About FACTS

FACTS is a scholarship management software that helps private and faith-based schools consolidate student information, manage enrollment processes, and handle financial aid assessment services. It enables teachers to create custom lesson plans, record attendance, review student report cards, and track calendar events.

The solution lets school administrators track availability of funds, analyze families' financial data, and provide tuition fees assistance to students in the form of merit-based scholarships. It provides professional development training to faculty members, allowing them to explore new aspects of teaching and enhance engagement with students. FACTS also allows managers to define fundraising strategies, accept donations, record donor information, allot funds to specific projects and analyze results in real-time.

The platform helps administrators process ACH payments, generate remittance reports, and monitor financial metrics on a unified dashboard. FACTS also enables managers to obtain and effectively utilize federal funding for coaching, social-emotional learning, personal or professional development classes, and more.

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Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

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Features

Total features of FACTS: 31

  • Accounting
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Applicant Management
  • Applicant Portal
  • Attendance Management
  • Blended Learning
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Content Management
  • Customisable Forms
  • Electronic Payments
  • Enrollments/Onboarding
  • Financial Management
  • Forms Management
  • Grant Management
  • Learning Management
  • Progress Tracking
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recommendations
  • Reminders
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Scheduling
  • Scoring
  • Self Service Portal
  • Student Management
  • Student Portal
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Video Support
  • White Label
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5
(96)
Value for Money
3.8/5
Features
3.9/5
Ease of Use
3.7/5
Customer Support
4.1/5

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Eric K. Eric K.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Excellent product for a VERY niche market

Reviewed on 30/01/2019

Pros

RenWeb is School Information System software. It allows the user to take attendance, track grades, generate report cards, as well as a HOST of other features. Very feature-rich. In years past, RenWeb sort of lost its way with not really understanding who its core customer was - K-12 schools. After the acquisition by FACTS, RenWeb has really turned the ship around.

Cons

I do not like that FACTS is completely re-branding RenWeb as FACTS SIS. It doesn't sound as good. It looks like they're admitting failure. My preference would simply to be a major revision overhaul and re-branding with the same name.

Carrie S. Carrie S.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Everything A Teacher Needs!

Reviewed on 14/05/2019

My overall experience has been a positive one. I have used this software in a couple of schools...

My overall experience has been a positive one. I have used this software in a couple of schools I've taught in. I enjoy using it and would recommend it to any fellow teachers as well as any future schools.

Pros

What I like most about RenWeb is the fact that everything a teacher may need in document management is in one place. The teacher can write their lesson plans, use the software to enter grades and find everything they may need on their students all in one place. I like the fact that the lesson plans are easy for parents to see as well. They have made some good advances in the past year. They are making strides in keeping up with the way they appear and the flexibility they have implemented to allow the teacher to work from work and personal devices. I do know from personal experience that they want to put the best product out there and are not afraid to change to do it.

Cons

The thing I have liked least about this software is that they make some changes to the software in the year. I adjusted to some of their updates with ease only to find it has changed during the year. I can be a bit frustrating especially when those changes happen at the end of a school year. I'm glad they are evolving, the timing could be better.

Leslie K. Leslie K.
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Buyer's Remorse.

Reviewed on 06/10/2016

Renweb is a disaster.
1. The default date setting for all documents your teachers and staff go to...

Renweb is a disaster.
1. The default date setting for all documents your teachers and staff go to the trouble to upload and make accessible to students and parents is ONE DAY. You read that right. You didn't know your staff would go to the trouble to upload something for just 24 hours, but that is what Renweb thinks, and refuses to change. Their default should be a one week date range. In what universe would anyone want documents to disappear in 24 hours? In the Renweb universe only. You must remember to change the date when you upload it.
2. Renweb will not set a default for any links you click within Renweb open in a new tab, claiming that is a function of your browser. But many, many websites set their links to be either pop-ups or new tabs. Renweb will not.
3. No flexibility on naming links on the website you pay them for. If you want to use Lesson Plans for Assignments, forget about naming it correctly for YOUR school. Your parents and students will have to use their pre-named tabs, whether or not that applies to your school. Forget about any customization for the big bucks you pay.
4. 'Resources' as a link name is used twice, which is very confusing to parents and students, and unnecessary, given there are many words in the English language. Why not name the Class tab for Resources, 'Documents'? Because that is what it is. Then the other Resources, in the menu column, will be distinct, and for schoolwide resources.
5. Email formatting is abysmal; some kind of primitive html form that yields automatic spacing (not visible to the sender) between paragraphs and an ugly font; there is now a Communications Beta, so perhaps that will address the sheer ugliness of their email formats.

There is much more disappointment awaiting you in the inflexible Renweb, but after spending my morning untangling yet another problem, I need to get to mission-critical tasks.
Yes, they get high marks for customer service from many users, but that customer service is necessary to compensate for all the inherent issues.

I am so sorry we invested in Renweb. Unnecessarily complicated to interface with, while yielding emails that look like they were created ten years ago. An odd combination of behind the scenes 'sophistication' with primitive-looking email communications with parents/ students.

Megan S. Megan S.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Affordable SIS

Reviewed on 05/02/2021

It is a full SIS with some limitations, but that is to be expected for the price. Their customer...

It is a full SIS with some limitations, but that is to be expected for the price. Their customer service is primarily operated through chat and they do a good job!

Pros

FACTS is an affordable SIS. The system maintains all of our records and has capability for customization within reports such as building your own report card. FACTS is always improving. They take user requests seriously and we can vote on which requests we'd like them to prioritize. Last year, they updated to a mobile web-based platform that can be accessed across all devices. They also offer communication services such as mass texting (for an additional fee). A definite pro is that this one system manages everything from tuition payment, grant services, grading, lesson planning, reporting and communication!

Cons

At times, FACTS can be click-intensive, requiring multiple steps to get something done. The standards-based grading portion is not yet fully developed to allow for true standards based grading and reporting. For example, there is no way to record/notify parents of missing assignments when using standards based grading in FACTS.

Shannon F. Shannon F.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Integrates well with FACTS/Renweb Software

Reviewed on 04/10/2018

The best part about this tool is the justification it gives us to parents about why we award what...

The best part about this tool is the justification it gives us to parents about why we award what we do. It is a low cost to the parents and gives them peace of mind their sensitive information will be secure. If you are currently using paper forms, I would highly recommend switching to FACTS Grant & Aid!

Pros

This is an all-in-one Grant & Aid tool. It allows families an unbiased 3rd party review software, allows administrators on the review team to see the overall picture compared to the aid budget, then posts the award directly to the student's account.
They are also backed up by the excellent customer service provided by FACTS management. We have never had an issue with FACTS management go unresolved for more than 24 hours and 99% of the time they are able to resolve it right there on the phone with you.

Cons

Parts of the software were a little clunky to use. With as busy as we are as a small school, we need software that can be picked up pretty intuitively. There are quite a few steps to learn to just to finalize the award and post it to the account. Just to do this, I watched 3 separate videos. One of them I had to watch several times to make sure I was posting the award correctly. I know proper training is important when working with software, but it took longer to learn this software than we had planned upon.

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FACTS FAQs

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FACTS offers the following pricing plans:

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Contact Nelnet Business Solutions for pricing details.

FACTS has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

FACTS supports the following languages:

English

FACTS supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

FACTS integrates with the following applications:

Blackbaud Award Management, CANVAS, Finalsite Apply, Google Classroom, Gradelink, Intuit Field Service Management, Mandarin, Moodle, SchoolAdmin, Schoology, Sycamore School, Veracross, infosnap

FACTS offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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