About Cardinal Card Online:

This online account management tool enables employees and students (and their parents) to manage their Cardinal Card accounts, find places to eat and more.  This site provides valuable information about account balances and spending history, and enables you to report a lost or stolen card at any time of day or night.

Standard Meal Plans:

All students living on campus as well as all full time commuter students (enrolled in 12 or more credit hours with at least 9 hours located on Belknap Campus) will automatically be enrolled in the standard meal plan depending on where you live. Your meal plan will be loaded onto your Cardinal Card and ready to use when you arrive on campus. Meal plans are charged to the student's tuition account and should be settled through the Bursar's Office. You may not pay for meal plans using this site. This site is to be used to deposit additional/voluntary funds to either your meal plan or Cardinal Cash accounts.

Types of Accounts:

Cardinal Cash - Cardinal Cash is a declining balance account that can be used for purchases at various locations both on-campus and off-campus. Cardinal Cash will carry over from semester to semester and does not expire. Visit our website for  accepted locations.

Meal Swipes (Boards) - Meal swipes are accepted at all Belknap Campus dining locations except Starbucks, and the POD convenience store locations. Meal swipes for locations other than the Ville Grill are limited to 7 per week.

• Ville Grill – all you care to eat (one swipe = one entry)

• Participating retail locations (one swipe = one combo meal)

Meal Plan "Flex" Points - Flex points are a dollar for dollar declining balance-type account that is accepted at any campus dining location. Visit our website for accepted locations.  Points earn an automatic 6% discount with each purchase. Points may be added at any time throughout the semester. Student points roll over from summer to fall to spring, but expire after spring finals. Faculty/staff points do not expire.  FREE BONUS MONEY: If you deposit $100 or more in flex points, you will receive an additional 10% in Bonus points.  Add $200 or more to earn 20% or add $300 or more to earn 25% Bonus points. Please allow 2 business days for the Bonus points to post to your account.

RA Points - RA points are similar to flex points. They are given to RAs as part of their meal plan. RA points can be used at all campus dining locations.

Bonus Points - Bonus points are given to anyone who deposits $100 or more into a meal plan account. They are also given out by UofL Dining Services employees as refunds/bonuses. Bonus points will be deducted after all flex points have been used.


Please visit our website for additional information about the Cardinal Card program.


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Contact Information:


Cardinal Card Office

University of Louisville

LL05 Houchens Building

Louisville, KY 40292