Higher One

Founded in 2000, Higher 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, Inc. 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.

Money Matters on Campus: Driving Student Success Through Financial Literacy

Best practices for student success through financial literacy

Rising student debt and lack of financial literacy among college students are issues of growing concern to higher ed leaders, particularly those focused on non-academic drivers of student success. In this web seminar, presenters discussed the findings of a major national study conducted by Everfi Inc. and sponsored by Higher One Inc., Money Matters on Campus: How Early Attitudes and Behaviors Affect the Financial Decisions of First-Year College Students. The study surveyed 65,000 first-time college students across the U.S.

Thought Leadership Q&A

Marc Sheinbaum, CEO, Higher One

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

Secure e-payment system streamlines commerce for students at Washington institution

With the CASHNet® Mobile Payments App from Higher One, purchasing can be done anywhere, anytime at Gonzaga University

Gonzaga University is a private Jesuit institution with 7,400 students in Spokane, Washington. From club events to games played by its renowned men’s and women’s basketball teams, there is always something happening on campus. However, until eight years ago there was no secure, hosted environment where students, staff and visitors could purchase tickets to these events with a credit or debit card.

Higher One saves Missouri State University over a million dollars annually

Adding SmartPay to existing Higher One suite slashes credit card fees

When its credit card fees hit $1.6 million in early 2011, Missouri State University officials decided there must be a better way. “Because it became so common for students and their family members to pay by credit card, the fees became unmanageable,” recalls Doug Willson, the bursar for the 23,000-student institution based in Springfield, Mo. In addition to reducing fee costs, MSU desired a means to move all card processing off-site to achieve efficiencies, improve data security and reduce burdens surrounding payment card industry (PCI) regulatory compliance.

Fresno State sees quick savings with electronic financial aid refunds

Higher One’s OneDisburse Refund Management funds disbursement service ends the need for the school to print and mail checks

California State University, Fresno, takes pride in its reputation as one of the leading public universities in the state, but last year the business staff discovered that Fresno State was lagging in one noteworthy area: the percentage of students electing to receive financial aid refunds electronically.