A debit card account is distinct from a credit card. When you activate your debit account, you “load” the account with an amount of money you choose. That money can then be used for purchases at various on-campus and off-campus locations. Rather than use cash, a check, or a credit card for the purchase, you simply present your C.O.W. Card. It is “swiped” like a credit card, and the amount of the purchase is deducted from your debit account. An account must have a balance equal to or exceeding a purchase for a transaction to be authorized.
Activate a Debit Card Account
You may activate your C.O.W. Card debit account using the following methods:
- Register online with ManageMyID.
Enter your ID number (located on the back of your COW Card under the barcode all 10 digits) and name (as it appears on your ID), you will then be prompted to create and enter a password. Once you have registered you can add money to your account instantly using a credit card (MasterCard, Discover & American Express). A convenience fee is applicable for each transaction.
- Sign and mail the C.O.W. Card Agreement and Initial Deposit (.pdf) form directly to:
Financial Service Counter
The College of Wooster
1189 Beall Avenue
Wooster OH 44691-2363
With a minimum $25 initial deposit, via check, made payable to The College of Wooster. (This method requires a waiting period of two (2) business days following receipt of payment before your account may be used.)
- During or after Semester I check-in, you may take your C.O.W. Card to the Florence O. Wilson Bookstore Financial Services Counter and make a minimum $25 deposit to the account via cash, check, or credit card (MasterCard, Discover & American Express.)
Deactivate a Debit Card Account
A C.O.W. Card account is essentially deactivated when the balance drops to zero. A refund may be requested for a $10 processing fee. Refund Request forms (.pdf) are available online or at the Campus Dining Services Administrative Office. Unexpended funds are held in the C.O.W. Card account for the duration of enrollment or employment at The College of Wooster. Students who elect to deactivate the account while still enrolled at the College will be charged a $10 processing fee.