SandDollar$ ID Card

ATTENTION: Effective immediately Islander Housing is no longer accepting rent payments via SandDollars. For further information please call 361-825-HOME (4663). We apologize for the inconvenience.

Contact the SandDollar$ office at 825-5978, Office in University Center Room 107


The Sanddollar card is not just your official identification card for Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, but also your passport to many of the services offered by the Island University.

The Sanddollar card is used to access, Athletic events, Rec Sports, and many other student activities. The card also acts as your library card, meal plan card, printing, as well as pre-paid declining balance card. One card does It ALL!



STUDENTS:  Current TAMU-CC registration is required for any student requesting a TAMU-CC Sanddollar card.  Admittance alone does not qualify you for a card. Please visit the Registrar office for more information regarding registration. The Sanddollar card you receive will carry over from academic year to the next. There is a $10.00 fee for lost/stolen Sanddollar cards.

  • Incoming freshman – First-year students receive their Sanddollar$ Card at Islander Launch. Submit your photo online and pick up your official ID card at check-in on your launch date. For more information about Islander Launch, please visit:
  • Transfer students – Transfer students are able to receive their Sanddollar card once they are officially registered for classes at TAMU-CC.  Once you are registered for classes you can stop by our office during normal business hours and bring a valid form of state or government issued photo identification. For more information see the approved proof of identity criteria (link to PDF)
  • Distance Education Students – Students enrolled in online courses may request a student ID card (SandDollars card) by sending their request to The following information should be included in the request: Student ID number (A#), TAMU-CC email address, full name as it appears in TAMU-CC records, mailing address and  phone number.


  • Faculty and staff which are benefit-eligible are entitled to a Sanddollar card. The Sanddollar office receives in writing from Human Resource of all new hires. Please stop by our office during normal business hours and bring a valid form of state or government issued photo identification and UIN number.

For more information see the approved proof of identity criteria (link to PDF)

*Please note the card will be issued for entitlement purposes only (i.e. access to building, meal plan, Rec sports etc.)

Sanddollar card terms and conditions click here


The SandDollar's Office accepts PIN based debit, cash, or checks.
Mastercard, discover, and American Express Credit Cards are accepted online only at our Mysanddollars.

The Sanddollar card can be used as a pre-paid declining balance card to be used anywhere the Sanddollar is accepted. See it USE IT for a list of places. Minimum deposit amount is $1.00.

  3 easy ways to load money on to your Sanddollar card.

1. Mysanddollars – An online portal that accepts American Express, Discover, MasterCard credit card ONLY.

  • Deposits to your All Services account **see Sanddollar account quick guide
  •  **There is a 2.3% convenience fee associated with deposits only.
  • Best option for parents/ family members to load money to the student card. Click here Students A 'number' will be required.

2. ValuePort Terminals – We have 2 terminals on campus available to make deposits. These terminals are cash only options and are located in the University Center and the Bell Library.

3. Sanddollar Office – Stop by the Sanddollar office during regular business hours. We accept cash, PIN based debit, and check.

Sanddollar account quick guide

Account Name

Where it can be used?


Will expire?

All Services

Anywhere Sanddollar card is accepted. See "Use it"



Meal Plan

Dining location on campus only

must purchase another meal plan

Yes. End of each semester

Dining Dollars

Dining location on campus only

must purchase Declining Dining Dollars

Yes. End of Spring semester * Condition apply



With your Sanddollars ID you can:

  • Use your meal plans
  • Pay for printing and copying.   
  • Attend Athletic Events  for free
  • Ride the City Bus (RTA) for Free  
  • If you are living on campus, Access the main door to your Residence Hall as well as the laundry rooms
  • Pick up your packages at Mail Services  
  • Check out books at the Library  
  • Sell you books back to the Bookstore (Sanddollars ID required)
  • Use Wellness/fitness Center and  pool
  • Also pay at:
    • All dining venues
    • Vending machines
    • Bookstore
    • Post office
    • Game Room

The Sanddollar card is accepted at all on campus dining locations as well as some off campus locations. Enjoy the convenience of cashless purchase and privileges.

 Off campus venders flyer 

Campus Dining Locations

Click here for SandDollar$ ID Card Terms and Conditions


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