Deposit Funds

Deposit Funds to Your USCard

Deposits can be made online with a credit/debit card (Visa, Mastercard or Discover) or students may bill their deposit (up to $1,000) to their student accounts by logging into their USCard account. You may also add funds to your card in person at one of our customer service centers. Faculty and staff may set up their cards for payroll deductions for use at all locations where USCard is accepted.

Discretionary Funds

Funds deposited to your USCard account are discretionary funds — a prepaid declining balance (separate from dining dollars) accepted anywhere on campus.

Discretionary funds allow you to:

  • Make faster, safer and more convenient purchases
  • Skip the lines by linking your card to Tapingo
  • Roll over your balance to the next term


Discretionary deposits are not refundable until you graduate or withdraw from the university. Any remaining balance will be credited to your student account and a refund will be processed within three weeks.

If you are:

  • Graduating, you will automatically receive a refund through your student account.
  • Withdrawing from the university, please email to request a refund of any remaining discretionary funds.