View Poll Results: Is it a good deal or no?

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  • Not a good deal. No.

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  • Very bad deal. Colusion againt students.

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Thread: Are payment cards a good deal or a raw deal for College students?

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    Re: Are payment cards a good deal or a raw deal for College students?

    We can lobby for individual universities to remove the card systems, however unsuccessful those attempts may be. I don't find the process abhorrent to use the card or to fill out information to have the funds direct-deposited instead. It seems silly to have direct-deposits take longer than in years past because of a new piece of plastic that few students in my university are openly using. I just find it a meaningless device that provides no efficiency and duplicates services provided by the student's own preferred bank. There was a problem too where there were few ATMs that were Higher One accessible in the whole state of North Dakota without transaction fees, so the university recommended that everyone place their purchases on the "credit" option and sign. It was a stupid idea, but there you go.
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    Re: Are payment cards a good deal or a raw deal for College students?

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    Quote Originally Posted by "wolv67
    I don't understand the justification for any college using this. It says that the cards are cheaper and faster for them...I dunno in what way, but my aid has always been just credited toward tuition, then the leftover direct deposited into the bank on the day tuition is due, no cards or mobster middle men involved. I don't see why that's so difficult.
    i agree.

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    Re: Are payment cards a good deal or a raw deal for College students?

    I will suggest, however, that I do not quite know the working environment for the financial aid departments throughout the country. Perhaps there are internal studies or incidental moments where a worker in these departments can attest to the increased efficiency of the process through these cards. Indeed, the financial aid department at my university had many problems in the past. For my own instance, I had an occasion where a refund was given to me. I made numerous attempts to make sure that those refunds were indeed legitimate and that I could make use of them (I had an aged laptop at the time). They assured me for numerous times over a period of 2-3 weeks. I then shortly after the third week or so had received notice that they wanted that money back. So I had to write a check for given them that money after being told it did not need to be sent back.
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

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