Students this semester may have noticed something a little different when went to pay for something with their student ID cards.
As of the fall semester, Campus Cash has been replaced with Wolfie Wallet, a new way for students, faculty and staff to use their ID cards for certain off-campus purchases, laundry, vending machines and on-campus locations.
The Wolfie Wallet website describes it as “A campus administered prepaid declining balance debit account on your campus ID.”
“The Wolfie Wallet program has made it easier than ever for students, faculty and staff to manage their funds while using their card at a variety of different retail and dining locations,” said Angela Agnello, director of marketing and communications for the Faculty Student Association, in a press release.
Wolfie Wallet brings many new things to the campus, including noticeable discounts on various purchases. Students can save 25 cents on laundry—both washers and dryers—at more than 70 on-campus locations. Along with discounts on campus, students can also receive discounts at off-campus locations that also accept Wolfie Wallet, such as Wildberry Yogurt, Subway, O Sole Mio and Cabo Fresh.
The change from Campus Cash to Wolfie Wallet has been a successful one for the campus. Agnello says she has seen an increased usage of Wolfie Wallet by off-campus merchants, which also include Bagels N A Hole Lot More, Sweet Frog, Quiznos and The Cool Monkey.
“I use it [Wolfie Wallet] a lot, more than I should,” Chrissy Colson, freshman physics and astronomy major, said. “I use it at the book store and mostly on campus, to be honest, I am kind of campus-bound.”
Vending machines on campus, which include one in the Union lobby, two in the Melville Library and one in the Psychology building, also accept Wolfie Wallet.
The FSA is working on adding more off-campus merchants as the academic year progresses, according to Agnello.
Wolfie Wallet also has a refund policy for students who are withdrawing or graduating from Stony Brook. Students like this who have $20 or more on their cards may request a refund in writing from the FSA. After two years of inactivity on the card, the balance is forfeited.
Students who do not use all the money on their cards will see it roll over to the next semester.
Money can be added to Wolfie Wallet by visiting the FSA Services Office, Suite 250, Stony Brook Union. Funds can also be added on campusdining.org with a credit card or with cash at Cash-to-Accounts machines.
The change from Campus Cash to Wolfie Wallet brought a lot of flexibility for students, faculty and staff. To see a complete list of discounts and merchants who accept Wolfie Wallet on and off campus, visit the Wolfie Wallet website, http://fsa.sunysb.edu/services/wolfie-wallet/