Campus ID News
Card, mobile credential, payment and security

Texas, Kansas community colleges sign up for Higher One's refund management service

Andy Williams   ||   May 29, 2008  ||   

Higher One has added two more colleges to its growing roster of schools that are using the financial services provider to distribute refunds to its students. Although Higher One works with more than 110 colleges and universities in the U.S., Kansas City Kansas Community College is the company’s first client in Kansas. Both it and Texas-based Laredo Community College intend to distribute financial aid refunds electronically to students starting this fall.

Since the start of this year, Higher One, recently ranked No. 85 on the 2007 Inc. magazine list of the 500 Fastest Growing Companies in the U.S., has reached financial aid refund agreements with 18 institutions around the country.

“Providing quality and innovative student services is a top priority at Laredo Community College,” LCC President Juan L. Maldonado said. “With OneDisburse Refund Management, LCC is looking forward to enhancing services associated with the distribution of student financial aid refunds electronically, thus creating another unique benefit for our students.”

“LCC’s goal is to streamline the current process of disbursing financial aid refunds. This program will eliminate the need for students to stand in line for their financial aid refund checks and make the process more convenient and efficient for our students,” LCC Bursar Norma Cano said.

“The cost and time burden of manual refund checks was becoming too much,” said Brian Bode, KCKCC’s dean of financial and administrative services. “Higher One contacted us and we started looking into the program. We took it to our Student Senate and they were enthusiastic about the program so we made the decision.”

Higher One enables institutions to streamline the refund distribution process by offering students up to three ways to receive their refunds: direct deposit to the OneAccount, a no minimum balance, no monthly fee, FDIC-Insured checking account provided by Higher One, direct deposit to another bank account of the student’s choice, or a paper check mailed to the address on file.

Higher One collects and maintains all student bank account numbers, routing numbers, and refund preferences, provides marketing material to the institution to educate students on the process, distributes the refunds based on each student’s preference, and handles any customer service related to the distribution of refunds.

“The quality of the program, its history of success, and the willingness to work with us in some unique areas we needed to address set Higher One’s services apart from other options we considered,” said Bode.

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter


Jan 26, 23 / ,

Baylor adds Starship robot delivery

Baylor University has added robot delivery from Starship Technologies to its dining services offerings with the help of Grubhub. The initiative will see Baylor deploy a fleet of 20 delivery robots on the Waco, TX campus.
Jan 26, 23 /

NACCU Annual Conference registration now open

The National Association of Campus Card Users (NACCU) has opened registration for its Annual Conference. This year’s conference will be held April 16-19 in Austin, Texas and will feature a packed schedule of informative events and sessions with both campus card professionals and corporate vendors.

Grubhub, partner for reusable takeout container initiative

Grubhub has partnered with reusable packaging management platform,, announced to provide an integrated takeout container management service on college campuses. The partnership will bring's ReusePass program to universities across the United States, starting first with Ohio State University and Colorado State University.
CIDN logo reversed
The only publication dedicated to the use of campus cards, mobile credentials, identity and security technology in the education market. CampusIDNews – formerly CR80News – has served more than 6,500 subscribers for more than two decades.

Join us, @NACCUorg, and @TouchNet to explore how campus card programs can successfully navigate the sales and procurement process. Join the webinar on June 6, 2 pm EDT.

Webinar: Learn how the University of Arizona uses campus cards, mobile ordering, kiosks, lockers, and robots to revolutionize campus dining. April 7, 2-2:30 EDT. Register Now at

As supply chain issues in 2021 persist, identity solutions provider @ColorID discusses ways campuses can to overcome potentially troublesome delays until the situation eases.

A dining services push at the @UBuffalo is reinforcing the utility of self-service checkout. @CBORD is improving the food service experience using the GET app, as well as Nextep kiosks and Oracle’s Micros Simphony POS.

Did you miss our recent webinar? No worries - watch it on-demand. Leaders from @NAU and the @UAlberta joined Ryan Audus, Touchnet, and Andrew Hudson, @CR80News, to discuss innovative mobile services and the future of mobile tech in higher ed. Watch now:

Load More...
CampusIDNews is published by AVISIAN Publishing
315 E. Georgia St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301[email protected]
Use our contact form to submit tips, corrections, or questions to our team.
©2023 CampusIDNews. All rights reserved.