Kennesaw State University upgrades financial services to students

In an effort to improve financial services for students‚ Kennesaw State University has contracted…

Georgia (Jan 30, 2004) — Kennesaw State University upgrades financial services to students

Karen Kennedy


Contact: Frances Weyand‚ Director of University Relations‚ 770−423−6203

In an effort to improve financial services for students‚ Kennesaw State University has contracted with online financial service provider Higher One to supply students with a KSU Debit Card. The new card will offer easy access to a variety of customized banking services starting in February 2004. The card will automatically be offered as a benefit of enrollment at KSU.

The KSU Debit Card must be activated for a student to receive any type of financial aid or refunds from the university. During card activation‚ students will have the opportunity to open a One Account‚ a free FDIC insured bank account that will allow cardholders to get cash from ATMs‚ write checks‚ send and receive money electronically and monitor their accounts online. When a One Account is opened‚ the KSU Debit Card will function as a MasterCard debit card‚ which guarantees acceptance at more than 31 million merchants worldwide.

“We are pleased with the benefits we expect from the expanded services the KSU Debit Card program provides‚ and we encourage the participation of our students‚” said Earle Holley‚ KSU vice president for business and finance. “Together with Higher One‚ Kennesaw State University is breaking new ground by creating a card that provides
convenience and powerful financial features.”

With an exclusive focus on higher education and an innovative approach to student financial services‚ Higher One helps universities reduce administrative costs‚
streamline business processes‚ increase revenue opportunities and improve the student experience.

Kennesaw State is one of only two institutions in the University System of Georgia to offer this benefit to its students. Visit for more details.


Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of nearly 17‚500 from 127 countries. The fourth largest state university out of 34 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ KSU offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit