What is ONEcard?
Your ONEcard uses flex dollars which work on a declining balance system, just like a gift card. Every time a purchase is made, the amount is subtracted from your balance. You never have to worry about transaction fees or limits and your balance never expires. It also saves you the hassle of carrying around bulky cash and coins.
- use it to access services such as the library, fitness centre and city transit*
- use it as a secure method of payment at participating stores and restaurants, on and off campus
- use it to track your spending and manage your budget
*Access to services is dependent on availability at your individual campus.
How to get your ONEcard
Getting your ONEcard is easy. You can put all of those selfies to good use by submitting your picture online. Be sure to follow the submission guidelines to ensure your photo will be approved. We’ll let you know when your card is ready for pick up. Best of all, you’ll avoid the lineups at the start of the term. Make sure to bring a piece of government-issued photo ID with you.
Don’t have a photo? Visit the Registrar’s Office at the Barrie, Orillia or Owen Sound campuses and we’ll take one for you. If you’re not able to make it to one of these campuses, send us an email to make arrangements.
How to load money on your ONEcard
Students, family and friends can conveniently add money anytime through our website or through online banking at participating banks. All you need is a student number. You can load any amount between $10 and $2,000 per transaction, but there is no limit to how much money you can have on your card at one time.
Through online banking
Log into your online bank account and add Georgian College – ONEcard as a payee. The account number is the nine-digit student number found on your letter of acceptance. It’s as easy as paying your bills online. Please allow a maximum of two to three business days for processing. For a list of participating banks, please see below.
By credit card or Visa-debit
You can add money immediately to ONEcard using a credit card or Visa-Debit. Follow the guides or videos below for students or supporters.
Log in to your account using your Georgian College student number and password. If this is your first time logging on, your password will be your date of birth (example: YYMMDD).
Next select ‘Add Cash’ from the upper-right-hand menu. You will be able to enter the amount you want to deposit, then you’ll be taken to the payment screen where you can enter your credit card or visa-debit information.
A receipt will be sent to the email address you entered at the beginning of the transaction. The default account is your student email address.
Go to the supporters’ log on web page, enter the student’s nine-digit ID number and the first three letters of their name, then select ‘Log On’.
Next, enter the email address where you would like to receive the receipt when the transaction is finished. You can then enter the amount you wish to send and a note to go along with it. You can also select the box next to ‘Notify the cardholder’ to send the student an email letting them know that money has been added to their account.
You will then be able to confirm your total and enter your card information.
Information for parents/supporters
ONEcard offers you the opportunity to help support students from the comfort of your home. It also gives you peace of mind, knowing that the money you provide can only be spent by the student you are supporting at one of our authorized partners. The ONEcard also provides more variety and convenience than traditional meal plans.
Students can access their account to view their financial statements, card balance and transaction history.
The ONEcard cannot be used to purchase alcohol, tobacco products, prepaid credit/gift cards, postal services, lottery tickets or cannabis products. Cash withdrawals are not permitted. Please see the Use and Ownership page for the complete terms and conditions, as well as the refund policy.
Meal Plan Recommendations:
|Feeling Snacky||For those who commute or cook a lot of their own meals||$500||$6.50/day|
|Occasional Eater||For those who may purchase about 1 meal per day||$1000||$13/day|
|Don’t Want to be Hangry||For those who will get a large number of their meals at our vendors||$2500||$33/day|
|Let’s Do This||For those with a healthy appetite or who prefer to let others take care of all of the cooking and dishes||$3000||$40/day|
The above amounts are recommendations only and allow you to try to estimate how much money you may want to load onto your ONEcard. Load as much or as little as you would like*. You can top up as frequently as you need to and your balance always rolls forward to the next semester.
*Please note, that when loading using a credit card there is a $10 minimum and a $2000 maximum per transaction. However, you can load using as many transactions as you would like.