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TSU receives ACE Award for student refund efficiency

HOUSTON (January 6, 2020) –Texas Southern University recently received the 2019 ACE Award (for Achieving Campus Efficiency) as a result of its ongoing student refund partnership with BankMobile. From January 1 to November 1, 2019, the university delivered more than 95 percent of its refunds electronically while ensuring that at least 40 percent of all students completed the refund selection process.

In August 2018, TSU enhanced the student refund process by partnering with BankMobile to deliver financial aid and other student refunds. Students can elect to have their refunds deposited to an existing account or a BankMobile Vibe checking account.

“We are honored to receive this award,” said Christina Ordonez-Campos, controller in TSU’s administration and finance division. “It is evidence that our team-efforts has resulted in efficiencies that have a significant impact on both the university and our students. This also helps our students be more focused on what matters most and successfully complete their degree requirements on time, without having to wait for their much-needed funds. Special thanks go out to the student accounting staff for its commitment and dedication.” 

ABOUT TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY

Texas Southern University (TSU) honors our designation as a special-purpose institution for urban programming and research. TSU is a comprehensive university providing higher education access to the nation’s underserved communities. TSU’s academic and research programs address critical urban issues, and prepares its diverse student population to become a force for positive change in a global society. TSU offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs and concentrations – bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees – organized into 10 colleges and schools on a 150-acre campus nestled in the heart of Houston’s historic Third Ward. The University’s enrollment has a population of more than 9,700 undergraduate and graduate-school academic candidates. Texas Southern has been a distinguished educational pioneer since 1927, and the University has become one of the most diverse and respected institutions in Texas. TSU has positioned itself as a proactive leader in educating underserved students and many who are the first in their family to attend college.

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