National Student Clearinghouse

2014-04-09 10:25       From:CHSI
The National Student Clearinghouse (a nonprofit formed in 1993) is the trusted source for and leading provider of higher education verifications and electronic education record exchanges, handling more than 700 million verification requests and 250 million education record exchanges annually. The Clearinghouse serves as a single point of contact for the collection and timely exchange of accurate and comprehensive enrollment, degree, and certificate records on behalf of its more than 3,500 participating higher education institutions, which represent 98 percent of all students in public and private U.S. institutions. The Clearinghouse also provides thousands of high schools and districts with continuing collegiate enrollment, progression, and completion statistics on their alumni.  

Through its verification, electronic exchange, and reporting services, the Clearinghouse saves the education community cumulatively more than 500 million dollars annually. Most Clearinghouse services are provided to colleges and universities at little or no charge, including enhanced transcript and research services, enabling institutions to redistribute limited staff and budget resources to more important student service efforts. Clearinghouse services are designed to facilitate an institution’s compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, The Higher Education Act, and other applicable laws.  

In addition, the Clearinghouse provides accurate, timely enrollment and degree verifications to student loan providers, employers, student credit issuers, the U.S. Department of Education, and others who access its registry more than half a billion times annually.

 
美国学生信息中心(1993年成立的非盈利机构)是高等教育认证和教育数据电子化传输的可靠来源与主要提供者,每年要处理7亿条认证请求并传输2.5亿条教育数据。该信息中心充当着收集并及时传输准确且全面的录取、学位和学历信息的连接平台,代表着3500多家参与其中的教育机构,这表示其涵盖了美国公立和私立全部教育机构中98%的学生。美国学生信息中心同时还为数以千计的高中和区域提供毕业生后续的大学录取、学籍记录和学业完成统计资料。

通过其认证、电子化传输和出具报告服务,美国学生信息中心为教育界累计节省了每年5亿美元的费用。该中心向高等院校提供的大部分的服务只收取少量费用或不收费,这些服务包括不断改善的成绩单和研究服务,以及授权院校将有限人力和预算资源重新分配给更重要的学生服务项目。美国学生信息中心的服务项目是为了促进机构遵守《家庭教育权和隐私权法案》、《高等教育法案》以及其他适用法律。

另外,美国学生信息中心为助学贷款提供者、雇佣者、学生贷款发行机构、美国教育部和其他每年进入自己注册账号不下5亿次的机构提供准确及时的录取信息和学位认证信息。