Dear Editor,Thank you for your coverage of the new Bearkat OneCard. We certainly appreciate it. Unfortunately, the article that appeared was not entirely accurate. The new Bearkat OneCard IS NOT A CREDIT CARD and cannot be used as a credit card. In fact, even on the activation sticker that is attached to the card it states plainly “This is NOT a credit card.” Higher One and SHSU have worked very hard to educate Sam Houston students, faculty, staff, and parents that the new ID is a debit card and not a credit card. We are very conscious of the problems of student debt and this is the reason that the product is debit based. Troy Voelker, the Bearkat OneCard director, and I are always available to answer any questions your reporters may have about the program and I hope that with future articles the fact that the card is NOT A CREDIT CARD will be conveyed to your readers.
Sincerely,Sean GlassVP MarketingHigher One