FARGO, N.D.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 16, 2004--North Dakota State
University (NDSU) has chosen U.S. Bank to be its campus banking
partner. This new partnership includes a variety of optional U.S. Bank
financial products and services for students, faculty and staff. U.S.
Bank will provide the banking functionality for NDSU's multi-use
identification card, the Bison Card, and will also operate two ATMs on
campus. Members of the NDSU community who are U.S. Bank customers can
benefit from the bank's student checking and workplace banking
products and services.
"Our entire staff is very excited about this opportunity to
partner with a great university like NDSU and to provide our
innovative products and services. Everything we do for the students,
faculty, and staff is also backed by our exclusive Five Star Service
Guarantee," said Ron Robson, market president for U.S. Bank in
Fargo-Moorhead. "The campus bank card services will enhance the
cashless environment on campus, which means added convenience and
safety to the people who use it."
"We are pleased that U.S. Bank will be the banking partner of
NDSU," said George Wallman, Ph.D., vice president for Student Affairs,
NDSU. "U.S. Bank has a strong history of serving students and campuses
across the country. We're glad to extend those services to our campus
through this partnership."
The Bison Card provides official identification and a variety of
conveniences for more than 13,000 students, faculty and staff. The
Bison Card, in addition to serving as official campus identification,
provides access to student meal plans, the NDSU Wellness Center, Bison
Bucks program, and access to athletic events.
For cardholders who also chose to be U.S. Bank customers, the
Bison Card will double as their ATM card on and off campus. The U.S.
Bank ATMs will also dispense phone minutes, stamps and other banking
services in addition to traditional cash deposit and withdrawal
functions. U.S. Bank has more than 25 ATMs in the greater
North Dakota State is one of 25 colleges and universities that
partner with U.S. Bank for a campus banking program. Others include
Creighton University, San Diego State University, Minnesota State
University - Moorhead, Gonzaga University, Iowa State University,
Northwest Missouri State University, Xavier University and
U.S. Bank is one of the top student banking institutions in the nation providing
a comprehensive line of student banking products, including campus ID card programs,
student loans, Internet banking, U.S. Bank student checking and savings, and
Visa Buxx(R) prepaid spending cards. For more information on these services,
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), with assets of $193 billion, is the 6th
largest financial services holding company in the United States. The
company operates 2,346 banking offices and 4,621 ATMs, and provides a
comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment,
mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses
and institutions. U.S. Bancorp is home of the Five Star Service
Guarantee which assures customers of certain key banking benefits and
services or customers will be paid for their inconvenience. U.S.
Bancorp is the parent company of U.S. Bank. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the
web at usbank.com.
INDUSTRY KEYWORD: BANKING EDUCATION
SOURCE: U.S. Bank