Higher One opens submissions for Money on My Mind Contest, asks college students to share financial challenges and advice with peers

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Higher One, a leader in providing financial services and data analytics to more than 1,600 college and university campuses across the U.S., has opened submissions for its Money on My Mind contest, asking students to submit a video about their money management challenges and the strategies they implement to overcome the struggle of juggling school, work, family and life in general.

Up to ten winning videos will be chosen and featured on Higher One’s One for Your Money website, with each featured video winner receiving a cash prize and the grand prize winner receiving $2,000.

To enter, Higher One invites students to submit a two-minute video via YouTube or Vimeo addressing the following questions:

  • What is the number one major money management challenge you face or did face as a student juggling school, work, family, and/or life in general?
  • What are some strategies you use to help you overcome these challenges?
  • How does having a bank account, especially an online account, help you with managing your money?
  • If you could offer one recommendation to a new college student about money management, what would it be?

“Our goal with Money on My Mind is to help students develop positive financial attitudes and behaviors through social engagement with their peers—which has proven very effective,” said Mary Johnson, Financial Literacy and Student Aid Policy Director at Higher One. “Last year, over 150 video submissions were received from students across the country.”

In addition to video submissions, students who submit comments on the One for Your Money site will be entered for a chance to win a $20 gift card. Winning submissions from last year’s contest can be viewed on Higher One’s Money on My Mind YouTube playlist.

Higher One offers innovative student banking services based on choice and has dedicated resources to financial literacy including its Financial Intelligence online financial literacy course and the One For Your Money blog dedicated to the fundamentals of finances for college students.

Eligibility and Official Rules

The contest is open to all students at colleges and universities that utilize Higher One’s suite of services. There is no purchase necessary to enter or win. Contest begins 10/28/13 and ends 11/29/13. Commenter Sweepstakes begins 01/08/14 and ends 01/31/14. Click here for official rules & complete details.

About Higher One

Higher One (NYSE: ONE) partners with colleges and universities to lower their administrative costs and to improve graduation rates. We provide a broad array of payment, refund disbursement and data analytics and management tools to institutions that help them save money and enhance institutional effectiveness. And for students, we offer financial literacy programs and convenient, flexible and affordable transaction options to help them manage their finances. Higher One is a leader in higher education and we support more than 1,600 schools and over 13 million enrolled students. More information about Higher One can be found at www.higherone.com.