Express Account


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Making Changes to my Meal Account

  • Add Money: Add money to a Meal or Express Account by clicking on this link: Deposit Now.
  • Account Details: Students and Employees access AppCard Online from their AppalNET accounts. See AppCard Online for details.
  • Deactivate Your AppCard: Deactivate lost or stolen AppCards online through your AppalNET account. See AppCard Online for details.

Receive 10% off when you use your Faculty/Staff Express Account

Faculty and staff will now receive a 10 percent discount at Food Services dining locations when using an Express Account.

This discount is eligible for purchases made at Rivers Street Café, Sanford Commons, Park Place at the Pond, Cascades Café and more. It is not applicable to vending machine purchases or at McAlister’s and McAlister’s Select. 

All About Express Accounts

The Appalachian Express Account is an optional account that may be set up for a staff member's convenience. This account allows you to purchase goods and services on campus with your AppCard. Express Accounts cannot be used off campus and cannot be withdrawn as cash.

Two types of Express Accounts are available:

  • Faculty/Staff Charge Account: available to full-time permanent Faculty or Staff members. It acts like a credit card with balances being paid by way of simple payroll deduction.
  • Faculty/Staff Debit Account: available to all employees, including temporary employees. It works just like a debit card, and you can deposit additional funds at any time either in the AppCard Office or online.

Faculty & Staff Charge Accounts

How Do I Open a Charge Account?

You may open a Charge Express Account one of the following ways:

  • By visiting the AppCard Office during regular business hours with your completed registration form.
  • By returning your completed registration form via campus mail or fax (828-262-6144).

Click here for the Faculty/Staff Express Charge Account registration form (PDF, 350 KB).

How Does it Work?

  • The charge limit per cycle is $675.00. The month typically runs from the 10th of one month to the 10th of the next month.
  • Every time you make a purchase with your AppCard the total is added to your balance. Registers will display the remaining charge limit minus your purchase.
  • Every month the purchases are totaled and deducted from your check.
  • There is no service charge to open a Faculty/Staff Express Account.

Faculty & Staff Debit Accounts

How Do I Open a Debit Account?

You may open a Debit Express Account the following way:

  • By visiting or calling the AppCard Office (828-262-6141) during regular business hours
  • We accept credit cards (Discover, MasterCard or Visa), checks and cash for deposits. Credit cards only for phone deposits.

How Does it Work?

  • It works just like a debit card with purchases being deducted from your balance.
  • Each time you use your Express Debit Account, registers will display your remaining balance.
  • You can deposit additional funds at any time either in the AppCard Office or online.
  • There is no service charge to open a Faculty/Staff Express Account.

Employees are able to monitor account usage and check daily spending through AppCard Online.

Where Can I Use It?

Use Express Account funds at a variety of on-campus locations. Express Accounts cannot be used off campus. (The 10% discount only includes Food Services)

  • All Food Services locations *10% discount with some exclusions
  • Athletics Ticket Office
  • Belk Library & Information Commons for copies
  • Computer labs for printing
  • Concessions at home football games and the Holmes Convocation Center
  • Crossroads Coffee House & The Wired Scholar Cafe
  • Educational Media Services for supplies, duplication services and more
  • Mountaineer Printing for print jobs and orders
  • Outdoor Programs for equipment rental
  • Parking Deck (Rivers Street) for fees
  • Post Office for postage or stamps
  • Student Union for ticket sales
  • The Markets (campus convenience stores)
  • The University Bookstore
  • University Recreation for class fees
  • Vending Machines

Do I Need an Express Account?

While you can also use cash, Discover, MasterCard or Visa at most of the places where the Express Account is accepted, there are a few exceptions:

  • Need to print or make copies at the library? You must either use and Express Account or purchase a print card directly from the library.
  • Vending machines accept cash or AppCards with Express Accounts.

Having an Express Account eliminates the need to carry cash or other credit cards for on-campus purchases.

 What if My AppCard is Lost or Damaged?

Click here for information on Replacement AppCards.


Deactivate Your Lost or Stolen AppCard

The person to whom the AppCard is issued is responsible for its use, including any misuse. If your card is lost or stolen, you will be held responsible until it is reported lost or stolen.

Your AppCard is the ONLY access to your Meal and/or Express Account. If you lose your card, report it to the AppCard Office (828-262-6141), so it can be invalidated. After 5:00 pm and on weekends, report lost AppCards to University Police or online through your AppalNET account. See AppCard Online for details.