Nine universities have agreed to use an online payment and management system from USA Technologies Inc. that lets students monitor, and pay for, their laundry.

The Malvern, Pa., company said Monday that 59 colleges and universities are now using its eSuds Online Laundry System, which controls almost 7,000 washers and dryers in more than 700 laundry rooms.

The eSuds system lets students check the availability of machines online and pay for the wash and dry cycles with debit cards, credit cards, or student ID cards. Users are notified by e-mail or text message when the cycles are complete.

USA Technologies also offers a version of the eSuds system that can be installed at apartment buildings and large residential complexes.

The nine colleges and universities that are planning to install USA Technologies' eSuds system are: Georgia State University, Michigan State University, Lee University, Centenary College, St. John's University, State University of New York - Canton, Northern Illinois University, Harding University, and Norfolk State University.

"There are 3.5 million washers and dryers in the self-service laundry market, and they are primarily untapped by online, card-activated equipment," Mike Lawlor, USA Technologies' sales and business development vice president, said in a release.