Stony Brook University in New York has rolled out its Wolfie Wallet, a debit-card for students, faculty and staff that is linked to their ID cards and is designed for off-campus use.
With the new card, students can use their accounts to not only pay for food, laundry, concert tickets and other merchandise on campus, but also for goods and services at a growing number of local businesses.
Wolfie Wallet replaces the university’s Campus Cash program, said Angela Agnello, director of marketing and communications for the Faculty Student Association,
“The Wolfie Wallet program was implemented to use one tender with the Stony Brook ID card at merchants both on and off campus,” said Agnello. “Changing to a new system has allowed the Faculty Student Association to add many more merchants on and off campus for greater flexibility for students, faculty and staff.”
Some businesses pay to become part of the Wolfie Wallet program; said Agnello. Some merchants even offer student discounts if they use the card. The program is run by Off-Campus Advantage, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBORD.
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