NEW YORK, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Smart Tuition, the nation's largest independently owned tuition management company, is pleased to announce that the Archdiocese of New York selected Smart to be its exclusive partner in tuition management for the new regional schools program. Smart was chosen after a comprehensive review of tuition management practices and an in-depth analysis of tuition service companies.
The Archdiocese of New York operates the second largest Catholic school system in the country. Its schools offer Elementary, Secondary, Early Childhood and Special Education. The Archdiocese of New York spans 10 counties, from Staten Island to Ulster. In keeping with its Pathways to Excellence strategic plan to ensure academic quality and financial viability, the Archdiocese of New York is configuring its schools into administrative regions.
"We feel blessed to continue serving our existing clients in this exceptional school system and to help the Archdiocese of New York implement its regional plan," said Andrew Goldberger, Chief Executive Officer of Smart Tuition.
"With Smart's enrollment, tuition management, and enterprise program, we will help the Archdiocese fine-tune best practices and oversee one of the most cherished institutions in my home state: its Catholic schools," he said.
The decision by the Archdiocese of New York comes on the heels of recent success for Smart at other diocesan offices. The Diocese of Syracuse, NY moved 19 schools to SMART after reviewing the two major tuition companies. The Diocese of Bridgeport, CT last year unanimously voted to bring all of its elementary schools onto the Smart program after a year-long review process.
"This year has been our best in history, and much of our success is thanks in part to more dioceses and archdioceses making decisions to move to a single partner. When our program is being reviewed, the product offering, service levels, and commitment to providing great results shine at the top of our industry," said Tim Sember, Executive Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Smart Tuition.
Smart, LLC processes tuition for more than 500,000 student accounts at over 250,000 households in 46 states. Smart processes more than $2.5 billion of mailed and electronic payments each year for its member schools.
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