Amnesty Program for Red UMBC ID
For those who have ever lost their red card...
posted almost 6 years ago
So earlier this semester, I misplaced my Red UMBC ID (for the first time in four years) and had to go to Card Services in the UC to get a replacement one just so that I could eat on campus. What sucks is that I later found my original one hiding somewhere in my room but I still got charged 30 bucks for a new one! So now I basically have a useless Red ID laying around since Card Services can't reprogram my old ID or offer me a refund for the new one.
I remember one time, I returned an overdue book to the Library and they expunged the late fee for the first time and let me off with a "don't let it happen again". So this got me thinking, if the Library has an amnesty program for certain fees, how come Card Services can't ? I mean, I know we're adults here but expecting college students to hold on to a single card for 4-5 years without ever losing it is kind of strict. Most banks I know either don't charge (or have a low fee of ~$5) for a replacement debit card. I find it VERY hard to believe that a piece of plastic and/or administration fees costs the University 30 bucks!
I think most of us have lost our Red UMBC ID at least once in our 4-5 years here. I'm not saying it should be COMPLETELY free to replace your University ID (otherwise moral hazard & carelessness comes into play) but an amnesty program for the first time you lose your Red Card would be nice.
If you agree, or have had something similar happen to you, please paw so that we can grab the attention of people who can do something about this.
(edited almost 6 years ago)