Cougar Card Overview

The Cougar Card is the official College of Charleston identification card issued to members of the College community. Students use the card to:

  • Access the meal plan and Dining Dollars account in campus locations
  • Check out library materials and purchase printing services
  • Access campus recreation services
  • Attend College of Charleston sporting events free of charge
  • Swipe to enter assigned residence hall
  • Ride Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) buses free of charge
  • Use as a personal debit card to access funds in a Cougar Cash account

Cougar Cash

The Cougar Cash account allows students to draw on pre-deposited funds to purchase products and services on campus. Read more about where Cougar Cash is accepted.

Depositing Cougar Cash or Dining Dollars

Authorized Users may deposit funds to Cougar Cash or Dining Dollars online using the eBill system. Electronic checks and all major credit cards may be used. You can also deposit funds by check or money order by mail or in person using cash, check, money order, or major credit card.  

Account Closure

The Cougar Cash or Dining Dollars account will be closed if the cardholder ceases to be a student at the College of Charleston. Read more about account closure and how to request your refund through Campus Services HQ.

Contact Campus Services HQ

Campus Services HQ is open Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. You may contact us for information and assistance by phone at 843.953.1100 or by email at campusservices@cofc.edu.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 is designed to protect the confidentiality of the records that educational institutions maintain on their students and to give the students access to their records to assure the accuracy of their contents. Campus Services HQ is unable to share specific information regarding a student account with anyone other than the student.