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 been named eighth on the list of Connecticut’s Top Workplaces 2013. This is the third consecutive year in a row that Higher One has been selected as one of the Top Hearst Connecticut Workplaces. The Top Workplaces are determined solely by employee feedback. The survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. WorkplaceDynamics conducts regional Top Workplaces programs with more than 30 major publishing partners and recognizes a National list of Top Workplaces. Employees at Higher One embrace a work culture that centers on open communication and sharing of ideas. Employees have enthusiastically adopted the “Living Focus” work approach that was phased in last year. With Living Focus, employees are encouraged to make a meaningful use of their time and increase productivity on their terms: they can work when and where they are most efficient as long results are being met. Promoting a work-life balance, the idea behind Living Focus is to empower employees to choose the best ways to meet and exceed their goals. “It is truly special to work among a group of people who represent the very methodologies and values we believe set our organization apart. At Higher One, we are passionate and driven, and our employees demonstrate that every day,” said Sharron Gasior, Vice President of Human Resources at Higher One. “We are thrilled to receive this distinctive honor for a third consecutive year.” Since Higher One’s core mission includes empowering education and championing innovation, its community action arm, CARES (Community Action for Resources Education and Service) aims to support educational and entrepreneurial initiatives within Greater New Haven. CARES has forged strong partnerships with community groups in the area, among them Junior Achievement of New Haven and the Connecticut Food Bank. Read more about CARES at www.higherone.com/CARES. To learn more about a career at Higher One, visit higherone.com/careers. 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 HigherOne.com.