Apple is reportedly preparing to launch an Apple Pay student payment app that would allow students to pay for their tuition using credit cards.
According to Bloomberg Businessweek, Apple has been developing the new app since late last year.
The app would allow users to use Apple Pay to pay the full amount of their student fees and then access the Apple Pay app to pay by debit or credit card.
The new app would be built for iPhone 6, 6 Plus, and iPhone SE devices, Bloomberg reported, but could be expanded to any Apple device that supports Apple Pay.
Apple’s student payment platform has been in development for several years.
In 2014, the company announced that it was working on a payment app, and a few months later, a version of that app was released.
Apple Pay, the platform for students, has been the subject of criticism from some parents who argue that it lacks any real competition in the mobile payment space.
Some parents argue that Apple Pay has a weak student payment experience compared to alternatives like Visa, Mastercard, or American Express.
Apple Pay launched in March 2016 and was only available in the U.S. for a few weeks, but it is expected to launch in the coming months.
Apple has faced criticism from the American Express and Visa card companies for not supporting Apple Pay, and for not releasing student payment support information to the public.
The company has also faced criticism for offering student discounts at its stores, which many parents say were poorly designed.
Apple will reportedly announce a student payment solution at its Worldwide Developers Conference on June 10, the same day that Apple launches its new product.