Adding funds to your uOttawa card

Your uOttawa card is linked to three accounts to which you can have funds. The card provides the convenience of using just one card to make purchases on campus. Be sure to check the list of locations where you can use your uOttawa card.  Please consult the Terms and Conditions for our refund policy.

3 ways to add funds onto your card



  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Interac online (BMO, TD Canada Trust, RBC and ScotiaBank).


Minimum deposit



For student access

Students use their uoAccess ID and uoZone password to log on. Once on the site, students can check their transactions and deactivate their card if lost or stolen.


For parent access

Parents use their child’s student number and last name to access the account. Parents can only add funds; they do not have access to the transaction history and cannot deactivate a card. 

At uOttawa cash-to-card dispenser and reloading stations

You can use cash to add funds by gently tapping your uOttawa card at any of the dispensing and reloading stations on campus. The machines accept $5, $10 and $20 bills and do not issue change.

  • Morisset Hall (first floor)
  • Fauteux Hall (fourth floor, in library)
  • Lamoureux Hall (second floor, in library)
  • Tabaret Hall (InfoService - room 129)
  • SITE (first floor near photocopiers)
  • 90 University (lobby)
  • Roger Guindon Hall (basement, in library)

How to add funds using the dispenser

  1. Tap your card to the reader
  2. Insert funds ($5, $10, $20 only)
  3. Tap the card to the reader (this will close your account)

Note: If you press “A”, you will purchase a Discover uOttawa card (for visitors); therefore we recommend that you carefully read and follow the instructions printed on the machine and on the display screen.

In person

Bring your uOttawa and load your card using cash, debit, Visa, MasterCard, certified cheque or money order. The minimum cash amount to load is $5; we only accept $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 coins or bills. If you are not using cash, the minimum amount you can load onto your card is $5. 

Make certified cheques or money orders payable to “uOttawa Card Service”. Cash, certified cheques or money orders must be in Canadian dollars.

Access your uOttawa Card to:

  • View your balance
  • Add funds
  • Deactivate your card


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