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Knight Card FAQ

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How do I pay with the Knight Card?
Funds deposited into your Knight Card discretionary account can be used by swiping your card as a method of payment. Deposited funds decline with every purchase, so there are never any fees or credit interest. Funds rollover from year to year.

What is the difference between the meal plan and the Knight Card account?
Your meal plan is a contract with our campus dining services for meals on campus. The Knight Card account is a discretionary account that can be used for on campus vending and off campus merchants.

How can I add funds to my Knight Card account?
To make a deposit, simply fill out the Knight Card deposit slip at www.clarkson.edu/sas/forms and return it to Student Administrative Services. Accounts may be opened in person at SAS (Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) or by mailing in your check or money order to SAS. Money may be added to your account at any time throughout the school year.  A minimum deposit of $20 is required. Funds left on your Knight Card at the end of a semester will automatically be rolled over to the next semester.

Where can I use the Knight Card on campus?
The Knight Card can be used for vending services on campus.

Where can I use the Knight Card off-campus?
Click here for a list of participating locations.

What happens to my Knight Card account funds if I lose my ID Card?
Immediately report a lost or stolen card to Campus Safety & Security (x6666). They will deactivate your account as soon as they are notified. If you lose your card, you will be charged $30 for a new card. Please note that the card holder is responsible for all unauthorized transactions.

Can I get a refund of my Knight Card?
Knight funds remaining at the end of a semester will automatically be rolled over to the next semester. Funds cannot be withdrawn from a Knight Card account during the academic year. Balances over $10 remaining on your Knight Card account will be refunded only upon a student’s graduation or formal withdrawal from the University. The University has the right to use funds remaining on your Knight Card account to clear a balance due on a student account, before providing a refund.

Are there any restrictions on what I can buy with my Knight Card?
Yes- you may not purchase alcohol or tobacco products using the Knight Card. No exceptions made for those over 21 years of age.

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