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Fee Payment Information and Carolina Cash
Deposits made to Carolina Cash thru Fee Payment will NOT be available for expenditure until 10 days prior to the first day of classes.
  • Carolina Cash will load to your CarolinaCard 10 days prior to the first day of class


Russell House Bookstore
Your Official University Bookstore at the Russell House is now price matching online competitors. If you find a lower price on your textbook within 7 days of purchase from the bookstore, they'll refund you the difference!
Amaxon, Chegg & BN.com are eligible for price match. Online marketplaces like "other Sellers" on Amazon and BN.com Marketplace, as well as peer-to-peer pricing, are not eligible.

Carolina Dining now has 3 All You Care to Eat locations:
- HoneyComb Cafe located in Honors
- Gibbes Court located in Capstone
- Bates Diner located in Bates

NOTE: Meal Plans, Meal Plan Dollars and Declining Balance plans do NOT carry over from one semester to another.

Meal Plans
* August 26th, 2016 at 5:00 PM is the deadline for downgrades!
** First Year students (non-transfers) entering the University and living in University Housing are required to purchase a minimum ten (10) meal plan for two semesters. Higher meal plan participation may be required for certain Residence Halls. First year students do have the option of a higher meal plan.

Meal Plans, Meal Plan Dollars and Declining Balance plans do NOT carry over from one semester to another.

Meal Plan Dollars with the Meal Plan
*** Meal Plan Dollars can only be used at On Campus Dining Locations.

Purchasing a Meal Plan
Call 803.777.1708 or come by the CarolinaCard office, Russell House to purchase a meal plan.

Meal Plan Changes

August 26th, 2016 at 5:00 PM is the deadline
for downgrades on  your meal plan. Freshman living on campus cannot cancel their meal plan. Fill out this form for any changes. 

 New Budget Information

 Based on recent system statistics and CAROLINA CA$H usage, below is the new student semester average.



Russell House Bookstore Miscellaneous


Campus Printing and Post Office 

$  65

Prescriptions and Health Fees

$  35

Drink Snack Machines, Athletic concessions

$  60


$  45


$  60

Misc. food purchases at campus Dining locations (above Meal Plan)

$  50

Strom/Blatt Equipment Rental

$ 30

Off Campus (ie Grocery Stores, CVS)

$ 100

Recommended Amount for Deposit to Carolina Ca$h

$ 570

Approximate amount for books at Russell House Bookstore

$ 425

Recommended Amount for Deposit to Carolina Ca$h with Books


CAROLINA CA$H rolls from semester to semester. When you graduate, you will receive a refund for your balance.

CarolinaCard Off Campus Merchants
The following merchants now accept CAROLINA CA$H as payment!

  • Barberitos - 650 Lincoln St #200
  • Bikram Yoga - 4715 Forest Dr
  • Bi-Lo - 300 Knox Abbott Drive in Cayce
  • Bi-Lo - 4464 Devine Street
  • Black Bean Co - 701 Gervais St in the Vista
  • California Dreaming - 401 Main St
  • Cock Pit Barbeque - 905 Bluff Rd
  • CVS 900 Assembly St
  • Domino's - 1124 Devine St
  • Donn's on Harden, Salon & Day Spa - 535 Harden St
  • Fancy That Bistro - 1212 Hampton St
  • Firehouse Subs - 633 Main St
  • Good life Cafe - 1614a Main St
  • Grilled Teriyaki - 748 Harden St in Five Points
  • Harper's - 700 Harden St in Five Points
  • IHOP - 1031 Assembly St
  • Jittery Joe's - 650 Lincoln St
  • Marco's Pizza - 3801 Rosewood Dr
  • Marble Slab - 1001 Gervais St in the Vista
  • Masala On Main - 1604 Main St
  • Moe's - 2130 N Beltline Blvd
  • Moe's - 4601 Devine St
  • Moe's - 625 Main St
  • Ole Timey Meat Market - 3718 Rosewood Dr
  • Palmetto Pig
  • Papa Johns - 136 South Assembly St
  • Paul Mitchell the School Hair Haircuts - 700 Gervais St
  • PDQ - 4456 Devine St
  • Rio's Pizza and Bagel - 707 Harden St in Five Points
  • Rita's - 800 Lady St in the Vista
  • Scooopy Doo Gelato - 725 Saluda St in Five Points
  • Salsarita's Fresh Cantina - 2006 Devine St in Five Points
  • Smashburger - 4601 Devine St
  • Subway - 100 Assembly St
  • Subway - 830 Assembly St
  • Tea pot Chinese - 829 Knox Abbott Dr Cayce
  • TCBY - 916 Gervais St in the Vista
  • Tripp's Fine Cleaners - 830 Harden St in Five Points
  • Uncle Maddio's Pizza - 601 Main St
  • Which Wich - 928 Main St
  • Yoga Masala - 711 Bluff Rd
  • Yoghut - 601 Main St

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