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Higher One Named a Top Workplace in Connecticut Third Year in a Row

[New Haven, CT – September 16, 2013] Higher One, a leader in providing financial services and data analytics to more than 1,600 college and university campuses across the U.S., has been named eighth on the list of Connecticut’s Top Workplaces 2013. This is the third consecutive year in a row that Higher One has been selected as one of the Top Hearst Connecticut Workplaces.

The Top Workplaces are determined solely by employee feedback. The survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. WorkplaceDynamics conducts regional Top Workplaces programs with more than 30 major publishing partners and recognizes a National list of Top Workplaces.

Employees at Higher One embrace a work culture that centers on open communication and sharing of ideas.  Employees have enthusiastically adopted the “Living Focus” work approach that was phased in last year.  With Living Focus, employees are encouraged to make a meaningful use of their time and increase productivity on their terms:  they can work when and where they are most efficient as long results are being met.  Promoting a work-life balance, the idea behind Living Focus is to empower employees to choose the best ways to meet and exceed their goals.

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Higher One Announces Appointment of Chief Marketing Officer

[New Haven, CT – July 30, 2013] Higher One, a leader in providing financial services and data analytics to over 1,600 college and university campuses across the U.S., announces today that Lutz Braum has joined Higher One as Chief Marketing Officer.  He comes to Higher One with more than 20 years of experience in marketing with expertise in consumer engagement, direct marketing and digital marketing.

Most recently, Braum was Chief Marketing Officer of PetCareRx, a privately-held online pet supply retailer, where he developed and implemented a consumer strategy that differentiated PetCareRx through extensive personalization and deep integration of commerce and content.  In previous roles, he was responsible for PayPal’s US consumer marketing team, Wells Fargo's personal lending business and a portfolio of 4.5 million customers at Providian (now Chase Card Services).  Over the course of a decade at Citibank, Braum had numerous domestic, overseas, and global roles in the areas of product, segment and loyalty marketing.

"We are excited to welcome Lutz to Higher One, as we begin the next exciting chapter in the story of Higher One," said Miles Lasater, President and Chairman of Higher One. "His expertise and experience will help guide us as we deepen our engagement with students and institutions, and communicate who Higher One is, and how we can help campuses as they rethink the traditional model of higher education while at the same time helping students stay on track to complete their desired learning outcomes."

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Higher One enhances student experience with acquisition of PayDivvy’s social bill pay software

New technology strengthens OneAccount experience with advanced payments solutions

[New Haven, CT, August 1, 2013]Higher One, a leader in providing services to higher education administrators and students at more than 1,600 campuses across the U.S., has acquired a unique social payments solution from PayDivvy, Inc. The software provides a more effective way for college students to make person-to-person payments and manage the payment of bills with roommates or other groups.  

The acquisition of PayDivvy’s proven social payments software marks a continued emphasis on incorporating emerging technology to meet the ever-changing needs of an increasingly more mobile and collaborative student population.  

“We believe that consumers have complex payment needs every day that include everything from splitting a dinner tab to sharing an electric bill with their roommates,” said Whitney Stewart, Vice President of Product Management at Higher One.  “The PayDivvy software solution allows for a quick, fully-electronic easy way to track bills and make payments so consumers can focus on other priorities.”

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Higher One Announces Innovative Web-Based Financial Literacy Program for High School Students

New Initiative in Partnership with EverFi, Inc. to Launch in Fifty High Schools Across U.S.

New Haven, CT, June 27, 2013 - Higher One, a leading provider of financial services and data analytics to over 1,600 colleges and universities, has announced a new partnership with EverFi, Inc., to bring critical financial literacy education to high school students through an interactive, web-based financial management program.

The Higher One Financial Scholars Program will be fully implemented in 50 select high schools by this fall across nine states at no cost to the schools or taxpayers. The states will include California, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Oregon and Pennsylvania.

“This initiative stems from research indicating that effective financial literacy education must start early on to help students increase their ability to make sound financial decisions during college and beyond,” said Mary Johnson, Financial Literacy and Student Aid Policy Director at Higher One. “It is essential that we address this critical need—and this partnership furthers Higher One’s belief that all students can become financially savvy when given much-needed tools and information.”

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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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