Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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The Sweet Briar Card is the official identification card of Sweet Briar College. It is issued to all members of the College Community and is required for identification and access to essential campus services. It also offers a convenient account for making purchases on and around campus. All students, faculty, and staff at Sweet Briar College are currently eligible to receive a Sweet Briar Card.
New and Transfer Students should have received their Sweet Briar Card during orientation.
Green Village residents should have received their new Card during move in.
Returning Students, Faculty & Staff, should have picked up their Card at Campus Safety between the hours of 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Mon. – Fri.
Immediately visit the Department of Safety, located lower level in Fletcher, or call 434 381 6144 so that your Sweet Briar Card can be deactivated. A $20 fee will be charged to replace your card.
You can also suspend your Sweet Briar Card by logging into your account at the Cardholder Account Center.
SweetCash is a cashless, prepaid spending account on your Sweet Briar Card that is accepted around the Sweet Briar College campus. You must add value to your account before using SweetCash to make purchases. You must have sufficient value available in your SweetCash account to pay for each transaction. Each time you use your SweetCash account, the amount of the transaction will be deducted from your account. You may not spend more value than you have. Unused balances roll over semester to semester and year to year.
Your 16-digit SweetCash number is located on the front of your Sweet Briar Card below your SBC ID number.
Your SBC ID # is located on the front of your Sweet Briar Card. Your SBC ID # is a not your social security number, it is a unique number that is 5-8 digits in length.
The bar code on the back of your Sweet Briar Card enables you to check out materials from the Cochran Library. Currently, SweetCash can be used to pay library fines and/or to make copies.
Both accounts are accessed by your Sweet Briar Card.
All residential students are required to participate in the standard 19 meal per week board plan which includes an Extended Dining Option that allows 3 purchases per week at the Houston Bistro and the remaining to be used in Student Commons. Students living in the Green Village are required to participate in the standard 10 meal per week board plan. In addition to the standard board plan, students may opt to purchase the Board PLUS Plan which allows for additional purchases at the Houston Bistro. Each time you access a campus dining facility - Prothro Dining or the Houston Bistro depending on your plan - a meal is deducted from your weekly balance.
SweetCash is a prepaid spending account that is accepted at all dining locations on campus, The Book Shop, laundry facilities and vending machines. It is designed to eliminate the need to carry cash or other cards around campus. SweetCash is also welcomed at two local CVS Pharmacy locations. You or your parents must add value to SweetCash before using it for purchases. Value in SweetCash rolls over from semester to semester and from year to year.
Funds transferred by debit/credit card and cash are available instantly. Check deposits are available on the business day received. If a check is returned to us by your financial institution for insufficient funds, the deposit will be reversed from your SweetCash account and a Returned Payment/Check fee will be assessed. If the Returned Payment/Check fee creates a negative balance in your account, you will be contacted to make another payment to the account.
At retail locations, SweetCash works much like a debit or credit card. Just present your Sweet Briar Card for payment to the attendant at the register. Your card will be swiped in a terminal and the transaction authorized. You will need to sign a printed receipt of the approved transaction. At laundry facilities and vending machines, simply insert your card in the terminal.
SweetCash can be used at all dining locations on campus, The Book Shop, laundry facilities, and vending machines. It is also welcomed at two local CVS Pharmacy locations. These can be identified by the “Welcomed” sticker featuring the SweetCash logo. Click here for a complete list of accepting locations.
Cardholder suggestions are welcome and encouraged. Recommendations can be sent via e-mail to our recruitment department. Please include the name of the location and why you would like to see them join the program.
Yes, it is secured via 128 Bit SSL Encryption so you can manage your account with confidence.
All machines are $2.00 per cycle.
When resident students use their Sweet Briar Card in laundry rooms, $2.00 for each transaction (washers and dryers) is deducted from your “Free Laundry” account. If you have exceeded your Free Laundry credits for the semester, the system will then deduct the $2.00 from your SweetCash account.
For non-residents, when you swipe your Sweet Briar Card, $2.00 for each transaction (washers and dryers) is deducted from your SweetCash account.
If you swipe
Sweet Briar Card and never select a machine, you will not be charged.
You may request a refund of your SweetCash Account when you graduate, withdraw, or leave Sweet Briar College. Proof of withdrawal or dismissal is required. Refund requests must be submitted to the College's card program service provider in writing to:
Sweet Briar Card Service Center
PO Box 1305
Doylestown, PA 18901-0117
or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see Section 20: Account Refunds of the SweetCash Account in the Terms & Conditions for further details.