Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

Credit union, Wisconsin university deliver all-in-one card

Thursday, July 23, 2009

A partnership between the University of Wisconsin and the UW Credit Union will give students the option to use their campus cards as debit cards. “One card is really all students are going to need to carry, whether they are on campus or off campus with this new program,” said a university spokesperson.

The seven-year contract calls for the university to receive $286,000 a year in support of the debit card option in addition to monthly rent payments for 18 ATMs on campus.

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