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Higher One Announces Winners of National ‘Money on My Mind’ Student Contest

Contest Asked College Students to Share Money Management Advice for Balancing Life and Coursework

New Haven, CT, January 30, 2014Higher One, a leader in providing financial services and data analytics to over 1,600 college and university campuses across the U.S., has announced the winners of its annual Money on My Mind student video contest. In total, 10 college students were awarded a total of $4,200 in prizes for the entries that shared the best advice for overcoming money management challenges while balancing school and non-academic life.

The winning selections shared valuable advice on subjects such as financially transitioning from high school to college; how to utilize mobile banking apps to manage funds; money-saving tips and financial management advice for new college students; and how to smartly track spending while still being able to have fun.

“Our goal with Money on My Mind is to help students develop and share positive financial attitudes and behaviors through social engagement with their peers—this year’s winning videos successfully accomplished this,” said Mary Johnson, Financial Literacy and Consumer Advocacy expert at Higher One. “The selection committee was impressed with the more than 150 entries we received, and the peer-to-peer advice shared is critical when influencing the financial behaviors of young adults.”

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Higher One and Council for Economic Education Partnership Addresses Critical Need for K-12 Financial Literacy Education

National Center for Economic and Financial Education has Reached 1,400 New York City Area Teachers, More Than 14,000 Students

New Haven, CT, January 23, 2014—In 2013, a partnership between Higher One, a leading provider of financial services and data analytics to over 1,600 colleges and universities, and the Council for Economic Education (CEE), the leading organization in the United States that focuses on the economic and financial education of K-12 students, provided more than 2,000 New York City area teachers with valuable financial literacy professional development.

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Campus Labs Named Reader’s Choice Top Product in University Business Magazine

Buffalo, NY, January 14, 2014—Campus Labs® Baseline, the assessment tool from Higher One, has been recognized in University Business Magazine as a reader’s choice top product. Nominations from campuses utilizing Campus Labs Baseline highlighted the platform’s ease of use and detailed analytics that allow administrators to make truly data-driven decisions on campus.

Campus Labs Baseline provides the technology, resources and expert consultation required to create an integrated, coordinated and comprehensive assessment approach across campus—and was designed to connect and translate assessment data for the purposes of improving the student experience both inside and outside the classroom.

“Campus Labs’ products, including Baseline, have helped the 12 departments within the Division of Student Affairs at Illinois State University in writing our goals in a learning outcomes format,” said Larry Dietz, vice-president for student affairs at Illinois State University. “They have brought us closer together in our planning and assessment activities and have informed our decision-making regarding funding for our departmental and divisional priorities.”

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Minnesota State University Student Association Receives Financial Literacy Grant from Higher One

Student Leaders Focus On a Bright Financial Future

[Saint Paul, MN – December 12, 2013] — Higher One Holdings, Inc., a leader in providing financial services and data analytics to more than 1,600 college and university campuses and approximately 13 million college students across the U.S., is pleased to announce the Minnesota State University Student Association (MSUSA) as a recipient of its Financial Literacy Counts grant.  MSUSA is uniquely positioned as the only student association to receive this award, with the ability to reach seven campuses through its coordinated efforts and student representatives.

MSUSA will allocate the $8,000 grant towards a money management effort that will potentially reach more than 70,000 students in Minnesota.  Funding from the grant will sustain a student awareness campaign to include a website dedicated to financial literacy as well as interactive questionnaires, surveys, webinars, presentations and programming.  While MSUSA has spent years focused on tuition and financial aid advocacy efforts at the local, state and federal levels, it recognizes a growing concern around student debt and other important financial decisions students make during their college years.

"Our financial literacy program will go beyond our current advocacy work by enabling MSUSA to create an educational campaign that will encourage students to consider financial decisions carefully, as well as provide the information and tools they need when making decisions that will impact them now and in the future," said Shannah Mulvihill, MSUSA Director of Development & Programs.  "We are grateful to Higher One for its support of this important work."

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