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What is a Texan Card?

The Texan Card is the name of the university’s identification card issued to students, faculty, staff, and others. It is a photo ID with a magnetic stripe, and is used for a variety of things, such as building access, entry into on-campus events, and Texan Bucks, a stored-value debit system for use on and off-campus.

How do I obtain my Texan Card?

Come to room 158 of the Tarleton Center on the main campus and be ready to smile. The first card is free! A government issued photo id must be presented to obtain your Texan Card.  These include driver's license, passport, military ID or state issued ID card.  Replacements for lost, stolen or damaged cards can be purchased for $10.00. Please come to the Texan Card Office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Your new Texan Card will automatically void the previous card.

Fort Worth, Waco and Midlothian campuses

Photos for Texan Cards can also be taken at our campuses in Fort Worth, Waco and Midlothian.  Texan Cards will be printed and returned to the campus for pickup.

For additional information:

  • Fort Worth:  (817) 717-3311
  • Waco:  (254) 299-8322
  • Midlothian:  (972) 775-7249

What do I use my Texan Card for?

Your Texan Card gives you access to many Tarleton events and facilities. It is your admission to the Recreational Sports facility and to athletic and fine arts events. You must present your card to receive services at the Wellness Center. If you live on campus, you will use your Texan Card to access your residence hall and your meal plan.

What is the Texan Bucks program?

Texan Bucks is a prepaid, stored-value account that’s part of your Texan Card. It is the convenient, cashless way to pay for purchases both on and off campus. The campus area’s most popular businesses accept Texan Bucks. Funds in your account at the end of a term will automatically carry forward to the next term. Cash withdrawals are not allowed.

Closing Texan Bucks account

If you wish to close your account, you must submit a written request. Refunds are made by check and subject to a $15.00 withdrawal fee. Accounts dormant for a period of three (3) years will be remitted to the state. Written requests can be sent to or Box T-0910, Stephenville TX 76402.

How do I make a Texan Bucks deposit?

  • You can make a deposit online using a credit (MasterCard\Visa\Discover) or debit card.
  • You can come into the office with cash, check, credit (MasterCard\Visa\Discover) or debit card.
  • You can also deposit cash at our deposit stations in the Thompson Student Center (in the Post Office) and the Library Copy Center.

Where can I use Texan Bucks?

See Places that Accept.

Do I get a new card every year?

Your Texan Card will be active as long as you are a student at Tarleton. If your card is damaged and/or no longer working and is more than one year old, you can bring it in for a free replacement. If you do not bring the current card into the office, a replacement will be treated as a lost card and the $10.00 replacement fee will apply.