Info- Student & Financial Aid Focus

What you need to know for Banner 9

Student and Financial Aid Focus

Improved user experience

  • Modern, yet familiar, web user interface with standard controls
  • Shorter learning curve for occasional users
  • Enhanced usability and navigation for power users
  • Ability to run in any modern browser

Significant reduction in time & cost to maintain Banner

  • Ellucian Solution Manager
    • Simplifies the upgrade process
    • Minimizes system interruptions and risk
    • Reduces time and cost for installation and deployment
    • Less user testing required
  • Modifications replaced with configurations and extensions –eliminates maintenance with upgrades, reduces testing required

Improved Student and Faculty Experience

  • Student Advising Profile –saves times for students and advisors, enables personalized advice for better academic decisions
  • Attendance tracking empowers faculty, saving time for registrars and financial aid
  • Faculty Grade Entry streamlines grade processing including the ability to enter grades via spreadsheet
  • Registration
  • More intuitive, saving time for registrar and the IT office
  • Seamless integration with Ellucian Degree Works
  • Enables advisors to better plan their student’s success
  • Better visibility into course demand for registrars

Self Service modules reduce administrative burden

  • Employee Profile provides more self-service information for employees saving time for HR
  • Position Description saves time in creation, editing, routing and approval of positions and makes posting to job search sites faster and more efficient
  • Direct Deposit for staff and students reduces manual effort for employees, students and internal staff
  • Purchase Requisition delivers faster procurement or products and services, saving time for the business office
  • My Finance Query reduces reporting burden, enables better financial management
  • Communication Management enables simpler and more efficient communications in areas such as financial aid award letters, past-due tuition notices, registration reminders and more

What’s Available in Banner 9

Administrative Applications

  • Banner General
  • Banner Student
  • Banner Human Resources
  • Banner Finance
  • Banner Financial Aid
  • Banner Student Aid
  • Banner Advancement
  • Banner Accounts Receivable

Self-Service Applications


  • Registration
  • Student Advising Profile
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Faculty Grade Entry
  • Class Roster


  • Communication Management
  • Personal Information

Finance & HR

  • Purchase Requisition
  • Direct Deposit
  • My Finance Query
  • Employee Profile
  • Position Description
  • Effort Reporting
  • Labor Redistribution

The Student Experience

With Banner 9…

  • Integrated academic plan and registration
  • Mobile experience for increased engagement
  • Streamlined support processes

Impact to Students

  • Decreased time to graduation resulting in lower student debt
  • Institutional information meets students where they are
  • More quality time with advisor –less time spent gathering information

The Faculty Member Experience

With Banner 9…

  • Holistic student profile
  • Simplified grade entry and attendance tracking
  • Composite employee profile

Impact to Faculty Member

  • More connected to students and aware of situational issues
  • Time savings to focus on teaching and learning
  • Streamlined procedures make it easy to work for the institution

Banner 9’s New Look & Feel

  • Tablet friendly- Banner on-the-go
  • Supporting constituents on-the-go with all devices (Ellucian Solutions Incorporate Mobility and Web 2.0 into administrative systems architecture)
    • Watches
    • Tablets
    • Phones

Release 9 Administrative Improvements

  • Enhanced user interface
    • Standard tools and logout information.
    • Page navigation, total number of records and table and field information; can be used on tablet or desktop
  • Application Navigation (Personalized Banner admin landing page)
    • Add you institution name
    • Set your own background
    • Search for and open new and legacy Banner forms using normal language or seven character abbreviation.
  • Registration (One institution saw a 47 percent decrease in call volume in regards to registration issues after implementing)
    • Color coded calendar
    • Lookup and register for courses all on one screen
    • Course details
    • Email schedule
    • Easy to read on a mobile/tablet device
  • Advising Profile –Mobile
    • Combines data from 15 different Admin screens into one
    • Advisor, Faculty and Student see the same information
    • Ability to enter Notes
    • Links to academic transcript and  degree planning
    • Those with appropriate privileges can update hold information
  • Advising and Student Profile- More Time to Advise: Tablet
    • After implementing one institution reclaimed 4 minutes per student per advising session to advise versus navigate through software
    • Time Savings: 7500 enrolled meeting w/each student  only 1 time/year using the new Advising Profile could reclaim500 advising hours (12.5 weeks) per year
    • Data from 15 Banner 8 forms in one responsive design page 
    • Version 9.3 includes Hold release functionality
  • Attendance Tracking
    • Responsive Design
    • Student photos displayed
    • Excel Template for tracking and uploading attendance
  • Faculty Grade Entry –Tablet
    • Responsive Design
    • Student Photo displayed when student selected
    • Excel Template for tracking and uploading attendance
  • Class Roster
  • Communication Management

Key Features

  • Features work across the Banner enterprise
  • Manages transactional connections to your constituents using Banner data
  • Set notifications or reminders to register for classes or when tuition is past due
  • Personal Information Self-Service
    • View, edit and update biographic and demographic information
    • Will display first/middle/last and preferred name in Personal Details, yet support name display differently in Overview section
    • Configurable using the Integration Configuration Settings (GORICCR) page
    • Direct Deposit and Personal Information functionality merged into single application
    • Easier to update and configure, by institution

More Information (Guides, Demos, User Community)

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Article ID: 76575
Mon 4/22/19 11:08 AM
Mon 4/22/19 11:09 AM