Auburn University to adjust Tiger Card program

Sample Tiger Card/Auburn University
Sample Tiger Card/Auburn University

AUBURN, Ala. (AP)_Auburn University will discontinue their Tiger Club Card program that is being challenged in court by two local merchants because it allegedly violates an Alabama statute limiting university debit card expansion.

The merchants suing Auburn argue that they have lost business by refusing to accept the card that they say gouges small businesses with high transaction rates. Local lawmakers tried to rewrite the limiting statute recently, but the bill died in the Legislature last month.

Armstrong said the university is content to shut down the program and wait for lawmakers to settle the issue.

About 70 percent of the 22-thousand students at Auburn use the Tiger Club Card that allows students to charge items and send the bill to their parents.

The debit program could be discontinued as early as July first.

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