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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Oct. 11, 1976)
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Do you have cznyus parking tickets and no money
to pay for them? Charge it.
Yes, UNL Campus Police accept DartkAmericard and
Master Charge for parking permit and ticket payment.
Although only a small number of students have chosen
this option for paying tickets, they have found other ways
to use their charge cards.
la September, students charged $125 ,000 for books,
tuition and housing, according to Robert Lovitt, UNL
comptroller. This amount can be compared to the total
tuition intake of $45 million for the semester.
Although the total number of students "charging
their education" is not available, Lowitt said the number
increased steadily after UNL began accepting the charge
cards in 1973.
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Students charged $724,000 during the first six months
of this year. Credit cards were used to charge tuition,
housing and books, as well as football and basketball
season tickets and meals in the Nebraska IJnion Harvest
Services at the University Health Center, Sheldon Art
Gallery, Kimball Recital Hall and the Nebraska Center for
Continuing Education also accept charge cards.
Lovitt said 2400 students use charge cards, and he
estimated that $15 million will be charged at UNL this
He said the charge accounts have been a boost to the
university because it has reduced the problem with bad
checks. Also, most students use their charge cards if they
don't have the money right away because payment is
delayed up to 40 days.
The University and Nebraska Bookstores also accept
the two charge cards. Larry Behrends, manager of Univer
sity Bookstore, said 20 per cent of the book, sales are
Service gradually closing
Nebraska Bookstore, which accepts Master Charge and
BankAmericard has been "gradually closing" its personal
charge service, said manager John Wear, "because of an
overload of work involved and a few losses."
Accounts for the government, the university and bus
inesses and a few personal accounts will be the only ones
that will remain open. No figures were available but Vehr
said faculty and students have been using the cards more
each semester. The cards are primarily used for large pur
. Charge sales usually are three times larger than the
average cash sale, according to BHIie Kent, sales represen
tative for Master Charge at the National Bank of Com
merce. He said there has been an increase in the number
of stvdstd applications because of advertisements. UNL
freshmen were sent student applications in July so their
cards could be processed before school started, he said.
To receive a card, a student must be at least 19 years
old and have a part tune job or $200 income a month.
If these qualifications are not met, the students parents
must co-sign the application.
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BankAmericard and Master Charge also may be used
in Lincoln at some restaurants and gas stations, and at
most department stores. Some stores provide the Neb
raska Card, which can be used at I lovbnd-Swanson,
Magec's, Lawlor's, Ben Simon's, WcSs and Frost, and
Miller and Paine. This option lets shoppers charge in any
of those stores with one charge card.
Brandeis offers student accounts as well as accepting
Master Charge and BankAmericard and "some customers
use all three," according to Mrs. Charles OTGzra, credit
She said Brandeis is not included on the Nebraska
Card because the store has its own accounts and "there
just isn't any need to have another one.
Student accounts do not require parents authoriza
tion. However, parents are sent a letter informing them
that their son or daughter has received a charge account.
There is a limit of $100 in charges for freshmen and
this amount increases over the year.
She said she stresses a good credit rating, especially
with students,-because it win determine their eligibility
for future loans and credit ratings.
AUF drive .aimed at' UNL students
Campus organizations are planning many fund-raising
activities for October, which has been named A3 Univer
sity Fund (AUF) Month by the group.
Sandy Huber, AUF president, said the group has two
ad drives a year to raise money for charity. She said the
fall drive is aimed at students and the spring drive is
directed at faculty members.
The money collected goes to three charities chosen by
UNL students in a vote earlier this year. Huber said this
year's three charities, are the American Cancer Society,
the Capital Association for Retarded Children and the
Nebraska Home for Children.
Huber said AUF's main function is to protect students
from being constantly approached for contributions.
AUF is the coordinating body for all UNL fund-raising
Loren Uden, AUF treasurer, said $6,000 was raised
last year, and that that is this year's goal.
Huber said the fraternities and sororities are planning
several fund-raising events. She said residence halls are
having a fast Oct. 27, with the money saved going to
AUF. She estimated this would raise $ 1 ,500.
Some of the activities planned for AUF by Greek
houses are a spaghetti feed, a football marathon, a
haunted house, a Sarah Coventry display, a melodrama,
a pie eating contest, a movie night, candy sales, a home
coming mum sale, an ice cream social and a ski raffle.
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