Types of Accounts
Money put on your card in Panther Dollars are used to supplement the Dining Dollars Account and the Print/Copy account.
Uses for Panther Dollars
- Vending machines
- Many other on campus purchases
Note: Deposits made in the Panther Dollars Account carry over each semester.
After 120 days of inactivity, unused funds will be removed from your account. Deposits are refundable, upon WRITTEN request, less a $25 processing fee. You are encouraged to use all monies deposited before you graduate.
Dining Dollars (students only)
Ideal for non-residential students not on a meal plan. This is a declining balance and sales-tax exempt account.
Uses for Dining Dollars
- TC3 Eatery
- Fireside Café
You can deposit money to the Dining Dollars at the Automated Deposit Machine (accepts cash only), online, or through the TC3 Card office.
Money placed into this account is NON-REFUNDABLE and EXPIRES at the end of the spring semester. You are encouraged to use all money deposited before the end of spring semester.
Use your TC3 Card to access your meal plan. But, you must sign up for meal plans at the Enrollment Services Center in room 101. The meal plan consists of two parts: a weekly meal allowance to be used in the TC3 Eatery only and "flex" dollars that can supplement the meal allowance in both the TC3 Eatery or the Fireside Café.
Note: Flexible dollars can ONLY be used in the TC3 Eatery or the Fireside Café.
Employee Dining Account (staff/faculty only)
This is a declining balance account. Money placed in this account is taxable. This account is only to be used in the TC3 Eatery or Fireside Café.
The appropriate cash value will be placed on this account at the beginning of each semester. The cash value is based on the credits being taken during the semester. The minimum value is $1.20 (1 credit hour) and the maximum value is $14.40 (12 credit hours). The cash value is not refundable or transferable and expires at the end of each semester.
Discount Bus Passes
TC3 Card Bus Pass Options
Both Tompkins County Area Transportation Authority (TCAT) and Cortland Transit service the Tompkins Cortland Community College campus. Each Bus service offers discounts to students on semester long bus passes. The discounted passes are semester long and for students only. The semester passes run from the Monday before classes start through the Monday after finals weeks.
The TCAT bus schedule has service for Tompkins Cortland students until late evening weeknights, and service directly to the residence halls on the weekends. A partnership between the College and TCAT also means you can use your TC3 Card with TCAT.
The student cost for the TCAT Unlimited Pass for all bus routes:
Fall or Spring - $110
Summer - $85
Note: Plan ahead. It can take up to three business days for your card to activate.
The traditional TCAT monthly passes are also available through the TC3 Card office for $45 per month for students, faculty, staff, and community members. Please note this pass is NOT activated through your TC3 Card and is a SEPARATE card for use on the buses, and is not part of the subsidized pass program.
TCAT passes are sold in the TC3 Card Office or on-line. You may pay with Panther Dollars, cash, check, credit card, or financial aid. Students must pay in advance and there are no refunds given on bus pass purchases.
Cortland Transit also services the Tompkins Cortland Community College campus. Semester passes are available through the TC3 Card Office. The student cost is $120 for the Fall or Spring semester. Cortland transit passes are not activated through your TC3 card and you must visit the Card Office to obtain your pass for Cortland Transit. No single or multiple ride passes are available for Cortland Transit through the Card Office.
Cortland Transit passes are sold in the TC3 Card Office only. You may pay with Panther Dollars, cash, check, credit card, or financial aid. Students must pay in advance and there are no refunds given on bus purchases.
To purchase a pass
Financial aid may be used to purchase a bus pass. This is possible with a completed financial aid application and a credit balance on the account. Visit either the Card Office or Financial Aid (both offices are located in Rm 101) to complete a short bus pass application. Students may receive the bus pass the same day.
For online purchase of the TCAT semester pass go to the TC3 Card main page and select "Access your account" (or from myTC3 select TC3 Card) and follow the login process. Deposit the money to your Panther Dollars account and then click on purchase service to buy a pass.
It can take up to three days for the pass to activate, so students will have to pay regular fare to board the bus until the card is active.