Higher One Announces Money on My Mind Contest Winners

  Higher One Announces Money on My Mind Contest Winners

 Ten students given $4,200 for money management advice for balancing life and

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- December 05, 2012

Higher One, a leader in providing financial services and data analytics to
over 1,250 college and university campuses across the U.S., announced the top
winning video submissions for its Money on My Mind contest. Higher One awarded
$4,200 for the entries that shared the best advice for overcoming money
management challenges while balancing school and non-academic life.

The top three cash prize winners, selected from over 150 entrants, attend
Florida-based institutions: Michael Jones, a student at the University of
Tampa won the grand prize of $2,000 for writing and performing a rap song of
his financial challenges and solutions; first prize designation and $1,000 was
awarded to Enamarie Montero, Miami Dade College; and second prize and $500
went to Mark Niedermann, who attends Valencia College.

“The selection committee was impressed with the creativity of Michael’s
submission,” stated Mary Johnson, Financial Literacy and Consumer Advocacy
expert at Higher One. “He made the topics of budgeting and prioritizing
purchases both informative and entertaining, which is no small feat. In
addition, the song’s catchy refrain was memorable enough to stay in our heads,
so hopefully stuck with students that viewed it.”

Over 150 video submissions recounted how students triumphed over their
personal financial challenges, and offered money management advice for new
college students.

“Our goal with Money on My Mind is to help students engage and influence their
peers positively on the topic of financial literacy directly via social media,
and it has proven very effective,” said Johnson. “This year’s winners archived
helpful and realistic advice that we look forward to sharing with students
across the country.”

A partial list of winners and links to their winning submissions follow. Seven
runners-up also received $100 each for their winning entries.

Grand prize and $2,000: Michael Jones, University of Tampa
First prize and $1,000: Enamarie Montero, Miami Dade College
Second price and $500: Mark Niedermann, Valencia College

Higher One believes that students can be financially responsible and, when
given the necessary tools, can successfully live within their means. To that
end, 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.

About Higher One

Higher One Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ONE) is a leading company focused on creating
cost-saving efficiencies for higher education institutions and providing
high-value services to students. Higher One offers a wide array of
technological services on campus, ranging from streamlining the institution’s
performance analytics and financial aid refund processes to offering students
innovative banking services, tuition payment plans, and the basics of
financial management. Higher One works closely with colleges and universities
to allocate resources more efficiently in order to provide a higher quality of
service and education to students.

Founded in 2000 on a college campus by college students, Higher One now serves
more than half of the higher education market, providing its services to over
1,250 campuses and 10.8 million students at distinguished public and private
institutions nationwide. More information about Higher One can be found at


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