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The CanesCard is the official identification card for Georgia Southwestern State University. Each student is required to obtain and carry an official University ID card. This identification card demonstrates an individual’s right to use University facilities and attend various University events. ID card benefits are non-transferable and each card should only be used by the individual to which it is issued.

To obtain a card or have a replacement card made please come by the card office during regular business hours. You must present a state or federal issued photo ID and you must have your GSW student ID number.

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Student Accounts

Canes Central
1st Floor


Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm


What do I need a CanesCard for?

Your CanesCard is your Student ID and is required to use:

  • Meal Plan & Flex Cash
  • Dining Dollars
  • Bookstore Purchases with Financial Aid
  • Residence Hall Access
  • Game Room & Fitness Center
  • Athletic Events
  • Library


When do I receive my CanesCard?

For new students CanesCard will be made on STORM Day in the Student Accounts Office located in Canes Central.

What if I lose my CanesCard?

If a CanesCard is lost, stolen, or destroyed, cards can be replaced for a fee paid in the Student Accounts Office.

I'm an online student. How do I receive my student ID?

If you are an online only student and will not be coming to campus, a CanesCard can be mailed to you. Please complete the online Student ID Image submission along with emailing that your Canes Card be mailed to you.

Student Refunds
Additional Resources

The CanesCard Office is committed to supporting the University's mission to cultivate excellence in learning and teaching that encourages intellectual, personal, and social growth for students, faculty, staff, and the community. In keeping with this mission, the CanesCard Office provides a medium for various campus transactions, which are essential to university operations, to be executed effectively and efficiently.

In order to provide more flexible options for receiving refunds, Georgia Southwestern State University delivers your refund with BankMobile Disbursements, a technology solution, powered by BMTX, Inc.­­ For more information about refunds through BankMobile Disbursements, visit Refund Options

All students will be asked to select a refund preference with BankMobile Disbursements. 

BankMobile Disbursements will mail information to the current address you have on file with GSW. If you’re not sure that GSW has your current mailing address, please take a moment to log into your RAIN account and view your current mailing address under the Personal Information tab. If you need to update your address information, please complete the address change form and submit it to the GSW Registrar’s Office.

CanesCards are used to access all Residence Halls providing for optimal security while living on campus.

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