CARES Health Care Consortium
In 2004, ICUT initiated Collegiate Association Resource of the Southwest, Inc. (CARES), a health care consortium for ICUT member institutions. CARES is a self-funded, nonprofit organization that offers a competitive risk pool, proactive financial management, and enhanced customer service. It currently have five(5) medical programs available to assist ICUT member institutions.
E-Committee (where E stands for Efficiency)
This ad hoc committee was created in 2004 to identify ways ICUT member institutions could gain efficiencies in student service operations through shared resources. The Committee is comprised of 10 institution members (3 from each of the affected disciplines: business office, enrollment management, and financial aid plus 1 from IT). Representatives from ICUT and Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation (TG) play supporting and facilitating roles for the Committee.
The Committee oversees two ongoing projects: Voluntary Peer Review and High School Counselor Training. The Peer Review provides for a team of professionals from ICUT campuses to visit an institution; review the procedures for admissions, financial aid, and student accounts; and recommend ways to improve efficiency and reduce costs all at a minimal cost to the institution. The High School Counselor Training consists of ICUT staff making presentations to counselors to correct the myths which perpetuate about the affordability, accessibility, and availability of independent higher education.
Private Student Loan Market Place
The Private Student Loan Marketplace is a portal where students are able to view in a comparative, side-by-side manner the specific loan rates and terms they would see if they applied to these lenders directly. Click here to read the disclaimer.
Texas Environmental Compliance Consortium
The Board of Directors at its 2008 Annual Meeting authorized ICUT staff to pursue the creation of a consortium to address a growing concern to its membership of potential EPA campus inspections. This consortium was finalized in February 2010 with over 50 Texas higher education institutions participating in this environmental program.