Higher Ed Points allows students, friends and family members to direct
Aeroplan Miles towards education
TORONTO, Nov. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Higher Ed Points Inc. has launched a
revolutionary new program through its website www.higheredpoints.com which allows Canadians to convert Aeroplan Miles into payments for
higher education. Students, their parents, friends and family members
can all use miles to help offset the costs of college or university in
Starting today, Aeroplan Members can redeem their miles in $250
denominations and transfer the funds through Higher Ed Points Inc. to
participating institutions in order to offset costs such as tuition,
residence and meal plans fees.
"Everyone feels the pinch of trying to pay for higher education. The
great thing about tapping into loyalty currencies is that everyone can
participate," says Suzanne Tyson, Founder of Higher Ed Points Inc.
"We're a nation of dedicated loyalty program participants, so even if
students themselves haven't collected a lot of loyalty points, they
still have a very good chance of knowing someone who would be only too
happy to make a "donation" toward their higher education. The bonus is
they won't have to write an essay or fill out an application!"
"Aeroplan is always looking for new and innovative rewards for our
members to use their miles on," says Francine Sternthal, Director,
Product Management, Aeroplan. "We're excited to work with Higher Ed
Points to help make Canadian higher education more accessible."
Higher Ed Points Inc. has partnered with D+H, the leading provider of
technology and servicing solutions for Canadian student loan programs,
to ensure that the entire Higher Ed Points process, from the Aeroplan
reward redemption through to the deposit of funds into a student's
university or college account is 100 percent secure and reliable.
"Financial service providers have trusted us for more than 135 years to
create the technology and deliver the services that help them provide
innovative financial solutions for Canadians," said Yves Denomme,
Executive Vice President at D+H. "We're delighted to bring all of that
experience to our collaboration with Higher Ed Points to help Canadian
students find alternative ways to help fund their post-secondary
About Higher Ed Points Inc.
Higher Ed Points, through partnerships with best-in-class and
like-minded Canadian corporations, is dedicated to finding innovative
ways to help students and families fund higher education. After all, it takes a village to raise a mind™
D+H is a leading provider of the secure and reliable technology
solutions that financial services companies trust to build deeper, more
profitable relationships with their customers. D+H solutions enable
clients to grow, compete, and deliver their desired customer
experience, while its forward looking approach helps clients stay ahead
of the market and anticipate changing consumer needs. In 2012, D+H rose
to 35th on the FinTech 100, a ranking of the top technology providers,
and is ranked 24th on the 2013 Branham 300, a listing of the top
Canadian ICT companies. Davis + Henderson Corporation is listed on the
Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol DH.
SOURCE: Higher Ed Points Inc.
For further information:
To contact Suzanne Tyson or for more info contact:
416 988 7086