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Higher One signs 25+ new contracts, 10 renewals in fourth quarter

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Higher One announced that it has added more than 25 new schools that will utilize its refund disbursement services and renewed contracts for 10 existing customers during the fourth quarter of 2011. The company now services about 200,000 more students.

The schools will be using the company’s OneDisburse Refund Management funds disbursement service and various modules of its CASHNet suite of payment services. The New Haven, Conn.-based company now serves more than 800 college and university campuses across the U.S.


New and renewed clients include Cleveland State University; Georgia Highlands College; Louisiana Community and technical College System (three colleges); Southern New Hampshire University; State University of New York College at Plattsburgh; University of Akron in Ohio and the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. [end] 

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has signed a new bill that’s intended to deter identify thieves, as well as quell concerns from parents.

House Bill 1076, signed last month, mandates that public school students in Louisiana will receive unique identification numbers to replace the Social Security numbers, which are currently on students’ academic files. The bill was drawn into the debate following the fear that student information forms that accompany the state’s Common Core tests would be vulnerable to data breaches.

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Malta’s Kunsill Studenti Universitarji is ending use of its current smart card system for financial grant delivery and payments, opting instead to transfer grant monies directly to the students’ bank accounts.

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Purchase increases university presence, curbs DOE regulatory worries

Already among the ‘Top of the Charts’ in the payment processing realm, Heartland Payment Systems catapulted to Rock Star status in the campus payment world this morning, announcing that it has entered into an agreement to acquire TouchNet Information Systems, Inc., a Lenexa, Kansas-based integrated commerce solutions provider to higher-education institutions.

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Higher One has opened the application process for its annual Financial Literacy Counts grant program. The grant program, which supports campus-based financial literacy education programs and initiatives, is open to any accredited, non-profit college or university in the U.S., with an independent review committee comprised of higher-education administrators selecting the recipients.

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