Lander, WY -Wyoming Catholic College is expanding its business empire with a launch of banking services through a co-branded “Wyoming Catholic College” Visa credit card. “Now that we own enough businesses in town, it’s finally worth it for Landerites to focus their shopping, dining, and recreational activities through WCC properties,” says the school’s executive vice president Saul H. Ciwoknot. “Add in students to that and the potential profit from credit cards was just too big to miss.”
Offered through a new agreement with Visa and the soon-to be launched WCC Bank, the WCC credit card comes emblazoned with the school logo, works with all purchases at all school owned properties and businesses and comes with the added benefit of earning points that can be redeemed for free coffee and donuts at Crux Coffee, discounts on drinks at Crux After Hours, and even, for student cardholders, reimbursements on tuition up to a maximum of $100 per semester.
“It’s the card that brings you, born in wonder, to wisdom,” adds Saul, “And did I mention the cardholder benefits? Not only can points earned on purchases be redeemed for real, tangible rewards, but cardholders automatically get access to ‘preferred seating’ at school lectures, priority parking outside Crux, and even special chances to meet with faculty and school staff members.” Student cardholders will even get access to seconds at Frassati Hall meals five minutes earlier than everyone else.
Full details are available at creditcard.wyomingcatholic.edu including information on its reportedly brutal APR, 49.99% per year, application process, and application fee, a mere $199. Applications are also available beginning November 1st at all school-owned businesses and (for students) in the Student Life Office.
Student interest for the card is high, but WCC is entering a crowded marketplace of credit cards and faces stiff competition already in Lander, Wyoming, with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) also planning to launch its own NOLS+ credit card under an agreement with American Express.