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.
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.
“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