Google Pay starts accepting school IDs in some US universities

Ro, 10 January 2020

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.

Google Pay starts accepting school IDs in some US universities

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



Reader comments

If Google implements support than makera will start with hardware

That should be embedded in device, otherwise it won't work. Makes me wonder why 2017 A3/A5/A7/A8/A8+ supports both NFC and MST, whereas the 2019 A30s and A50s only support NFC.

Google should start using MST like Samsung Pay

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