Eight universities have selected U.S. Bancorp to help enhance their campus identification card programs for students, faculty and staff, the Minneapolis-based issuer announced Nov. 9.

The eight schools now using U.S. Bank for banking services include California State University-San Bernardino, Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Wash., Colorado State University-Pueblo, Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, San Jose (Calif.) State University, Seattle (Wash.) University, Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, Minn., and the University of California-Davis.

U.S. Bank will provide banking services through each university’s campus card program. This includes debit card access to checking accounts requiring no minimum balance or monthly maintenance fees, the issuer notes in a news release.

Campus cardholders who choose to open a checking account with U.S. Bank and opt to add the debit function may use their cards at any merchant participating in Visa Inc.’s Interlink PIN-based point-of-sale debit network, U.S. Bank said. U.S. Bank did not comment on whether the cards may also access other ATM networks.

San Jose State University and Central Washington University plan to add signature-debit capabilities through U.S. Bank’s Maxx Card Program, U.S. Bank says. The Maxx Card is an instantly issued Visa debit and student ID card accepted at all Visa merchants worldwide.

U.S. Bank has campus card partnerships with more than 50 colleges and universities within the U.S.

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