Use EMPOWER Profiles to create extracts that can be opened within Microsoft Excel.  This webinar will go through the full process of generating extracts, verifying the addresses that will display, and tagging students with trackable Communication Codes (Action ID Code). Although focused on profiles, this webinar will also be useful for creating extracts elsewhere in EMPOWER.

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A closed message system within EMPOWER, the Notes function allows users to attach a note to an individual student’s record for other departments to read or to send messages to other EMPOWR users, either individually or by user group. A single note can be sent or a note can be scheduled to be sent on a regular basis, such as reminding registrars to perform rollovers every term or year.

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Do you have a large amount of data that needs to be entered into EMPOWER? Why not load it in a single batch instead of hand entering every record? Watch this webinar to learn about the files necessary for loading your data, how to load the data using those files and how to check for any errors within the load. With approximately 50 screens available for load processes within EMPOWER, you’ll want to take advantage of this time saving process.

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Do you have prospects, students, or alumni with multiple EMPOWER records and want to get that data into a single, complete record? This webinar will walk you through how to prevent duplicates, find existing duplicates, move and merge data, and delete records so your information can stay current and organized.

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“I wish that we could invoice standard student fees in one easy step.” Your wish is our command! EMPOWER’s Fee Profiles are sets of rules for specific fees that are set up so that if a student incurs one of those fees, a charge will automatically be issued.

This webinar will provide a review of EMPOWER’s Fee Profiles process. Users will learn how to:

  • Set up fee profiles
  • Bill students utilizing the new profile system
  • Delete old billing setup that might interfere with new setup

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EMPOWER has the ability to load billing transactions stored outside the system. The Generic Payment Loads allows you to take transaction information – like new charges or a list of payments – from a spreadsheet and load it into a student’s account in the EMPOWER Billing module. This ensures that the bill in EMPOWER is complete and accurate.

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Minimize your transaction codes and keep your general ledger accounts organized using Indirect Resolution. This webinar will explain more about Indirect Resolution, teach you how to set up Indirect Resolution, and how to resolve common errors that may appear when trying to bill indirectly resolved transactions.

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The PayPal payment plan process provides the ability for EMPOWER to connect to a school’s PayPal account, the student to set up automatic payments to the school via PayPal using the EMPOWER Web portal, and the school to load payments from PayPal into each student’s account. This webinar will provide an overview of this new functionality from setup to payment loading.

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This remastered 1098-T webinar will cover the process from setup to production. Learn how to identify transactions that should be included in the 1098-T and run the 1098-T to produce electronic or paper files. Troubleshooting help is also provided to help you answer some of the most common 1098-T related questions.

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Prepare for the upcoming reporting regulations that requires all 1098-Ts use the Box 1, or Payments Received, reporting method. This webinar will teach you about the various screens in EMPOWER that can help you manage the tax years for transactions both individually and in batch, and make sure that applicable charges and payments stay organized.

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Are you overwhelmed trying to figure out how to use the vast amount of EMPOWER data to get meaningful information? Reporting Profiles are your solution! Reporting Profiles allow you to produce lists and counts of individuals based on an extensive amount of data as selection criteria. You can also use the lists to send emails, letters and as selection criteria for various reports and extracts. Profiles can be used again and again and provide the foundation for even more specialized reports.

During this webinar on Reporting Profiles, users will see:

  • What they are
  • How to use them
  • Where they can be applied

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Rollovers provide the ability to create records for new catalogs and term tables by copying existing records, avoiding manual data entry. This webinar provides a review of how to get an institution’s catalog ready for the next academic year including how and when to roll over catalogs and terms and how and when a rollover can (and can’t) be undone.

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The Student Billing Parameters screen controls many important settings that affect the Student Billing module. This webinar highlights some key parameters such as estimated tuition worksheet profiles, fees setup, report formats and more, focusing on how these fields connect with other parts of EMPOWER.

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Using EMPOWER web, students and staff have the ability to view 1098-Ts, billing detail summary, tuition account detail, and the estimated tuition worksheet.  If configured, students also have the ability to make payments directly from the web portal. This webinar provides a tour and demonstration of the most powerful student billing web screens so that staff and students can quickly and easily get the information they need.

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Learn how to set up tuition and charge students per credit hour rates, flat rates, or a combination of both. This webinar will help you understand how tuition is calculated in EMPOWER, and also cover how to resolve tuition errors that can occur when students are billed.

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Are you trying to find a student but aren’t sure how to spell their name? Would you like to find students with holds on their accounts who have less than/more than a specific account balance? Would you like to use EMPOWER without removing your hands from the keyboard? Use wildcards and shortcuts to do this and so much more!

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