Top 5 Practical Ways to Use Formstack in Education

Written by Abby Nieten on September 14, 2017

Posted in Education

Formstack’s online form technology gives businesses an easy way to collect and manage information. No matter the industry or business size, our smart online forms can be customized for every team and any problem.

To help you better understand what’s possible with Formstack, let’s take a closer look at just one industry: education. Here are 5 key ways Formstack can move your education workflows along:

1. Lead Generation

Just like business marketers aim to generate leads that will turn into customers, education marketers aim to generate leads that will turn into dedicated students and alumni. To this end, here’s what Formstack provides:

  • Professional, branded forms (for school tour requests, event sign-ups, school newsletter subscriptions, and more) that can be embedded or shared on websites or social media pages
  • Mobile-friendly forms that are easily accessible and meet students where they are (on their smartphones!)
  • CRO tools (like UTM tracking) that help schools identify which marketing efforts are best capturing interest from potential students

Formstack proofNeed proof? Lasell College, a higher education institution in Massachusetts, uses Formstack’s UTM tracking to gather insights on which marketing campaigns are bringing in new students.

2. Fundraisers and Donations

Whether you work in K-12 education or postsecondary education, bringing money into your school via fundraisers or donations is key. Formstack provides a few tools to help with these efforts:

3. Student Enrollment

Keeping enrollment numbers steady is important to the success of your school. Formstack can help you manage and boost student enrollment through these offerings:

Formstack proofNeed proof? University of Nevada-Reno used Formstack to increase student enrollment by nearly 70% in two years.

4. Instructor Evaluations

Another important part of your school’s success is the staff. Teachers and professors should provide positive environments conducive to learning. Ensure students are thriving in the classroom with these Formstack features:

5. Student Financial Aid

Financial aid processing is a tedious but necessary process for colleges, universities, and private K-12 schools. To assist with your financial aid workflow, Formstack offers these helpful tools:

  • A Workflows feature that significantly streamlines the process by letting multiple people (e.g., students, the admissions department, and the financial aid department) participate with automatic notifications, progress indicators, and a single financial aid application submission
  • Electronic signatures that allow the financial aid team and/or students to sign off on an aid package
  • Data encryption that prevents unauthorized users from accessing student financial aid data

Educators juggle countless tasks and processes that can be simplified with a data management solution like Formstack. To drive this point home, we’ve put together an infographic that walks through the steps of a streamlined financial aid process. Click below to take a look.