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Google Pay starts accepting school IDs in some US universities

Google Pay isn’t only a mobile payment system for quite some time now. The app supports tickets and loyalty cards and starting soon, it will start accepting school IDs as well.

Transact – a company that offers billing and payment services for students – will let users save their school IDs into Google Pay and use the phone’s NFC chip to access controlled buildings in the campus such as labs and residential areas. Google Pay will also work for payments inside the campuses.

So far fifteen universities and colleges across the US are planning to implement the system while Mercer University already started testing and should officially launch its system in Q2 2020. Here’s the full list of the institutions to support the feature:

Arkansas State University
Chowan University
College of Coastal Georgia
Duke University
Georgetown University
Hamilton College
Johns Hopkins University
Marshall University
Mercer University
Roanoke College
St. Edward’s University
South Dakota State University
Temple University
The University of Alabama
University of New Brunswick