Adding Money to an Account

Using eAccounts, students, faculty, staff, family and friends can add funds to the Coyote Card using our online deposit system. It is available 24/7 and accepts credit card payment methods. (Note: Family and friends must know the student's last name and campus ID number to make a deposit on their behalf using the Coyote Card Online Guest Access). Students can check balances and review transaction history using the Coyote Card Online.

Students can also add money to their accounts in person by visiting or contacting the Coyote Card Office, or via our PHIL Machines -these are automated machines located around campus for a quick cash deposit to your Coyote Cash account. Our three PHIL machines are located in the MUC by the ATM, North Complex by the Beede Bump and by the front door of Coyote Village.

Types of Student Funds

Account Type

Can be Used

Restrictions

Expires

Coyote Cash

For laundry, printing, all on-campus dining options, bookstore items, vending machines, off-campus merchants, concessions

No alcohol or gift cards

Please see USD policies 

 Flex

For all on-campus dining options, concessions

No laundry, bookstore items, vending machines or off-campus merchants

After last day of Spring finals

Add-On Flex

 For all on-campus dining options, concessions

No laundry, bookstore items, vending machines or off-campus merchants

After last day of Spring finals

Bonus Flex

 For all on-campus dining options, concessions

No laundry, bookstore items, vending machines or off-campus merchants

After last day of Spring finals

 Pharos

For on-campus printing

For printing only

After last day of Spring finals

  • Each USD student receives $28 Pharos printing funds at the start of the Fall semester. Spring only students will receive it at the start of the spring term. Once Pharos funds run out, Coyote Cash can be used instead.
  • Funds added via eAccounts require a minimum deposit of $10.
  • Campus Dining will provide a 10% bonus to any Add-On Flex purchase of $100 or more.
  • Student funds will be used in the following drain order:
  1. Flex and Carry Over Flex
  2. Add-On Flex
  3. Bonus Flex
  4. Coyote Cash
  • Funds can be loaded by cash at one of our three on-campus PHIL machines, via credit/debit card or check in the Coyote Card Offices or online through credit card via eAccounts

Special Notes about Flex Dollars: 

  • Students that are required to have a meal plan may purchase Add-On Flex out of pocket once they have exhausted their Meal Plan Flex dollars for the semester. Students that are not required to have a meal plan may purchase Add-On Flex dollars at any time.
  • Unused Flex Dollars will be carried over from fall to spring semester only. All Flex, Add-On Flex and Bonus Flex expire after the last day of Spring finals. 
  • Students who wish to add Add-On Flex online must first set up an account by contacting the Coyote Card Office. 
  • Students who have exhausted their current meal plan may add an extra meal plan at any point in the semester. Additional meal plans will be added to the student's bill.

The following paperwork needs to be completed to obtain a Coyote Cash refund:

  • Coyote Cash refund form (please email to coyoteid@usd.edu or deliver to the address on the form) 
  • A W-9 must be completed to receive a Coyote Cash refund. W-9 forms must be submitted online here
    • For more information on the W-9, including paper forms and W-8 forms, please visit Financial Affairs.
  • Balances of unused Coyote Cash funds will be reconciled in accordance with USD policies

You are responsible for protecting your Coyote Card ID and are liable for unauthorized purchases.

Change/Add/Cancel Meal Plan

If you wish to change or cancel your current meal plan, you may do so up to the specified add/drop date approximately two weeks after each semester begins. Meal plans can be added at any point in the semester. For more details, please visit Campus Dining Meal Plan. Please complete the located in the myUSD Portal to make any changes.