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Brandman University Selects Regent Education's Financial Aid Management Solution, Regent 8, as they transition to Competency Based Learning

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brandman University has selected Regent Education's financial aid management solution to enable them to successfully transition to Competency Based Learning and support their innovative curriculum model. Regent 8 is the only financial aid management solution to offer complete support for all enrollment models including standard term, non-term, borrower-based and competency based learning.

"Our ability to provide innovative and flexible learning models to our students is paramount to their success," said Gary Brahm, chancellor of Brandman University. "Regent 8's advanced financial aid automation capabilities and full support for Competency Based Learning programs will remove the administrative barriers we face with our current financial aid solution, and give us the ability to support all financial aid models with one system."

"We are very pleased to be working with one of the leaders in competency based education," said Randy Jones, CEO of Regent. "We understand the challenges schools face when offering non-traditional enrollment models and designed Regent 8 from inception to support all models. The complexity of managing competency based and non-term programs has resulted in manual processes for many institutions. With Regent 8, we address those challenges through our advanced automation and technology—bringing efficiency to even the most challenging processes."

Regent 8 is changing the way institutions process financial aid, giving them revolutionary and intuitive tools to automate and manage every aspect of the financial aid life cycle—even for institutions with non-term, BBAY, and standard term models. Institutions have been hindered in their ability to offer non-term enrollment models due to limitations with their financial aid management systems. With Regent 8, schools now have an option that will allow them to offer the enrollment models that meet the needs of their institution and the students they serve.

"What attracted us to selecting Regent 8 was the promise of enhanced automation that will enable us to not only support our competency based learning programs, but also improve efficiency and compliance of all of our students including those in traditional enrollment models," said Greg Ball, assistant vice chancellor of financial aid.

"In addition to the ability to serve all enrollment models, the automation Regent 8 delivers is driving efficiency and compliance to an entirely new level," said Jones. "Our customers are seeing their back office support needs being reduced by between 20% and 60%. We continue to strive to deliver solutions that provide our customers with the flexibility needed to address changing student needs, while also leveraging automation to control costs." 

About Regent:

Founded in 2006, Regent Education is a leading provider of software solutions that have revolutionized financial aid management and enrollment processes for schools using non-traditional enrollment models. Today, Regent 8, the eighth version of Regent's financial aid management system is the only solution that provides end-to-end automation for non-term, nonstandard term, and standard academic years. Regent SNAP enables schools to provide estimated awards to prospective students in 15 minutes or less—a process that normally takes days or weeks. Regent Review is the industry's only fully-automated verification solution.

Regent is a nationally recognized leader in results-driven enrollment optimization and financial aid management solutions—solutions that are web-based, easy-to-use, and interoperate with any existing student information system. Regent offers software-as-a-solution (SaaS) tools that help institutions increase enrollment, improve retention, speed student processing, mitigate compliance risks and deliver bottom-line results.

About Brandman University:

Brandman University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). As part of the Chapman University System, Brandman blends a legacy of academic excellence with innovative curriculum and strong support services designed for students with busy schedules. The university offers 50+ undergraduate, graduate, credential and certificate programs across its schools of arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and health. Brandman serves 12,000 students annually with programs available online and at over 25 campuses throughout California and Washington. The university's online programs consistently rank among the top in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

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