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Edison State College Adds CASHNet® ePayment to Product Offerings for Campus Community

Product offering security and PCI compliance is a draw for administrators and students alike

[New Haven, CT – April 20, 2011] – Edison State College, located in southwest Florida, has extended its Higher One® product offering to add the CASHNet ePayment transaction portal. Through a continued partnership with Higher One, a technology and payment services company focused on higher education, Edison State College will be able to offer enhanced services to its students while, at the same time, saving time and money.

The College has partnered with Higher One to implement a new and improved ePayment transaction system. The transition which is set to commence in mid-April, will improve, simplify, and further secure payment processing; this in turn will benefit both the student population as well as the College staff that serves it.

Students and their family members will benefit from the ability to:

  • Make web-based payments via credit card, debit card and check for charges and fees. 
  • Split payments between two or more credit cards, debit cards, check or any combination of those payment types. 
  • Set up recurring payments. 
  • Make payments on students’ behalf. 
  • Allow quicker access to account information.

“PCI compliance was an additional benefit of partnering with Higher One’s CASHNet ePayment transaction portal,” said Guillermo Polanco, Assistant Director of Finance, “We look forward to a more streamlined process that is easier to manage and will promote savings of both time and money.”

Edison State has been a Higher One client since implementing its OneDisburse® Refund Management® funds disbursement service in 2007. Based on the success with this program, administrators anticipate a smooth transition including improvements in reconciliation and batching.


About Higher One
Higher One Payments, Inc. is a subsidiary of Higher One Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ONE). Higher One is a leading company focused on helping college business offices manage operations and provide enhanced service to students. Through a full array of services from refunds, payments, electronic billing, payment plans and more, Higher One works closely with colleges and universities to ensure students receive Financial Aid refunds quickly, can pay tuition and bills online, make on-campus and community purchases, and learn the basics of financial management.

Higher One provides its services to distinguished public and private higher education institutions throughout the country to approximately 5.3 million students. More information about Higher One can be found at HigherOne.com.


About Edison State College
With the first students admitted to Edison in the fall of 1962, Edison State College celebrates 47 years of service to Southwest Florida this year. Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Baccalaureate degrees are offered at Edison as well as various certificate programs.

Lee County Campus has twenty-four permanent structures including the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall.

Collier County Campus opened in March of 1992. The beautiful campus is located on an 80-acre site near State Road 951 and Rattlesnake Hammock Road, in east Naples. The Charlotte County Campus opened in 1997. Located on a wooded site on Airport Road in Punta Gorda, the campus is an excellent addition to the Charlotte area. Edison also provides services to students in Hendry and Glades counties.

Edison State College is governed by its District Board of Trustees composed of nine representatives from Charlotte, Collier, Hendry, Glades and Lee Counties. The members are appointed to four-year terms by the Governor of Florida. Currently about 340 professional and support staff members provide the full-time instructional and support services for the more than 15,000 credit and nearly 3,000 non-credit students who participate in Edison courses and programs each year.

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