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Deposit Funds

Besides being your official identification and access card on campus, your OneCard can serve as a convenient tool to allow you to access many paid services on campus.

How paying with your OneCard works

OneCards use declining balance technology similar to a debit card, but without the fees. You can load funds directly onto your card, and when you use it for paid services, the amount is deducted from your balance when you swipe.

Learn about what kind of products and services you can pay for using your Faculty and Staff OneCard.

Benefits of loading funds onto your OneCard

  • no need to carry cash, just load funds onto your card and swipe
  • easy and convenient
  • no fees
  • transactions can be easily tracked by the cardholder
  • if your card is lost or stolen, your OneCard can be deactivated to protect the funds remaining on the card
  • if you leave the university, you can apply for a refund*
  • use it at campus food outlets**

*Please visit Refunds to view eligibility

**Alcohol purchases cannot be made on OneCards

Option 1: In person at the OneCard Office

To deposit funds onto your OneCard, you can visit the OneCard Office during regular business hours.

Accepted payment methods

Cash, Visa Debit, Visa, Mastercard and American Express

Option 2: In person at campus PHIL machines

You can deposit money to your OneCard, check your balance or buy a cash card at PHIL machines located across the campus. Follow the screen prompts on the display.

Accepted payment method

PHIL machines accept $5, $10 or $20 Canadian bills only and does not provide change.

PHIL machine locations

To locate a PHIL machine, please visit the TMU campus map.

Watch the PHIL machine tutorial.


If you have any questions about how to deposit funds, please contact the OneCard office.