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Higher One Announces College And University Recipients Of Financial Literacy Counts Grants

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NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --  Higher One, a leader in providing services to higher education administrators and students at more than 1,200 campuses across the U.S., is pleased to announce the fifteen recipients of its Financial Literacy Counts grant program, which awarded $51,000 in its second year.

Higher One launched the Financial Literacy Counts grant program to provide institutions with funding for student awareness campaigns, workshops, online financial literacy tools and other activities and resources that promote financial literacy and provide opportunities to increase students' personal financial management skills and abilities.

The fifteen colleges and universities selected to receive $51,000 through Financial Literacy Counts include:

  • Columbus State University
  • Florida Memorial University
  • Georgia Perimeter College
  • Goodwin College
  • Indian Hills Community College
  • Jefferson Community and Technical College
  • Johnston Community College
  • Madonna University
  • North Central University
  • North Lake College
  • Northeastern Junior College
  • Oklahoma City Community College
  • Old Dominion University
  • Pikes Peak Community College
  • University of Louisville

"The number and strength of the creative proposals we received exemplify the need to provide financial literacy opportunities for undergraduates," said Mary Johnson, Financial Literacy expert at Higher One. "Higher One's work with over 1,200 campuses across the country is rooted in our commitment to develop real-world money management programs with our partner institutions. These grants help institutions create or implement this much needed and desired curriculum."

The winning proposals were selected based on their high levels of student involvement in planning and execution, quality, creativity, and impact on the percentage of undergraduate students on campus.

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