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First draft of regs cuts debit card fees on campus cards

Andrew Hudson   ||   Mar 24, 2014  ||   

Regulatory action is being proposed in the campus-banking sector, with the U.S. Department of Education releasing its first draft of regulations on campus debit cards that will effectively prohibit certain fees, constrain marketing practices and institute transparency regarding the college-card provider relationship.

Under the new regulations – specifically Issue 4 - Cash Management – campuses issuing debit cards to students for access to federal aid would not be able to assess ATM usage, account maintenance, or overdraft fees. Moreover, universities would be obligated to post their agreements with debit card providers online. Lastly, colleges would not be able to “offer a debit card, prepaid card, or access device associated with the account that bears the institution’s logo or mascot, or that otherwise implies an affiliation with the institution.”

These proposed regulations are years in the making and come on the heels of a GAO report released in February questioning campus banking relationships and how financial aid is dispersed.

Understandably, these newly proposed regulations will send shockwaves through the campus-banking landscape.

The true impact and nature of these regulations will materialize over time, but for now, a copy of Department of Education’s proposed regulations regarding Cash Management can be found here.

Stay tuned to CR80News for more developments as they happen.

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Penn State adds mobile ordering to campus app

Penn State has added a mobile ordering feature to its comprehensive campus mobile app, Penn State Go. The Penn State Eats Mobile function is available for use by students on the flagship University Park campus, as well as across the university's Commonwealth Campuses.
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NAU leverages delivery robots to support late-night dining

Northern Arizona is leveraging Starship delivery robots and the mobile ordering app in a clever way to prop up late night dining, and putting a twist on the ghost kitchen concept. The university has launched its Hole in the Wall dining window that now serves either pickup or robot delivery for students by offering a number of dining concepts all from a single, concession-style window.
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HID's Technology Partner Program helps companies develop mobile solutions

Trusted identity solutions provider, HID Global, has announced its HID Origo Technology Partner Program, the company’s first program dedicated to partners with a focus on mobile technologies. The Origo Technology Partner Program is designed to help technology partners by providing the ideal platform for organizations to design, test, and market products that integrate with HID Origo via APIs and SDKs.
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