Higher One Announces Financial Literacy Grant Program Open to All U.S. Accredited Non-Profit Colleges and Universities

Program launched during Financial Literacy Month to promote financial literacy for undergraduates nationwide

Mar 31, 2011, 14:31 ET from Higher One, Inc.

NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Higher One, a technology and financial services company focused on higher education, has announced a new Financial Literacy Counts grant program designed to support financial literacy initiatives for undergraduate students nationwide.  This announcement comes during the month of April, recognized since 2004 by Congress as Financial Literacy Month, and is an example of Higher One's continued mission to support financial literacy among college students by providing resources and promoting financial literacy initiatives on college campuses.

Grants ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 are available to all accredited U.S. non-profit colleges and universities.  Grant funds may be used to support student awareness campaigns, workshops, online financial literacy tools and other activities and resources that promote financial literacy and provide opportunities for students to increase their personal financial management skills and abilities.  

"The program was designed to underscore the Company's deep commitment to promoting financial literacy, which is critically important to empowering students to make better economic and financial decisions both in college and after they graduate," explained Mary Johnson, Financial Literacy and Consumer Advocacy Manager at Higher One. "By partnering with schools to give them the ability to decide what works best to reach out to their students, we are confident that these programs will be effective."

The full application guidelines are available at HigherOne.com. Applicants, in addition to meeting other criteria, must participate with an institutionally recognized student organization that is involved in planned financial literacy efforts on campus. Proposed programs must be implemented between August 1, 2011 and November 30, 2011.

Learn more about Higher One's dedication to strengthening financial literacy among students at OneForYourMoney.com or on Twitter at @MoneyTalkMary or @HigherEdvice.

About Higher One:

Founded in 2000, Higher One, Inc., a subsidiary of Higher One Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ONE), is a leading company focused on helping college business offices manage operations and provide enhanced service to students. Through a full array of services from refunds, payments, electronic billing, payment plans and more, Higher One works closely with colleges and universities to ensure students receive Financial Aid refunds quickly, can pay tuition and bills online, make on-campus and community purchases, and learn the basics of financial management.

Higher One provides its services to distinguished public and private higher education institutions throughout the country to approximately 5.3 million students. More information about Higher One can be found at HigherOne.com

SOURCE Higher One, Inc.