Blackbaud, Inc. Acquires Smart Tuition


Acquisition to Deliver Unmatched, Fully-Connected Experience for K-12 Private Schools and Families

We are honored to share what promises to favorably impact the K-12 private school community. Today, as part of our commitment to innovation in the education community, we are pleased to announce that Smart Tuition, a leading provider of payment software and services for private schools and parents, is now part of Blackbaud.

What does this means for the K-12 Private School Community?

The Blackbaud and Smart Tuition management teams are very excited about this news, as we see terrific opportunity in the combined expertise of the two companies to serve our clients better and to accelerate the pace of development of our products.

The acquisition brings together two recognized leaders in two distinct areas of the K-12 private schools sector. By combining Smart Tuition’s innovative technology solutions for tuition management with Blackbaud’s rich portfolio of offerings for the K-12 private school community, we are uniquely positioned to deliver:

  • Leading and unmatched solutions that help K-12 private schools manage and connect information, streamline internal processes and improve the parent/family experience
  • One well-integrated solution that fully connects schools—from enrollment management software, to student information, billing and tuition management, to learning and content management, and more
  • The most innovative, mobile-ready, cloud based solutions for K-12 private schools; which come with the industry’s largest community of thought leaders, resources and support professionals

Smart Tuition + Blackbaud will truly be better together and better for private K-12 schools!  Please visit this site regularly for more news as it becomes available!


Matt Knapp

Matt Knapp

Matt Knapp was appointed President of Smart Tuition in September of 2013. Prior to accepting the head leadership position at Smart, Matt directed new sales activities at the FACTS Management division of Nelnet Corporation as a Senior Vice President. In Matt’s ten years at FACTS, he was consistently a top producing salesperson within the entire K-12 education payment industry. His career has centered upon the use of technology for education, training, accounting, and payments processing. Matt distinguished himself early in his career as the youngest, certified Dale Carnegie Sales Instructor worldwide. Matt is a graduate of Samford University, a private liberal arts college in Birmingham, Alabama. Matt’s drive for building solid customer relationships, his enthusiasm for sharing the latest technology, and his desire to serve others with empathy and integrity makes Matt a natural leader. Matt is a frequent presenter at industry conferences.


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