A New Generation of FA~Link

Building on our experience with FA-Link for Colleague, and taking advantage of the latest advances in scalable cloud technologies, security, and fault-tolerance, we have launched FA-Link for Banner. This new generation of FA-Link is built on robust enterprise technologies, and deployed on a highly redundant and geographically diverse infrastructure. We utilize the most current cloud technologies available – providing performance, security and reliability.

FA~Link is a real-time, two-way interface allowing students to use Financial Aid and third party funds set up in Banner directly at the Bookstore or course material web seller. Charges are authorized in real time and an invoice is created on the student account so both systems are in balance at all times.

  • Cloud based (AWS) solution
  • Secure, compliant communications protocols
  • A seamless bi-directional real-time interface using API calls
  • Enjoy a paperless process that allows registered students to use authorized funds at your bookstore
  • Student accounts are updated immediately

Student With Textbook

FA~Link eliminates the need to prepare and issue batch files, vouchers or stored-value cards, manually reconcile them with the bookstore, and finally create invoices on the student account. All these processes are automated by FA~Link so your staff is free to work on higher-value work.

  • Creates Student Invoices for bookstore purchases automatically – no manual processes needed
  • Works in real-time – the system can’t be tricked by multiple visits to the bookstore in one day
  • Secure robust messaging system replaces file transfers
  • Works with the standard workflow for the Financial Aid and Business Offices
  • Includes Sponsorship Funds and other A/R funds, and associated restrictions
  • Honors all Financial Aid rules, dates, and eligibility requirements programmed in the campus SIS
  • Restricts purchases by category
  • Works with Campus-owned stores or third-party operated stores

Customer Experience

“It is working wonderfully. I am seeing students tend to purchase more add on items because they are here and its very convenient.”

— Eric C Price, Follett Store Manager, Johnson & Wales University Charlotte Campus

“I wanted to THANK YOU for all your hard work to get the book voucher process completed. The foot traffic in SAFS this week was about 1/3 of  the traditional foot traffic. Thank you again for your dedication to this process.”

— Kimberly A. Buxton-Hamel, Associate Director of Student Academic & Financial Services

If interested in FA~Link for Banner, please email sales@trimdata.com or phone us at 888.666.6056.

"It is working wonderfully. We are getting very positive reviews from the students."

The arduous paper-based book voucher system, with multiple steps and chances for error, made the process of securing textbooks difficult for students and financial aid offices. The University's goal - streamline the process with an architecture that would meet their technical and security needs. For the Spring 2015 term. Johnson & Wales University implemented FA ~ Link for their 4 campuses. FIND OUT MORE

FA~Link Is A Real-Time, Two-Way Interface

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