Follett Announces Acquisition of NextTier Education

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Follett today announced it has acquired NextTier Education, a cloud- based software solution that provides counselors, students, and parents with guidance, information and insight to help students achieve their postsecondary goals and ensure every student has equal access to higher education.

Earlier this year, Follett entered into an exclusive channel partnership with Chicago-based NextTier to sell the college and career readiness solution to public, private, and international school districts and schools.

With its web- and mobile-based platform, NextTier delivers key information on all two- and four-year colleges. In addition, it provides each student with a comprehensive college application plan, including a detailed list of every school’s required tasks, step-by-step guidance, and deadlines throughout the process. NextTier also features a database with more than 20,000 scholarships and grants to successfully match students with the right financial support opportunities.

Follett will integrate the NextTier platform with its Aspen student information system and eventually with its Destiny solution.