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<<I'm sure the school is somewhere getting a cut from the credit cards.>>

You bet they do!

It's the same incentive that bank tellers have, store owners, etc.

There's a code on these applications, and for everyone that gets filled out, there's a financial incentive for the employees or merchants.

This is similar to the drives they have at Macy's and other stores where they give you a free gift just for filling out an application. This is why the people who sit at the tables with the free mugs or widgets or gizmos are so aggressive.

...but I still am...

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