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Students can turn their Eagle ID into a debit card

The FGCU Eagle ID now has the potential to be of more use to students on a daily basis. As of this past summer, students have the capability to link their ID card to their Wells Fargo checking account. This newly enhanced card system functions like a VISA debit card.

Loren Privé, the Director of Business Operations, was the first to announce the change to faculty and students.

“The University has rebranded our current Eagle ID card in anticipation for this exciting partnership with Wells Fargo,” said Privé.

“In preparation for this new program, FGCU Community Relations and Marketing has created a new Eagle ID card design for both the regular and the enhanced Eagle ID card.”

These blue cards have already been issued to incoming freshmen and current students who have had to purchase a new ID. Enrolled students who wish to be a part of the Enhanced ID program may receive a new card, free of charge, at the Eagle ID Office. Switching cards is optional. Students may also cancel out of the program at any time.

Wells Fargo representatives have spent the last few months on campus making themselves available in the Cohen Center and at Eagleview Orientations. Their goal is to get the word out about the new program and encourage students to sign up for accounts. There are also two newly placed Wells Fargo ATM’s stationed on campus, which can be found in the Cohen Center and in Palmetto Hall.

Carleen Hunt, a senior and newly-signed Wells Fargo customer, thinks the new program will be beneficial to her fellow Eagles.

“I think the service will be convenient to students because it’s all on one card,” said Hunt. “You can withdraw money without having to transfer Eagle Dollars, and you don’t have to worry about going off campus for an ATM.”

In the event that a card is lost or stolen, students are to contact Wells Fargo to have their card frozen and replaced. The process will be the same as a regular debit or credit card.

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