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Samsung Wallet Adds Support for University Student IDs


Samsung Electronics America has launched student IDs on Samsung Wallet at 68 colleges, universities, and higher education institutions across the nation including Penn State, the University of Florida, Central Michigan University, University of North Alabama, and the Stevens Institute of Technology[1]. The update will add a convenient way to use student IDs on a Galaxy smartphone. Samsung is working closely with partners to expand the offering to even more institutions.


“We’re always looking to innovate and improve the Galaxy experience for every kind of user,” said Jude Buckley, executive vice president of Mobile eXperience Business at Samsung Electronics America. “Technology plays a big part in today’s college experience, and with student ID for Samsung Wallet, we created a way for students to use the technology they already have on hand to simplify their busy lives.”

Samsung Wallet, which launched last year, brings together the mobile payment experience of Samsung Pay and Samsung Pass into a more comprehensive digital wallet.

To provide Student ID support in Samsung Wallet on Galaxy devices[2], Samsung is partnering with Transact Campus, a leader in innovative payment and Mobile Credential solutions for a connected campus, servicing more than 1,800 higher education institutions. After adding their school ID to Samsung Wallet, students will be able to use their device to unlock doors at places like dorm rooms and academic buildings[3]. At select participating higher education institutions, students can also use their devices around campus for NFC-based payments at on-campus stores, vending machines, and more.

Fast Mode and Power Reserve on Samsung Wallet enable enhanced convenience for student life. With Fast Mode, students can tap their phone without needing to unlock it or turn on their screen[4]. Power Reserve lets students tap to use their ID even when their phone has switched off due to low battery[4].


Fast Mode and Power Reserve are made possible because Student ID information stored on Samsung Wallet is kept in an isolated environment on the device itself — known as the embedded Secure Element — which offers one of the highest levels of hardware security in mobile category with a CC EAL6+ rating [5] to help protect against digital and physical hacking.

More information, including a complete list of devices compatible with Student ID on Samsung Wallet, is available here.

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[1] To find out if a specific institution is eligible for a mobile credential on Samsung Wallet, please contact the institution or Transact Campus directly; details of the services may vary by market and are subject to change.
[2] A full list of devices compatible with Samsung Wallet is available at Availability and launching of specific features may vary by School and user’s device model and are subject to change.
[3] Student ID access varies based on school availability, facilities, and more.
[4] Must have NFC enabled on the device and Fast mode enabled in the Samsung Wallet app settings. Battery Reserve allows for up to 15 taps in the 24-hour period after the phone battery dies.

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