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Higher One® Co-Founder Focuses on Entrepreneurship and Community Development

Miles Lasater, COO of Higher One, gives back to the community through entrepreneurship education

New Haven, CT – February 8, 2011 - This February, Miles Lasater, Founder and COO of Higher One®, a technology and payment services company based in New Haven, CT, will participate in four events focused on entrepreneurship and education around Connecticut. 

The first event is a Tuesday, February 8th COO Luncheon for PULSE, the young professionals group at the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce.  PULSE Luncheons are for members of the GNHCC’s PULSE networking group.  This is an opportunity to learn more about  the Higher One story through community dialogue.  Higher One will host the event at its East Coast headquarters in New Haven’s Science Park.

On Thursday, February 10th, Miles will head to Storrs to talk with the Student Entrepreneurial Organization (SEO) at the University of Connecticut’s School of Business.  The mission of the SEO is to create a forum for students, faculty and thought leaders to share experiences and lessons for success in the entrepreneurship arena and they have invited Miles to talk about the Higher One story.

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Schreiner University to Adopt Higher One®’s CASHNet® ePayment and SmartPay Modules

Business Officers look forward to saving time processing payments with CASHNet suite products

New Haven, CT – February 8, 2011 - Higher One Payments, Inc., a technology and payment services company focused on higher education, announced it has been selected by Schreiner University, a four year liberal arts school located in Kerrville, TX, to streamline payments on campus through integration of CASHNet ePayment and CASHNet SmartPay.

Payments at Schreiner are currently processed manually through checks, credit cards and money orders. “Higher One will save our staff time by streamlining the cash processing function”, said Barbara von Brandt-Siemers, Controller.  She also noted that CASHNet ePayment was selected to process payments because Schreiner wanted to be able to “offer students and their parents the opportunity to pay their tuition online.”

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Higher One® Partners with Author Ramit Sethi to Offer Financial Content for Students

Partnership with notable finance and entrepreneurship expert extends
Company’s financial literacy efforts

New Haven, CT, February 2, 2011 – As part of its ongoing commitment to financial literacy for college students, Higher One, Inc., a financial services leader for higher education institutions, is now partnering with notable financial expert Ramit Sethi to offer money management tips to their account holders.

The partnership will result in a series of free personal finance articles written for Higher One by Sethi, author of the bestseller I Will Teach You To Be Rich. This initiative is another way in which Higher One is fulfilling its mission of financial literacy among students at higher education institutions across the country.

Sethi is the founder and author of IWillTeachYouToBeRich.com, a blog on personal finance and personal entrepreneurship that hosts over 175,000 readers per month and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and on NPR. In addition to his blog, he speaks on personal finance and entrepreneurship across the country.

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Higher One To Host FDIC Series On Their Online Student Financial Literacy Community

Addition of FDIC Money Smart podcasts enhances
Company’s library of financial literacy resources

New Haven, CT, January 20, 2011 – Higher One, Inc., a financial services leader for higher education institutions committed to improving financial literacy among college students, will now feature the podcast series of the Federal Deposit Insurance Company (FDIC) called Money Smart on Higher One’s student financial education destination ”One For Your Money” (formerly known as “Game Time.”)

The FDIC Money Smart program is part of the FDIC’s award-winning national financial education curriculum designed to help young adults improve their financial skills and learn the basics of money management.  The podcasts cover a wide range of relevant topics including budgeting, account management, savings and identity protection, as well as tips for parents.

“By incorporating the FDIC’s Money Smart series on our One For Your Money site, we can now offer students additional tools and resources from one of the leading authoritative sources on sound money management practices,” explained Mary Johnson, Financial Literacy and Consumer Advocacy Manager at Higher One. “With podcasts covering the ‘how to’s’ of basic checking, planning for unexpected emergencies, choosing between account types and many other important topics, the FDIC series will greatly enhance Higher One’s existing library of financial literacy resources for young adults.”

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Before Higher One, our students only had one way to get their refunds, and that was by paper check. With Higher One processing refunds for us, it has allowed us to provide more options for our students without having to enter and store student banking information. We also no longer have to handle sorting, stuffing and mailing thousands of checks.Suzanne ClaggettUniversity of West Florida
Higher One’s experience with college students and their focus on serving colleges distinguishes Higher One from all other financial service providers. We really liked the fact that the community college customer base is expanding for Higher One.Carla Chance St. Louis Community College

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