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Q: How do I put PC Cash on my card?
A: A. There are three methods for adding money to your PC Card: 1. Deposits can be made online with a valid credit card (Discover, Visa, or Master Card) using the PC Card Online Card Office. 2. There are four cash-to-card machines on campus (Accinno Hall, Davis Lounge, Phillips Library and Slavin Center). Insert your card in the card slot. Insert your bills into the bill acceptor. The cash will be credited to your account instantly. 3. The PC Card Office in 401 Harkins Hall accepts deposits using cash or check.
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Q: What is a PC Card?
A: Your PC Card is your Providence College identification card and much more. Your PC Card is also your meal card, library card, a means of tracking class attendance, provides access to your residence hall, as well as a safe and convenient way to make purchases on and off-campus.
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Q: Where do I go if I have questions about my PC Card?
A: The PC Card Office is located in room 401 in Harkins Hall. Business hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 to 4:30.
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Q: What if my card is lost or stolen?
A: You should suspend your card using the online card office 24/7 which will help prevent unwanted use of your card. Then come to the PC Card Office in room 401 of Harkins Hall and we will issue you a new card. There will be a $20.00 fee for the replaced card, and your lost or stolen card will become invalid.
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Q: What if I left my card at home?
A: Come to the PC Card Office and we will issue you a temporary card. Temporary cards are good for up to five days and there is a $3.00 fee for the temporary card. Your original card will become invalid until you return the temporary card.
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Q: What if my card is bent, broken, or demagnetized?
A: Come to the PC Card Office and we will reprint you a card. You must have your old card with you. There will be a $5.00 fee for the damaged card. If you don't have your old card it will be considered lost and the fee is $20.
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Q: Can I have more than one ID card?
A: No. For security reasons, we cannot allow you to have more than one card. Someone could use your ID to use the services unlawfully.
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Q: What privileges come with my PC Card?
A: Your PC Card allows you to check out books and use the copy machines in the library. It also allows you to make purchases at the Providence College Bookstore, Coke and snack machines, the Friar Buyer Convenience Store, Ruane Café, Schneider Arena Concessions and participating off-campus locations. If you have a meal plan your PC Card is your access to food service at both Raymond and Alumni dining halls. If you live in a residence hall it provides you access to your building. Your PC Card also allows you to ride any Rhode Island Public Transportation buses. It also grants you access to the Concannon Fitness Center.
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Q: Why doesn't my card work?
A: It could be because your card is bent, the magnetic strip is scratched or the magnetic stripe has been demagnetized. Bring it by the PC Card Office and we will diagnose the problem for you.
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Q: What is the difference between PC Cash and Friar Bucks?
A: Friar Bucks are tied to your meal plan and can only be spent in the Alumni Hall Food Court, Friar Buyer Convenience Store in Davis lounge, Ruane Cafe and Schneider Concessions. Friar Bucks carryover from the fall semester to the spring semester as long as the students keeps his/her meal plan. At the end of the spring semester, any unused Friar Bucks will be forfeited .

Your PC Cash can be used in The Providence College Bookstore, Dunkin Donuts, vending machines, copy machines in the library, the Friar Buyer Convenience Store, Ruane Cafe, Schneider Concessions, McPhail's and the Athletic Ticket Office. PC Cash can also be used at participating off campus locations which currently include 7-Eleven, Big Tony's, Chipotle, CVS, Dominoes Pizza, Fire + Ice, Golden Crust Pizza, Milano's Pizzeria, and Wings Over Providence.

PC Cash carries over from semester to semester until graduation. Any PC Cash balances under $25 will not be refunded and will be used as an administration fee. Account balances greater than $25 will be applied to any outstanding balance may have with the college. Any remaining balance will be returned to the student in a check.
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Q: Where can I use PC Cash?
A: Your PC Cash can be used in The Providence College Bookstore, Dunkin Donuts, vending machines, copy machines in the library, the Friar Buyer Convenience Store, McPhail's and the Athletic Ticket Office. PC Cash can also be used at participating off campus locations which currently include CVS, Golden Crust Pizza, 7-Eleven, Wings Over Providence, Big Tony's, Milano's Pizzeria and Domino's Pizza. The amount used at each of these locations will be debited from your card after each use.
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