The $4,000 the college received will be used to launch awareness campaigns, workshops, online financial literacy tools and other activities that provide opportunities to increase students’ personal financial management skills and abilities.
Higher One is a leader in providing services to higher education administrators and students at more than 1,200 campuses across the U.S. The grant competition was open to all nonprofit accredited institutions of higher education across the country. Higher One received applications representing 26 states and an array of four-year and two-year public and private institutions.
The 15 colleges and universities selected to receive $51,000 include:
-Columbus State University
-Florida Memorial University
-Georgia Perimeter College
-Indian Hills Community College
-Jefferson Community and Technical College
-Johnston Community College
-North Central University
-North Lake College
-Northeastern Junior College
-Oklahoma City Community College
-Old Dominion University
-Pikes Peak Community College
-University of Louisville.
“We are excited and honored to receive the Financial Literacy Counts award from Higher One to help support financial literacy education for our students,” said Robin Winston, director of student financial services. “We will use the funds to create workshops, seminars and invite speakers to address financial literacy and default prevention.”