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Grantham University Selects SunGard Higher Education To Help Create a More Agile and Responsive Online Institution

MALVERN, Pa., March 28, 2008 — Grantham University, an online university specializing in educating working adults, will implement solutions from SunGard Higher Education to help it expand its digital campus and improve online student services, it was announced today by SunGard Higher Education (http://www.sungardhe.com).

“Our mission is to be the leader in online education and a model of academic excellence,” said J. Patrick Campbell, president, Grantham University.  “We believe that the implementation of the Banner Unified Digital Campus solutions from SunGard Higher Education will help our organization become more agile, responsive, and effective in helping our learners achieve their goals.”

The Banner Unified Digital Campus administrative system from SunGard Higher Education will support business processes to help the University manage its growing enrollment.  In addition, the self-service capabilities provided by Banner will help the institution improve the quality of the learning experience and make it easier for students, faculty, and other constituents to complete administrative tasks online.  For example, students will be able to apply for and accept financial aid online, and the institution will be able to set up business rules to automate the processing of financial aid.  Establishing these rules and processes will also help Grantham University maintain compliance with federal, state, and institutional policies.

“We are committed to helping our students achieve their dreams of earning an undergraduate or graduate degree,” continued President Campbell.  “Implementing these solutions will help us to better manage our business and grow enrollment, while providing an engaging and effective online environment for our students.  We chose to partner with SunGard Higher Education because of its proven commitment to higher education and its vision for the future.”

“SunGard Higher Education is pleased to provide Grantham University with tools and service delivery models that help further its interactive and collaborative educational environment, and support life-long learning,” said Brian Madocks, president and chief executive officer, SunGard Higher Education.  “The solutions from SunGard Higher Education will help the University deliver a consistently superior student experience while helping to control the cost of education services.”

About Grantham University
Established in 1951, Grantham University is a private institution that specializes in online education for the working adult student. Its mission is to provide accessible, affordable and academically challenging online courses and degree programs that prepare its graduates for careers in business, engineering technology, computer science, criminal justice, information technology and other professional fields. Grantham University offers a military scholarship and discount program for active duty, reserve, guard, veterans and military family members, as well as scholarships for law enforcement professionals. Grantham’s courses are 100% online, allowing students to study at home, at work, on Temporary Duty (TDY) or from almost anywhere in the world.  Grantham University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). For more information, visit www.grantham.edu or call 1-800-955-2527.

About SunGard Higher Education
SunGard Higher Education provides software and support, systems implementation and integration, strategic consulting, and technology management services to help colleges and universities build, unify, and manage their digital campuses.  Bringing together people, processes, and technology, SunGard Higher Education assists more than 1,600 customers worldwide to strengthen institutional performance through improved constituent services, increased accountability, and better educational experiences.  www.sungardhe.com.

About SunGard
With annual revenue of $5 billion, SunGard is a global leader in software and processing solutions for financial services, higher education and the public sector. SunGard also helps information-dependent enterprises of all types to ensure the continuity of their business. SunGard serves more than 25,000 customers in more than 50 countries, including the world’s 50 largest financial services companies. Visit SunGard at www.sungard.com.

Contact: Katie Kilfoyle, SunGard Higher Education, 315.524.7640, Katie.Kilfoyle@sungardhe.com