Plattsburgh Debit Card

The Power of Choice

Since January 2010 SUNY Plattsburgh has partnered with Higher One, a financial services company focused solely on higher education, to bring you a choice in how you receive your refunds. By logging in to you can select from among three refund options. When you receive your Plattsburgh debit card please do not throw it away because it is your ticket to a faster refund.


Get Your Refunds Faster

Simply put, your new Plattsburgh Debit Card is designed to provide you with increased choice when it comes to receiving your financial aid or school refunds - including the preferred "Easy Refund" method. Easy Refund is the fastest and easiest way to gain access to your refund money-literally the same day Plattsburgh releases it.

Differences Between Plattsburgh Debit Card and Cardinal Cash

Features and Uses Student ID with Cardinal Cash Plattsburgh Debit Card
College ID Card & Dorm Access Yes No
Master Card Debit Card No Yes
On-line Account Management Yes Yes
On-Campus Dining Halls, Vending Machines, Copiers etc Yes No
Bookstore and Campus Express Yes Yes
Advance up to $300 Yes No
Off-Campus Merchants 30 Merchants Any with MasterCard

Activate Your Plattsburgh Debit Card

Please activate your card as soon as you receive it. Remember, even if you are not currently expecting a refund from Plattsburgh, we may have a refund for you in the future.Go to to learn more about all the great benefits that accompany your all-new Plattsburgh Debit Card and to choose your refund preference! If you are new to SUNY Plattsburgh, you need to login the first time by typing in your 16-digit number on your Plattsburgh Debit Card. Even if you do not wish to use your card for refunds, you will need it in order to set up your account in the beginning.

Instructional Videos

Watch these videos to learn more about your refund preferences. Selecting the playlist option at the bottom left of the video player allows you to access all 7 videos.

Contact Information

For more information about the Plattsburgh Debit Card, please contact:

Phone: (518) 564-3120
Fax: (518) 564-3116

Mailing Address:

SUNY Plattsburgh
Student Accounts, 101 Kehoe Administration Building
101 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901