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Cougar Card Services

Connect to campus life at the College of Charleston by using your Cougar Card to access events, facilities, and services.  The Cougar Card is the ocardfficial College of Charleston identification card. It is issued to all members of the campus community.

Your first Cougar Card is free! To obtain it, please be prepared to present one of the following unexpired, government issued forms of photo identification:

  • Driver’s License
  • Non-driver ID Card issued by DMV
  • U.S. Green Card
  • Passport book or card
  • U.S. Military ID Card

Please carry your Cougar Card with you whenever you are on campus to identify yourself as a member of the campus community.

Meal Plan Options for Fall 2019

Meal plans are convenient, flexible, and loaded with options. Your meal plan includes dining locations all across campus with a range of menus and offerings. You’ll get guaranteed value, whether you eat on campus three times a week or three times a day! To review the meal plan options visit Dining Services. You may also visit the Meal Plan page for more information.

Students can sign up for a meal plan and/or change their meal plan selection for Fall 2019 via the MyHousing/MyDining portal on MyCharleston February 1 through August 12, 2019. 

Agreement to the Terms and Conditions for Meal Plans is part of the sign up process on the portal.  Should you wish to review the terms in advance they can be found here.

Meal plans may be purchased or changed from August 14 - 27, 2019 by visiting Cougar Card Services. The meal plan charge may be applied to the student bill or paid in full at the time of purchase.

The deadline for meal plan changes and cancellations for Fall 2019 is Tuesday, August 27 at 5:00 p.m.

Meal plans can still be purchased after August 27 in Cougar Card Services but can no longer be charged to the student bill and must be paid for at the time of purchase with cash, check, or any major credit card.

Meals are valid for one semester only and do not carry over to subsequent semesters. Unused Dining Dollars do carry over to the next semester and remain on deposit until the student graduates or separates from the College. Cougar Card Services will refund the Dining Dollar account balance after receipt of a written request (Dining Dollar Refund Form) from students who are graduating. Upon competition of the proper paperwork, Cougar Card Services will be notified by the Center for Academic Performance and Persistence for those students taking a leave of absence or withdrawing from the College. No refunds will be issued for account balances less than $10. Refunds will be issued via direct deposit if an account is set up with the Treasurer’s Office. If direct deposit is not set up, a check will be mailed to the primary address on file or as stated in the request. The College of Charleston reserves the right to close any account that is inactive for 18 months or more. Balances in accounts that are inactive for more than 18 months will be reclaimed.

Web Deposit Instructions-Add Cougar Cash or Dining Dollars

Deposit funds to Cougar Cash or Dining Dollars online using the eBill system, funds will be available within two hours.

Students:  Access your eBill through MyCharleston, click on the Academic Services tab then open the eBill link.  Go to the Deposits tab, select the current term and Cougar Cash or Dining Dollars.  Enter the amount and preferred payment method.  Confirm to process.

Authorized Users:  From select MyCharleston located on the top border of the page.  The Welcome to MyCharleston page will display.  In the left column are Quick Links.  Select the link for eBill and logon.  Go to the Deposit tab, select the current term and Cougar Cash or Dining Dollars.  Enter the amount and preferred payment method.  Confirm to process.

Employees: Access your eBill through MyCharleston, click on the My Accounts tab and open the eBill link at the bottom of the page. Go to the Deposits tab, select the current term and Cougar Cash or Dining Dollars. Enter the amount and preferred payment method. Confirm to process.

Riding With Carta

CARTA (Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority) service, on all routes, continues to be free for College of Charleston employees and students! Simply show your Cougar Card to the driver as you board the bus.  A separate pass is not required.  You must be a student enrolled in the current term or an active employee to take advantage of this free service.  Information about bus and shuttle schedules may be obtained online at Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!