Students at Stanford University can now charge up to $1,000 at campus locations using just their student ID cards. The plan is designed for students with money needs who may be waiting for additional financial aid. In addition, they will have to pay off their account by the end of each quarter.
However, any student can participate in the program, making his ID usable at most campus eateries, photocopiers and printers, in addition to the bookstore. The new plan, implemented Sept. 1, eliminates most of the previous debit functions that were in place for student IDs.
“My dad loved it because I don’t have to keep track of my receipts and stuff and be asking for money for books all the time,” said one student.