SandDollar Office

(361) 825-5978


available for purchase beginning May 15, 2019

at the SD$ Office and On-Line

Visit for on-line purchasing.
Island Housing students do not need to purchase a plan.  Meal Plans are conveniently added to your bill based on housing assignments.  If you would like to upgrade the mandatory plan visit the SD$ Office.  

For additional information

Contact the SandDollar$ office at (361) 825-5978.

The Sanddollar card is not just your official identification card it's also your "Passport To The Island".

Your SD$ card gives you access to all athletic events, rec sports facilities and many other student activities around campus. The card is also your Library card, Meal Plan card, Dining Dollars card, Printing card and More.  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's 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 Cash, Checks and all Major Credit Cards.

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 $5.00.

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

1. – An online portal that accepts American Express, Discover, MasterCard and VISA.

  • Deposits to your All Services account **see Sanddollar account quick guide
  • 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 – Open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Quick Reference


Where Can I Use It?


Value Expires?

All Services

Anywhere the SD$ card is accepted. See "Use it"



Meal Plans

Meal swipes are valid at the Dining Hall and Food Truck

Once meal swipes run out you must purchase another meal plan

Yes, at the end of each semester

Dining Dollars  & Declining Balance

All dining locations across campus

Declining Balance plans are reloadable

Yes, all unused dining dollars will expire at the end of the Spring semester * Condition apply



With your Sanddollars ID you can:

  • Use your meal plan
  • Pay for printing and copying   
  • Attend Athletic events
  • Ride the City Bus (RTA) at no charge  
  • Housing residents can access the main door for their residence hall and laundry facilities
  • Pick up packages at Mail Services  
  • Check out books at the Library  
  • Sell books back to the Campus Store (Sanddollars ID required)
  • Use Wellness Center, Fitness Center and Outdoor Pool
  • Also pay at:
    • All Dining Locations
    • Vending Machines
    • Campus Store
    • 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