Seeking to deepen engagement amongst students, Transact has unveiled its Mobile Credential for Google Pay on Android mobile phones. 

Transact Mobile Credential support for campus IDs in Google Pay seeks to create a seamless experience for students navigating campus by offering secure access to facilities, residence halls, and more, as well as payments for dining, laundry, vending, and retail.

David Marr, Transact CEO commented: “Our NFC-enabled Transact Mobile Credential is already being used by nearly 80% of eligible users on campus since its launch. Today, through continuous innovation and a collaborative working relationship with an amazing tech leader like Google, we are proud to announce support for Google Pay. 

“We wake up every day focused on making a meaningful difference for both our clients and the students they serve. Our support for Google Pay is just another example of this focused commitment and the second landmark example in just over a year.”

Transact has become the first campus credential solution provider to offer native NFC contactless mobile IDs, this time leveraging Google Pay on Android which runs on billions of devices worldwide. Today’s mobile-savvy college students will no longer need to carry and manage multiple credentials when navigating campus.

Students using Android mobile phones with Google Pay will simply present their phones to NFC-enabled readers on campus to conduct transactions that are secure and frictionless. Transact Mobile Credential also provides students the same Mobile Credential provisioning and usage experience on campus, regardless of which Android phone they are using.

Cindy Leavitt, Vice President and CIO at Temple University added: “We are excited to bring the Transact Mobile Credential for Google Pay solution to our campus community. Our students, faculty, and staff make their own choices about the types of devices they want to use, and we’re committed to having an excellent user experience for everyone.”

Fifteen institutions plan to deliver Transact Mobile Credential for Google Pay in the initial roll out, including Arkansas State University, Chowan University, College of Coastal Georgia, Duke University, Georgetown University, Hamilton College, Johns Hopkins University, Marshall University, Mercer University, Roanoke College, St. Edward’s University, South Dakota State University, Temple University, The University of Alabama, and University of New Brunswick.