The Coalition for College Cost Savings

The Coalition for College Cost Savings (The Coalition) was conceived as a catalyst for the first comprehensive and collaborative purchasing effort focused exclusively on independent, private higher education. The Coalition’s goals are to leverage the collective buying power of private colleges to reduce operating costs, improve the efficiency of internal procedures and ultimately lower the cost of delivering education.

As a member of The Coalition, ICUT is pleased to offer ICUT member institutions access to the programs listed below.

Contact Lois Hollis, ICUT's Director of Member Services, with any questions. 

Financial Programs

CashNet is a leader in higher education electronic payment processing, providing comprehensive financial management and data analysis tools to colleges and universities.

Nelnet Business Solutions provides innovative educational services in loan servicing, payment processing, education planning, and asset management. 

Paymerang facilitates electronic payments between colleges and their vendors.  Backed by an award-winning software and network, Paymerang provides a complete accounts payable disbursement solution that includes software integration, vendor enrollment, payment processing, and reconcilement.

Benefits Programs

AffinityLTC has negotiated a Best in Class employee Long Term Care Insurance benefit that can be offered on a Voluntary or Employer Paid basis at little to no cost to your institution.

Liberty Mutual’s AUTO and HOME Voluntary Benefits program offers savings, service and convenience plus a significant group discounts on products your employees need – auto, home and renters insurance.

UnitedHealthcare (for Employees) offers a holistic Employee Health Care Insurance program for faculty and staff of participating institutions. It includes group medical and pharmacy, combined with a portfolio of clinical and wellness solutions, consumer tools and programs, all designed to help drive convenient affordable health care.

UnitedHealthcare (for Students) is dedicated to the student insurance market, serving 390,000 students from over 400 colleges and universities every plan year. A variety of flexible options are available, including major medical plans, preventive care, and adjustments of exclusions such as suicide and drug-related accidents or sickness.


E&I Cooperative Services is the member-owned, not-for-profit sourcing cooperative focused on education. Members have access to a diverse portfolio of competitively awarded contracts, electronic procurement platforms and consulting services to help you reduce costs and optimize supply chain efficiencies.

Fastenal, the world’s most efficient supplier of OEM, MRO, and construction products, has never wavered in their belief that great service starts with being close to their customers. Today they operate nearly 2,700 stores spanning all 50 states.

Campus Services

CastleBranch provides almost two-thirds of colleges and universities nationwide with a wide array of products and services. A true industry leader, CastleBranch offers technology driven background screening solutions for your students and entire workforce, including employees, contractors, vendors, volunteers and more.