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Hamline Partners with U.S. Bank to Offer New ID Card, Enhanced Banking Options to Students


U.S. Bank now provides the banking functionality for the Hamline ID Card, offering a variety of services to students, faculty, and staff. The services include access to the campus meal plan and the ability to check out materials at the campus library. The Hamline ID Card can also be used as an ATM and PIN-based debit card when linked to a U.S. Bank checking account. It can be used as a debit card at merchants in the United States that accept PIN debit point of sale purchases. Through this partnership, all students, faculty and staff have the option to choose from a variety of U.S. Bank financial products and services.

"We are extremely pleased to offer the newly designed and increasingly versatile Hamline ID cards," Hamline University Vice President for Finance Doug Anderson said. "This partnership with U.S. Bank will allow our students and employees the convenience of aligning a PIN-based U.S. Bank debit card and a Hamline ID card, should a student or employee choose to do so, eliminating the need for two separate cards and providing multiple uses -- from ATM withdrawals to library material check-outs and campus meal plan purchases."

“U.S. Bank is proud to partner with Hamline University for its campus ID card,” said Elliot Jaffee, market president for U.S. Bank in the Twin Cities. “Faculty and staff who choose the option of having a U.S. Bank account connected to the card will find it very convenient.” 

In addition to Hamline University, U.S. Bank partners with more than 50 colleges and universities to provide campus banking services. These schools include Bethel University in St. Paul; Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minn.; Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall; Metropolitan State College of Denver; San Diego State University; Iowa State University; Xavier University and Northwestern University.

U.S. Bank is one of the top student banking institutions in the nation, providing a comprehensive line of student banking products, including campus ID card programs, Internet banking, U.S. Bank student checking and savings, and Visa Buxxâ prepaid spending cards. Visit U.S. Bank's website for more information on these services.