A group of students checking into the Georgian College Athletics Centre using their ONEcards


ONEcard is the official Georgian College identification card. Features extend far beyond a simple ID; it’s your student card, library card, print card, athletic centre pass, bus pass, and a convenient method of payment for select vendors and services both on and off campus – all in one! It also allows for more variety and convenience than a traditional meal plan.

What is ONEcard?

Your ONEcard uses flex dollars which work on a declining balance system. 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 while it’s in use. It also saves you the hassle of carrying around bulky cash and coins.

Where to use your ONEcard

Use it to access services* such as:

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.

Georgian College ONEcard

How to get your ONEcard

Please review our temporary processes during the COVID-19 campus closure.

New students

Request your ONEcard

1. Submit your photo online.

2. Log in to your Georgian College email account and follow the steps in the email you received.

  • If you received a rejection email, please submit a different photo that meets all of our requirements
  • If your photo was approved, click the link provided to submit a copy of your government-issued photo ID and your mailing address*.

3. Once we have verified the above information, you will receive a confirmation email stating that your digital ONEcard is ready to download.

*This step allows us to confirm your identity in order to activate your digital ONEcard only and is not considered an official request for a plastic card.

How to upload your ONEcard photo

Current and returning students

Replace a lost ONEcard

If you have lost your card, please contact ONEcard@GeorgianCollege.ca for assistance.

New ONEcard photo

If you would like a new photo, please contact ONEcard@GeorgianCollege.ca for assistance.

Activate or deactivate your ONEcard

To deactivate your card, log in to your ONEcard account and click Account > Activate/Deactivate.

Account management

Watch the video below for information on how to:

  • check your balance
  • view transactions
  • deactivate your ONEcard if it has been lost or stolen
  • activate or reactivate your ONEcard
ONEcard account management

How to load money on your ONEcard

Please see the use and ownership page for the complete terms and conditions, as well as the refund policy.

Real-time options


Georgian Bookstores at the Barrie, Orillia, and Owen Sound campuses accept cash, debit, or credit card payments to add funds to your ONEcard account.


Using a credit card or visa-debit, students, family and friends can conveniently add money anytime through our website. This money will immediately be applied to the student’s ONEcard. All you need is a student number. You can load up to $2,000 per transaction, but there is no limit to how much money you can have on your card at one time. See the helpful guides below.

For students:

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 (formatted as 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.

You will receive a receipt at the email address you entered at the beginning of the transaction. The default account is your student email address.

For family, friends and supporters:

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.

Other ways to load money onto ONEcard

Through online banking

Online banking is currently unavailable

We are experiencing technical difficulties with deposits made via online banking. If you have made a deposit to your ONEcard account and it has not appeared in your balance, please contact ONEcard@georgiancollege.ca.

You can also add funds through online banking. Simply log into your online bank account and add Georgian College – ONEcard as a payee. The account number is the nine-digit student number. 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.

Bank of Montreal Logo
Bank of Montreal (BMO)
Central 1 Credit Union Logo
Central 1 Credit Union
National Bank of Canada Logo
National Bank of Canada
Royal Bank of Canada Logo
Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
Scotia Bank Logo

Information for parents and 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

Eating stylePlan detailsAmountAverage/day
Feeling snackyFor those who commute or cook a lot of their own meals$500$6.50/day
Occasional eaterFor those who may purchase about one meal per day$1,000$13/day
Don’t want to be hangryFor those who will get a large number of their meals at our vendors$2,500$33/day
Let’s do thisFor those with a healthy appetite or who prefer to let others take care of the cooking and dishes$3,000$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.

*Note, when loading funds using a credit card, there is a $1 minimum and a $2,000 maximum per transaction. However, you can load using as many transactions as you would like.

Purchasing text books

Avoid the hassle of multiple trips to the bookstore due to daily transaction limits on debit and credit cards.  Instead, pre-load your ONEcard and get it all done at once.

Please note: The ONEcard can only be used for in-store purchases and is not available for use when purchasing text books online.

Contact us

Georgian College ONEcard

Registrar’s Office
Student Services Centre
Barrie Campus

Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

705.728.1968, ext. 1756