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Thought Leadership Q&A
Marc Sheinbaum, CEO, Higher One

November 2014

You've been Higher One's CEO for six months. How would you describe the company you now lead?

Higher One has been an innovator and leader since its founding in 2000. We help schools achieve success by reducing their administrative costs-enabling them to reinvest those savings into academic programs and into creating a campus experience that is all about student success. We also work with students directly to provide financial services, tools, and information to help them understand their finances and make smarter everyday financial decisions. In essence, we help colleges and universities help their students succeed.

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Financial Literacy Month starts November 4 with Kick-off Event

By Valerie Spears
November 1, 2014

November is Financial Literacy Month at Texas Wesleyan University, and starts with a kick-off event on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at the Campus Mall.

The event will be held 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., and a free lunch will be provided for students, faculty, and staff who visit sponsors’ tables to get financial information.

Part of the event will include Financial Football held by the Mortar Board, and Tag Day-Financial Philanthropy hosted by Alumni Relations. Career Services is also having an event, “speed interviewing for a job”, as part of the occasion, which will be held from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the Baker Building.

Financial Literacy games at the Mall will include “The REAL Game of Life,” “Giant Jenga,” and “Financial Literacy Monopoly. Other locations on campus will have “Financial Literacy Trivia,” and “Moolah Jeopardy.”

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 HuffPost Financial Ed

Save Your Pennies: The Cost to Apply to College Adds Up  

By Mary Johnson
October 24, 2014

High school students and their families getting ready to apply for college are probably most focused on the cost of attending, but they also should be aware of the hefty costs associated with just applying to college. These costs can add up quickly if you're not paying attention, especially if you apply to more than just a few schools. According the National Association for College Admission Counseling, students are applying to more schools than ever before, thanks in part to the fact that many schools now accept the Common Application -- more than a third of students now apply to more than seven colleges!

With regard to application fees, the good news is that about half of the 518 schools that participate in the Common Application do not charge a fee if you apply online. For the other half, the fees can vary. While some schools have low fees of $10, most schools are in the $50 range, though some more competitive and national colleges and universities have fees over $60 -- Stanford University, for example, charges $90 and Yale University, $80. You can find a complete list of application fees from the schools that accept the Common Application at CollegeData.com.

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 Chronicle of Higher Education

NEXT: The Quest for Student Success    
Companies Promise 'Personalized Education'

By Goldie Blumenstyk
September 15, 2014

This year students at Colorado State University will have their progress toward degrees tracked by technology from a company called CollegeSource. The likelihood of their encountering academic difficulty will be flagged for academic advisers and resident advisers by an online product from a company called Campus Labs. And they will receive text alerts about unsatisfactory grades via a mobile app from yet another ed-tech company, Ellucian.

Students in three majors will also be assessed on their chances of succeeding in a course, on the basis of an analysis of data from thousands of previous Colorado State students who had earned the same grades, thanks to technology from the Education Advisory Board. Meanwhile, intercollegiate athletes who skip too many classes will be notified through Facebook by a company called GradesFirst that they’ve been scheduled for tutoring. And all these arrangements don’t even reflect an experiment in evaluating student progress in courses, using an analytics tool sold by Blackboard. The university ditched the experiment in the spring after realizing that professors weren’t using the learning-management system uniformly for that purpose.

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