The Hilltopper Card is the official St. Edward's University identification card. The Hilltopper Card offers a convenient and secure way to purchase and utilize campus services and resources.
Hilltopper Cards are provisioned at the Hilltopper Card Office free of charge during regular business hours. (The Hilltopper Card Office is located next to the campus tennis courts.) Students and employees should bring a current government-issued photo ID to get a new card. Acceptable forms of identification include a state-issued ID, driver's license, passport, or military ID. There is a $15 charge for lost, stolen, or damaged cards.
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 logging into their account using a credit/debit card or by going to the Hilltopper Card Office in person 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
- Con Madre Kitchen at 628 E. Oltorf
- CVS Pharmacy at 2101 S. Lamar Blvd.
- Plaza Columbian Coffee at 3842 S. Congress Ave.
- Vending Machines
- South Congress Market (Ragsdale)*
- Hunt Hall Café, including Coffee Bar/Bakery (Hunt Hall)*
- The Grab and Goat (St. Andre)*
- Coffee-Meadows Coffeehouse (Ragsdale)*
- Coffee-Equity Cafe (Equity Hall)*
In addition to the above locations, Toper Tender can be used with Grubhub. Whether on campus or at home, you can use your Topper Tender on Grubhub for pickup or delivery. Students, Faculty, and Staff should follow the instructions below to set up a free Grubhub+ membership.
If you already have a Grubhub account, follow the instructions in the Grubhub Q&A to affiliate your account.
- Download the Grubhub app to your phone and use your SEU email to create your account.
- Affiliate your Account> Account> Campus dining >St. Edward's University. Choose your affiliation by indicating you are a student or faculty/staff member.
- Add Topper Tender by choosing Account > Payment > Add new payment. Choose Topper Tender and enter your 16 digits Topper Tender number. (Can be found at MyHilltop>Topper Tender)
- Order and pick up or get your food delivered anywhere Grubhub is accepted.
All full-time students in the undergraduate college must purchase a meal plan. Those who commute to campus or live in the on-campus apartments must buy an "E" meal plan each term for a nominal fee of $180. However, these students can purchase any residence hall meal plans if desired. All students that live in University dormitories are required to purchase an "A," "B," C," or "D" meal plan. First-year students are limited to A & B plans. Each plan includes a Topper Tender component that can be used at specific 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 (located next to the campus tennis courts) or by email to email@example.com. 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 (Ragsdale)*
- Hunt Hall Café including Coffee Bar/Bakery (Hunt Hall)*
- The Grab and Goat (St. Andre)*
- Meadows Coffeehouse (Ragsdale)*
- Equity Cafe (Equity Hall)*
Please note that all students must purchase a meal plan each semester regardless of any balance they have rolled over from the fall to the spring semester. As of June 30, every year, meal plan account balances will be reduced to $0.00. Any meal plan dollars remaining will be forfeited.
For a meal plan accommodation based on a disability or if you have long-term special diet restrictions, visit Housing and Meal Plan Accommodations.
Please complete and submit the Religious Exemption from Meal Plan form for a meal plan accommodation based on religious restrictions or requirements.
Hilltopper Card Mobile Credential
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, Apple Watch, Android phones, and Samsung phones. It provides access to university buildings and payment at participating campus venues, Bon Appetit dining facilities, Jo's Coffee, our off-campus partners, and vending machines on campus. In addition, 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.
Frequently Asked Questions: Meal Plan and Topper Tender
Can I transfer money from the meal plan to Topper Tender?
You are not able to transfer meal plan dollars to Topper Tender. You are able to add to Topper Tender at any time.
Can I change my meal plan?
Yes. All changes must be made in person in the Hilltopper Card Office or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. No requests for changes in meal plans may be made after the 12th day of classes each semester.
Is there a charge to get a Hilltopper Card?
No. Your first card is free. Replacements are $15. The fee is waived for the replacement of a malfunctioning or damaged card (normal wear and tear). Deliberately damaged cards that have been hole punched, cracked or broken will be assessed the fee. All card replacements are issued in the Card Office during regular business hours.
Does Topper Tender expire?
Topper does not expire and balances roll over from semester to semester.
Can I get a refund?
Topper funds may be requested upon withdrawal, transfer, or graduation from the university, or termination of employment.
Meal Plan cancelations and refunds are subject to the refund schedule for tuition set forth by the Office of Student Financial Services. Refunds apply only to unused portions. Refunds of unused meal plan balances are not available to students who leave the University at the end of a semester. Per the refund schedule, no refunds will be made after the 12th day of classes.
What can I do online?
Students and employees can log into their Topper Tender Account to perform the following actions:
- Deposit to your Topper Tender account
- Check your balance on Topper Tender and South Congress Dollars
- Review your transaction history
- Freeze your card if lost or stolen
- Unfreeze your card if found