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Higher One Announces Chief Compliance Officer

New Haven, CT – June 17, 2014 – Higher One, a leader in providing financial services and data analytics to more than 1,900 college and university campuses across the U.S., today announced that Richard J. Howells has joined Higher One as Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer. Howells will focus on directing Higher One’s compliance management program in relation to both the banking and higher education industries and will report directly to the audit committee of the Higher One Board of Directors.

Prior to joining Higher One, Howells served as Chief Compliance Officer at multiple regional banks. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer and BSA/ CRA Officer at Putnam County Savings Bank in New York. Prior to this, he served as Chief Compliance Officer at Farmington Bank and Union Savings Bank in Connecticut. His extensive banking experience coupled with years of specialization in compliance, federal regulations and risk management affords him the unique skill set to further grow and oversee Higher One’s compliance and regulatory management practices.

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More Than 100 Katella High School Students Graduate from Higher One’s Financial Academy

Nationwide Effort Brings Web-based Financial Literacy Education to Anaheim

Anaheim, California, June 5, 2014—More than 100 students from Katella High School were recognized today after graduating from the Higher One Financial Academy—an online financial education course designed to empower young people with the skills needed to make sound financial decisions around topics such as student loans, credit cards, taxes, savings accounts and more.

Higher One, a leader in providing financial services and data analytics to more than 1,900 colleges and universities nationally, partnered with leading education technology company EverFi, Inc., to offer this interactive web-based financial management program to Katella High School in an ongoing effort to ensure that young adults receive a sound financial education as they make long-lasting decisions, including those about college and how to finance their education.

Money Matters on Campus, a recent survey of 65,000 first-year college students, showed that those students who received financial literacy education in high school scored higher than their peers on financial knowledge questions and are significantly more responsible when it comes to money,” said Mary Johnson, director of Financial Literacy and Student Aid Policy at Higher One. “Higher One is committed to giving students the tools to build a better financial future and we are proud to bring this innovative program to California schools, as well as more than 5,000 students nationwide.”

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Higher One Announces New Features in Award-Winning Campus Labs Baseline Offering

Student Response System for Faculty Provides Real-Time Feedback on Student Learning

NEW HAVEN, April 30, 2014—In its efforts to continually offer solutions that best empower institutions to make data-driven decisions, Higher One, a leader in providing financial services and data analytics to more than 1,900 college and university campuses across the U.S., has announced new features in its Campus Labs® Baseline offering. Baseline’s new in-classroom tool provides real-time assessment data, allowing professors to tailor their instruction to the students in the moment—and over time, to make strategic adjustments to their core teachings in accordance with student feedback and demonstrated learning outcomes.

In January 2014, Baseline was recognized as a reader’s choice top product in University Business Magazine. Additional feedback from faculty and administrators indicated that in order to further elevate an already highly respected solution, Baseline should include a tool that incorporates real-time data sourced directly from students in the classroom.

“This key addition to Baseline will not only help students, but also help further institutional goals by enabling academic affairs professionals to show they are doing what it takes to ensure the success of its students,” said Eric Reich, senior vice president at Higher One. “Professors can also gain a better understanding of student learning and the effectiveness of their teaching methods and use that knowledge to improve the class based on immediate student feedback.”

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Pennsylvania High School Students Graduate from the Higher One Financial Academy

Nationwide Effort Brings Financial Literacy Education to Wilkes-Barre High School Students

Wilkes-Barre, PA, April 24, 2014—More than 130 students from Elmer L. Meyers High School were recognized today after graduating from the Higher One Financial Academy—a financial education course designed to empower young people with the skills needed to make sound financial decisions around topics such as student loans, credit cards, taxes, savings accounts and more.

Higher One, a leader in providing financial services and data analytics to more than 1,900 colleges and universities nationally, partnered with leading education technology company EverFi, Inc., to bring this interactive web-based financial management program to Elmer L. Meyers High School, as well as to more than 4,300 students across the country.

“The Higher One Financial Academy has offered our students a great opportunity not only to learn the importance of being financially literate, but also how to apply the lessons to their everyday lives,” said Michael Elias, principal  at Elias L. Meyers High School. “This program aligns with our desire to educate, enlighten and inspire our students to succeed—both now and in the future.”

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