Harvard University - Student Finance Portal

Harvard University - Student Finance Portal

Quoin implemented a web-based system that provides a comprehensive view of student finances for Harvard University, including grants, loans, work-study income, and tuition. The objective was to provide a simple, but complete perspective for a student. Our project team worked with stakeholders from the 13 separate schools and programs at Harvard to deliver the application on-time and on-budget.

Harvard University - Student Finance Portal

Quoin implemented a web-based system that provides a comprehensive view of student finances for Harvard University, including grants, loans, work-study income, and tuition. The objective was to provide a simple, but complete perspective for a student. Our project team worked with stakeholders from the 13 separate schools and programs at Harvard to deliver the application on-time and on-budget.

Quoin built the Student Financial Services Portal to support online access by students, alumni, and administrators at Harvard University. Our project team was responsible for the design and implementation of this complex portal and enterprise application integration infrastructure. A series of executable user-interface prototypes were constructed, and used to engage administrators in the Office of Financial Services on application requirements. This iterative process resulted in an effective user-interface for both day-to-day and occasional users. The user-interface included context-sensitive help and error messages. The application was based on messaging and data integration processes that supported federation of student data. The portal provided a single point of access for several applications including, the Student Information System (SIS) and the financial aid systems in use at each of the Schools. The system supports end-user features for viewing current accounts, loan balances, loan authorizations, and other financial data. Administration users also had a basic workflow or secure file sharing and other administrative tasks. This high-visibility effort required substantial collaboration with the University and constituent Schools during requirements analysis, design, construction, and testing.