These days, people want to do everything online. It’s quicker, more convenient and its becoming easier to move our daily tasks to the Web.
The same holds true on college campuses, and at Kettering University in Flint, Michigan, students can now login online for another of their routine activities. Students, faculty and staff can now manage their ID card account balances online or from a free mobile app through Kettering eAccounts.
Kettering eAccounts is a service offered through Blackboard, and is a web-based and mobile self-service portal that will allow students to add money to the university’s B.J. Bucks program, while university faculty and staff can add Kettering Cash to their ID cards in the same manner.
Prior to the new system, reloading card funds at Kettering was a manual process where cash or a check had to be physically handed to a cashier and then processed before the funds were added on a card. In addition to streamlining the reloading of funds, Kettering eAccounts is PCI-compliant and certified for secure transaction protection.
Students will have the ability to share their student ID number with family, who can deposit funds as guests on the student’s behalf. The online platform also enables cardholders to see their transaction history, download monthly payment reports and manage security settings.
The new system also boasts a mobile app, which is available for Apple and Android smart devices. The mobile app allows users to make deposits with previously entered payment options as well as view transaction histories.
University officials hope that the ease of use, security and convenience of the new electronic funds system will prove an incentive for more Kettering faculty and students to take advantage of their Kettering Cash and B.J. Bucks accounts.
Faculty and staff who use Kettering Cash save 10% on all purchases on campus and at the campus bookstore, while B.J. Bucks purchases, the university’s declining balance funds, don’t pay sales tax on purchases.