aid application process is not done by a third party, Smart Tuition may not be the option they are looking to implement.
Kim Norbeck | TrustRadius Reviewer

ISI: Illuminate Student Information

One scenario where Illuminate is well suited is when we are creating mailouts for students and parents to send report cards and or progress updates, Illuminate allows us to quickly find a student's address. This feature allows us to cut down on the time it would normally take to lookup a student's address on another platform.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Blackbaud Tuition Management (formerly Smart Tuition)

  • Website is easy to navigate
  • Customer service is very professional and helpful
  • Multiple options for making payments and setting up accounts
Kim Norbeck | TrustRadius Reviewer

ISI: Illuminate Student Information

  • Stores student information in one place
  • Allows parents and students to access student grades from home
  • Serves as a gradebook
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Blackbaud Tuition Management (formerly Smart Tuition)

  • I have been happy with Smart Tuition and have not had any issues.
Kim Norbeck | TrustRadius Reviewer

ISI: Illuminate Student Information

  • I think just by making regular updates would be awesome.
  • Making it easier to find students with last names that are longer.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Blackbaud Tuition Management (formerly Smart Tuition)

I use FACTS in my role at work, and my children's school uses Smart Tuition. I am more familiar with Smart Tuition as a parent, but it seems to be a good solution for the high school. Since we do the financial aid in-house at my school of employment, FACTS works better for us.
Kim Norbeck | TrustRadius Reviewer

ISI: Illuminate Student Information

I haven't used any other software like Illuminate.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Blackbaud Tuition Management (formerly Smart Tuition)

  • Excellent tracking of accounts for the school
  • Customer service interacts with the parents' questions
  • One system for the school staff to manage
Kim Norbeck | TrustRadius Reviewer

ISI: Illuminate Student Information

  • One stop data warehouse
  • Easy access to all state test scores
  • Easy grading for teachers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Blackbaud Tuition Management (formerly Smart Tuition)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

ISI: Illuminate Student Information

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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