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Lee Receives Higher One Grant For Financial Literacy Project

Karen Chambless
September 21, 2014

Higher One, a university financial services organization, has awarded the Financial Literacy Counts Grant to Lee University for fall 2014. The grant will fund the Financial Literacy and Money Empowerment project, sponsored by Lee’s Financial Aid Office.

The project’s goal is to coordinate a campus-wide financial literacy campaign to reach all students. It will provide opportunities for students to engage in educational activities in order to promote critical thinking about financial responsibilities and money fitness.

Activities will include freshman orientation financial matters sessions, online financial counseling, and coffee chats and promotional booths to promote awareness. These will be implemented through a Financial Avenue online course module, the Gateway freshman seminar class, and collaboration with Phi Beta Lambda, a student-led business club.

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 Hartford Business

Higher One adds MassBay Capital co-founder to board

August 20, 2014

Higher One Holdings, a New Haven provider of financial services to college students, said it has appointed Thomas Anderson to its board of directors.

Anderson is co-founder of MassBay Capital, an investment firm in Franklin, Mass. He previously was CEO of EducationDynamics and of Integrity Interactive Corp. He also formerly worked for the predecessor to Sallie Mae, for Upromise Inc., Capital One Financial Corp. and McKinsey & Co.


 Chronicle New Aug 2014

Common Application Revs Up Again

Eric Hoover
July 31, 2014

The 2014-15 Common Application will go live at 8 a.m. on Friday, which means this nation of eager-beaver college applicants can start their apps before breakfast. As many as 50,000 high-school students are expected to create accounts over the next few days.

Following  a difficult cycle for the Common App, admissions officers and college counselors will be watching the online system closely over the coming months. Last year a series of technical problems complicated the admissions process for applicants, high schools, and colleges. The glitches caused coast-to-coast frustrations, and some members expressed concerns about the direction of the organization that runs the online system.

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 Sacramento Bee

Applause: Kudos to Ya’Shalan Nelson, Michelle Bebout and Susan Walden, and Caliber Collision and Nationwide Insurance

By Bill Lindelof
July 21, 2014

Kudos to: Ya’Shalan Nelson, Sacramento State student

Accomplishment: Grand prize winner of video contest

Details: Nelson was winner of Your Roadmap to Success video contest sponsored by Higher One, a company that partners with universities to improve graduation rates. The videos were judged on quality, creativity, clarity and completeness.

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