Student Account

If you are currently enrolled as a student at the University of Minnesota and have no financial holds on your student account, you can use your U Card to charge purchases of textbooks and supplies from University Bookstores to your University student account.

Just bring your U Card and another photo ID to any of the University of Minnesota Bookstores and say "charge it to my student account." They will accept your U Card just like a credit card.

Your bookstore charges on your U Card will be included on your next monthly student account billing statement, along with other tuition and fee charges. You must pay the bookstore charges in full, unless you make the purchases after the last bill of the previous term and before the second bill of the current term. Unpaid bookstore charges may result in registration and transcript holds on your student record.

You may also use your Student Account to pay the U Card replacement fee.

Learn more about student billing


Where to Use Financial Accounts on the U Card

Outlet Gopher GOLD Meal Plan Dining Dollars Student Account
Computer/Print Labs
SUA Convenience Stores
Bowling Alleys/Gamerooms
Library Printing
Information Desks
Copy & Print Centers
M Food Co. Locations
U of M Bike Center
Vending Machines
Weisman Art Shop
University Bookstores
U Card Office ✅*
Postal Stations
Residential Dining Halls
Dining at Northrup
Passport Office

*lost or replacement U Cards only