Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

Georgia school discounts vending purchases for campus card users

Thursday, November 8, 2012

To ease the pain of a price increase on vending machine itesm, Georgia Tech University, Atlanta, is offering a five percent discount on all vending purchases made with the student’s campus card.

The discount was put in place at the beginning of the fall semester to help offset its first price hike on snacks and drinks in four years. Drink prices increased by 25 cents and snack items went up from five to ten cents per item.


The school is now trying to get the word out since many students are unaware of the new promotion. The university is placing signs on the vending machines to notify students of the discounts.

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Mt. Whitney High School in Visalia, Calif. is using student IDs and smartphones as a means for students to earn certain privileges.

The program is called Student Scan Identification Card Authorization, or SSSICA. As ABC’s local Visalia affiliate reports, campus administrators greet students by scanning a bar code on the students’ IDs to determine whether they have permission to leave campus for lunch or attend school events such as a football game.

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When officials at Georgia State University decided to revamp the campus security and surveillance systems, they found that the campus poses a few challenges.

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Student Beans ID is a new iOS app designed for college students seeking to use their campus ID for student discounts. The app acts as a digital student ID, enabling users to discover and access thousands of student discounts in and around campus.

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Student purchases made on the University of Wisconsin’s campus – with the university’s Wiscard – are set to be simplified as well as offer additional discounts on food.

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