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Attribute Ratings

  • ISI: Illuminate Student Information is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Blackbaud Tuition Management

80%
1 Rating
10.0

ISI: Illuminate Student Information

100%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Blackbaud

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.
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Illuminate Education

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.
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Pros

Blackbaud

  • Website is easy to navigate
  • Customer service is very professional and helpful
  • Multiple options for making payments and setting up accounts
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Illuminate Education

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

Blackbaud

  • I have been happy with Smart Tuition and have not had any issues.
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Illuminate Education

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

Blackbaud Tuition Management

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Blackbaud Tuition Management editions and modules pricing
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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    ISI: Illuminate Student Information

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    ISI: Illuminate Student Information editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Alternatives Considered

      Blackbaud

      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.
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      Illuminate Education

      I haven't used any other software like Illuminate.
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      Return on Investment

      Blackbaud

      • Excellent tracking of accounts for the school
      • Customer service interacts with the parents' questions
      • One system for the school staff to manage
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      Illuminate Education

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