The Hilltopper Card is the official St. Edward's University identification card. The Hilltopper Card offers a convenient and secure way to make purchases and utilize campus services and resources.

Hilltopper Cards are provisioned at the Hilltopper Card Office free of charge during regular business hours. To get a new card students and employees should bring a current government issued photo ID. Acceptable forms of identification include a state issued ID, driver's license, passport or military ID. There is a $15 dollar charge for lost, stolen or damaged cards.

Topper Tender

Once the Hilltopper Card is provisioned, students, staff and faculty can make deposits to Topper Tender. Topper Tender is a pre-paid declining debit account that is activated once you deposit funds and may be used as long as you are a registered student or active employee of the university.

Students and employees can deposit funds by loging into thier account and using a credit/debit card or by going in person to the Hilltopper Card Office and using cash, credit/debit card, or check.

Employees and students that pay with Topper Tender receive a 5% discount at all *on campus dining venues. Topper Tender can be used at the following locations both on and off campus:​

  • Cabo Bob's Burritos at 530 E. Ben White
  • Chili's at 701 E. Stassney Lane
  • Con Madre Kitchen at 628 E. Oltorf
  • CVS Pharmacy at 2101 S. Lamar Blvd.
  • *Jo's locations: Meadows Coffeehouse, Doyle Cafe
  • Plaza Columbian Coffee at 3842 S. Congress Ave.
  • Southside Flying Pizza at 2206 S. Congress
  • Vending Machines
  • South Congress Market in Ragsdale*
  • The Huddle in Le Mans Hall*
  • Hunt Hall Café including Coffee Bar/Bakery*
  • Outtakes in Hunt Hall*
  • The Grab and Goat in St. Andre*
  • Meadows Coffeehouse (Jo's Coffee) in Ragsdale*
  • Doyle Cafe (Jo's Coffee) in Premont*

Meal Plan 

Students who live in the on-campus residence halls are required to purchase a declining-balance meal plan each term.  Freshmen are limited to A & B plans while upperclassmen can select among the four meal plan options.  Each plan includes a Topper Tender component that can be used at certain off-campus merchants or in the campus bookstore. Meal Plan charges can be financed through the university's monthly payment plan program. Please visit the Meal Plan page for details on meal plan options.

All changes to Meal Plans must be made in person in the Hilltopper Card Office or by email to onecard [at] No requests for changes in meal plans may be made after the 12th day of classes each semester. Meal Plan can be used at the following on-campus locations: 

  • South Congress Market in Ragsdale 
  • The Huddle in Le Mans Hall
  • Hunt Hall Café including Coffee Bar/Bakery 
  • Outtakes in Hunt Hall
  • The Grab and Goat in St. Andre
  • Meadows Coffeehouse in Ragsdale
  • Doyle Cafe in Premont

Please note that all students must purchase a meal plan each semester regardless of any balance he/she has rolled-over from the fall to the spring semester. As of June 30 every year, student meal plan account balances will be reduced to $0.00. Any meal plan dollars remaining will be forfeited. 

If you need a meal plan accommodation based on a disability or if you have long-term special diet restrictions visit Housing and Meal Plan Accomidations

Hilltopper Card Mobile Credential (Coming Soon Be On the Lookout for Upcoming Announcement!)

The Hilltopper Card Mobile Credential is available to all enrolled St. Edward’s University students, and current faculty and staff.  The convenience of your Hilltopper Card is now available on your iPhone and/or Apple Watch and Android phones. It provides access to university buildings, and payment at participating campus venues; Bon Appetit dining facilities, Jo’s Coffee, our off campus partners (coming soon), and vending machines on campus (coming soon). Your Hilltopper Card Mobile Credential can be used to access and pay wherever your physical Hilltopper Card is accepted.

Get Started by checking out the Mobile Credential How-tos .   

Questions? See our in-depth Mobile Credential Q&As.