Walk-in registration continued until 1994 when the Student Telephone Access Registration (STAR) system was implemented. The telephone system had 96 phone lines available for student use, allowing students to register in a minimal amount of time. The STAR system cost $184,000, but actually saved the college money. This is the advertisement for the new system. In spring 1997, students who were registering by phone were able to pay with a credit card for the first time.