Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

Campus card pricing

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

How providers determine what schools pay

From cloud-based services to software delivered on-site, colleges and universities have a myriad of options for handling their card programs.

Understanding the ways in which the different vendors determine their fees is essential to making informed buying decisions.

While the systems from campus card providers serve similar needs and offer similar services, the manner in which they charge for these services can be very different. It’s not a one size fits all pricing structure for any of them. Most frequently pricing depends on size of student population and what functions the school opts to deploy.

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