Regent Enterprise Named 2009 CODiE Award Finalist

Financial aid management solution named second year in a row for Best Postsecondary Enterprise Solution

Frederick, MD – February 26, 2009 – Regent Education, the leading provider of financial aid management Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for higher education institutions, today announced that Regent Enterprise has been named for the second year in a row as a 2009 CODiE Award Finalist for Best Postsecondary Enterprise Solution.

According to SIIA President Ken Wasch, "The competition is particularly steep this year during the 24th Annual SIIA CODiE Awards, making selection as a CODiE Finalist a real achievement." Wasch further added that "All the companies on this year's list of CODiE Finalists should feel justifiably proud of their accomplishment in making it to this stage, and have much excitement to look forward to regarding the upcoming CODiE Awards voting!"

Through a unique combination of journalist and expert peer review, the CODiE Awards recognize 71 categories of outstanding products and services. This year’s 345 finalists represent an impressive array of technology and business excellence and success. Nearly 190 judges encompassing tech trade journalists, consultants, educators, IT and product specialists, and other knowledgeable, yet neutral, experts have reviewed all of the products entered. Regent Enterprise was chosen from more than 850 nominations submitted by 600 companies.

Regent Enterprise was created as a true on-demand financial aid management solution, enabling institutions to realize a high return on investment and economics of scale. As a SaaS solution, Regent Enterprise supports multi-institutional/multi-campus/multi-Pell processing. The power of Regent Enterprise is its ability to manage a multi-tiered entity with one instance of the product, allowing multi-campus institutions to centralize management and create standards across all campuses. In addition, institutions pay a lower up-front cost, based on their current needs. With Regent Enterprise, as an institution grows its student base, the financial aid solution can grow with it.

“As a CODiE Award Finalist for the second year in a row, Regent Enterprise has repeatedly proven that it is truly a best of breed financial aid solution,” said Michael Ratti, Regent’s CEO. “This recognition highlights the importance of financial aid as a strategic imperative within postsecondary institutions. We are honored once again to be recognized by SIIA.”

The 2009 CODiE Awards will be presented at a gala event on May 5, at the historic Palace Hotel in San Francisco, CA.

About Regent

Named Firm of the Year by the Tech Council of Maryland and a 2008 and 2009 CODiE Award Finalist for Best Postsecondary Enterprise Solution, Regent is a leading Software-as-a-Service provider of financial aid management software solutions with more than 30 years of industry experience. The company’s web-based, easy-to-use solutions interoperate with any established student information system. Regent provides institutions with improved efficiencies, fewer errors, and enhanced services for students, equaling a positive return on investment within the first year.

Regent’s management solutions are designed and built by and for members of the financial aid and enrollment management communities. Regent enables institutions to better craft and execute financial aid strategies. With its Student Self Service Portal, the company also offers 21st century access for students seeking financial aid information anytime, anywhere, from any device, in any language. For more information, visit: www.regenteducation.com.

About SIIA

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to more than 500 leading software and information companies. For further information, visit www.siia.net.