Campus Key

Change the Way Your Campus Connects

With Nelnet Campus Key, students can use their phone as a student ID and digital wallet. Plus, you can reach students with push and in-app notifications, and create new revenue streams by partnering with nearby merchants.

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An App That Changes the Way Campuses Connect

Campus Key

Campus Key is an app designed to connect students to your campus. It’s a secure virtual wallet, student ID, and communication hub that works on any Apple or Android device. It’s the all-in-one mobile experience that your students want – and it’s easier than ever to use.

Mobile Student ID

Compatible with Apple and Android devices, Campus Key allows students to use their phone as their student ID (and scan in to events).

Campus Cash

Students can add funds to their personal stored value account, then use the app to pay for items on campus.

On and Off-Campus Payments

You can partner with local merchants to expand Campus Cash acceptance, earn processing fee revenue, and track off-campus payments.

Easy to Use (and Manage)

Payments are made through a simple app, reporting is easy, and we’ll make sure your merchants and cashiers are all trained properly.

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Partnership Benefits

Just like all of our products, Campus Key comes with services that make your experience a success.

Best-in-Class Service

Receive support from friendly, experienced people no matter what.

Proven Implementation

Organize implementation with our proven, step-by-step process.

Security and Compliance

Protect every transaction with the highest levels of payment security.

Technology Integrations

Integrate our products with your current ERP and institutional partners.

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Set up online stores for individual departments and sync inventory.

Payment Plans

Give students the opportunity to spread payments throughout the semester rather than paying everything at once.

Our team of project management and change management experts has developed unique delivery strategies for every type of implementation. We design each project plan and assemble each project team to accomplish one, critical objective: meeting your distinctive needs and expectations. Because that’s what a partner does – and that’s what a partner deserves.

Marcelina Nowosadzki, PMP

Program Manager, Implementation | Nelnet Campus Commerce

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Join our webinar as we break down the change management approach to its core pillars and discuss actionable techniques for guiding people through the change journey.

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Perspectives from the Enrollment Office

In a webinar series, we discussed how higher ed leaders across the country have pivoted due to COVID-19. In this webinar, we spoke to leaders in enrollment.

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