U Card Fee Change Overview

U Card Fee Change Overview

The U Card Office is initiating a fee schedule change for services relating to U Cards, the Gopher GOLD Program, department ID cards, and temporary access cards. These changes were approved by the Board of Regents at their June meeting and are detailed below. Specific questions can be addressed to the U Card Office at [email protected] or to your campus U Card Office.

The fee program for the U Card Office was last updated in 2012. The changes being implemented this year are being used to adjust for inflation as well as increased labor and supply costs.

U Cards & Temporary Access Cards*

Badge Type

Current Rate

New Rate (FY 23)

Lost, Damaged, or Stolen** U Cards

$25.00

$30.00

Temporary Access Cards

$25.00

$30.00

*Pricing changes shown in the table are effective for the entire U of M system and include Sponsored Account U Cards.
**Fees for stolen U Cards will be waived if an active police report number is produced at the time of replacement.

Department ID Badges

Badge Type

Current Rate

New Rate (FY 23)

Single Sided Department ID Badges*

$5.00

$6.00

Double Sided Department ID Badges*

$5.50

$6.50

Tech Stop Name Tags

$1.20

$6.00

Club Membership Cards

$1.40

$2.00

Duluth Departmental ID Cards** $7.00 $9.00

*Departments issuing badges with soft holder and clip should add $1.00 to the current and new rate.
** Soft holder and clip included.

Gopher GOLD

Revenue Source

Current Rate

New Rate (FY 23)

Web Deposit Convenience Fee

$2.00 per deposit

$2.50 per deposit

Merchant Transaction Fees

Varies

All fee eligible departments will pay $0.02 + 2% per transaction.

Departmental Print Tender Maintenance

$250 per year

$350 per year

 

News & Promotions

Beginning on Wednesday, May 29, the U Card Office is giving away fifty (50) Gopher GOLD prizes of $10!

The Gopher GOLD and Dining Dollars management system will undergo an upgrade to enhance reliability and security from March 4–6, 2024. During this time, you will not be able to use Dining Dollars and Gopher GOLD.

Students, Faculty, and Staff are invited to take part in Gopher GOLD bonus week the week of February 12, 2024! Get $5 in Gopher GOLD for every $50 you deposit up to $500 - make the most of your money on campus with this limited-time offer! In-person only.

Due to a software issue, Gopher GOLD inactivity fees will not be captured for February 2024.

Students took part in the hunt for Goldy's U Card for a chance to win one of three $100 prizes!

The new U Card is a powerful tool to ensure that University community members have quick and easy access to vital mental health resources. 

We're thrilled to announce the launch of the Employee Transit Pass (ETP) for Twin Cities Campus employees. 

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities is proud to announce that it has been named the recipient of the National Association of Campus Card Users (NACCU) Best Video Award for 2023.

We're on a mission to make sure you never miss out on any of the fantastic deals and promotions from Gopher GOLD. Sign up here!

Beginning in fall 2022, more than 39,000 University of Minnesota students who pay a Transportation and Safety Fee gained access to a Universal Transit Pass (UTP).

To apply for a Huntington sponsorship, please review the information on the program website and complete the application form. The form must be completed 45 days prior to the event.

As approved by the Board of Regents in their June meeting, the U Card Office is initiating a fee schedule change for services relating to U Cards, the Gopher GOLD Program, department ID cards, and temporary access cards.

The U Card website has been redesigned and revamped to offer a stellar user experience for students, staff, parents, and guests to learn more about the U Card and Gopher GOLD, and take action regarding their cards.