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KSC Receives Financial Literacy Grant

October 13, 2011

Keene State recently received a $4,000 grant from Higher One, a technology and payment services company focused on higher education. Higher One's [Financial Literacy Counts]( http://www.higherone.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=331&Item id=90&utm_source=FLCounts_Cust_Email&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=FLCounts_Cus t_Email&utm_campaign=FLCounts_Cust_Email) grant program was created so schools could fund student awareness campaigns, workshops, online financial literacy tools, and other programs to help students increase their personal financial management skills and abilities.

Keene State College was among the eight colleges and universities selected from a pool of over 80 applicants to receive $30,000 in total funding from the grant. The proposals were selected based their high levels of student involvement in planning and execution, quality, creativity, and impact on the percentage of undergraduate students on campus.

The College used the grant to fund the financial literacy programs that it provides to incoming students during orientation.