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Life With and Without DPS

Navigating the Maze of Default Prevention: A Strategic Approach for Schools

In the ever-evolving landscape of higher education, schools are increasingly grappling with rising default rates on student loans. This trend poses a significant challenge, not only to students but also to the institutions themselves. Effectively managing and reducing Cohort Default Rates (CDR) has become a paramount concern. The question then becomes: How can schools efficiently and empathetically guide their students on the path to successful loan repayment?

The Dilemma of Default Prevention: Outsourced vs. In-House

Many institutions oscillate between outsourcing their default prevention efforts or managing them in-house. While outsourcing offers a hands-off approach, it often lacks the personalized touch that can make a crucial difference. Third-party service providers, despite their best efforts, may not possess an in-depth understanding of your student body's unique needs, potentially leading to misguided repayment plans.

Conversely, an in-house approach allows for a more tailored interaction, particularly beneficial for students who haven't completed their degrees — a key indicator of potential default. In-house staff can leverage their intimate knowledge of the student body to offer alternative solutions, such as encouraging a return to school, thereby pausing loan payments and increasing graduation probabilities.

The Pitfalls of Manual Processes

However, managing default prevention in-house without a systematic approach can be daunting. Relying on cumbersome spreadsheets and deciphering complex data from the Department of Education is not only time-consuming but also prone to human error. This manual process often results in inefficient and sometimes inaccurate handling of sensitive student loan information.

Introducing PTI's Default Prevention System (DPS)

At PTI, we understand these challenges and have developed a solution that synergizes the best of both worlds. Our Default Prevention System (DPS) is designed to eliminate human error and the inefficiency of spreadsheets. DPS automates outreach efforts, provides comprehensive reports, and offers analytics essential for managing and reducing a school's CDR.

Seamless Integration and Comprehensive Support

Upon partnering with PTI, our team collaborates closely with your default and IT teams to ensure a smooth and efficient system integration. We provide extensive training, FAQ resources, use case scenarios, and video walkthroughs, ensuring your staff is well-equipped to leverage DPS effectively.

Advanced Analytics and Predictive Scenarios

DPS streamlines the collection and analysis of data from various sources, offering insights into borrower cohorts and enabling the establishment of targeted automated campaigns. Our system's dashboards, powered by advanced analytics, provide real-time and historical snapshots of cohort performance, delinquency trends, and successful contact rates.

Empowering Your Outreach Team

By integrating DPS into your in-house default prevention strategy, we empower your team to focus on what they do best — providing a direct, personalized, and strategic approach to default prevention. Our system enhances your team's efforts, allowing them to document and track borrower resolutions efficiently, all within a single, user-friendly interface.

Keeping Stakeholders Informed

With PTI's DPS, school and executive stakeholders stay informed through both automated and manual reports. These reports offer detailed analytics on student engagement, resolution success rates, and overall CDR management effectiveness.

Join Forces with PTI for Expert CDR Management

Understanding and managing student loans can be complex, but with PTI's expertise and innovative solutions, your institution can effectively reduce its CDR while providing meaningful support to your students.

For a detailed demonstration of how PTI's DPS can transform your default prevention efforts, contact us at (402) 899-8143 or email


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