University of Iowa sets new payment rules for retail locations

The move from cash is due to customers' frustration while waiting in long lines at checkout.

IOWA CITY, Iowa—University of Iowa students will have two more reasons to remember their student IDs or debit cards.

During the next academic year, the IMU’s River Room will not accept meal swipes for grill meals. Also, many campus retail locations will not allow cash transactions.

Starting in the middles of this semester, students were allowed to use meal swipes for grill options, which includes cheeseburgers and fish and chips, at the River Room instead of paying with money. The change was made to alleviate pressure at the Burge and Hillcrest Marketplaces.

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