Hawkeye Dollars are funds – available to you from your room contract – that may be used at the laundry services, for purchases at select vending machines in the residence halls, as well as for purchases at most campus food service locations, including Convenience (“C”) Stores (Burge, Hillcrest, Mayflower and IMU). Hawkeye Dollars may not be used at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics or at Wild Bill’s Café.
Students may purchase additional Hawkeye Dollars using the account management centers (small black box/machines) located in Burge, Hillcrest, and Mayflower Hall lobbies, in the Parklawn laundry room and the University Apartments office. Students simply take cash in any increments to these account management centers and deposit it in the machine. This is not something that can be "charged to their account". It is a prepayment for the use on campus, much like a declining balance debit card. The machine will prompt students through the process. Students will need their University ID card as the money will be added directly to their ID card. Please note that the machines do not give change, so whatever amount of cash the student deposits is what will go into the account. Hawkeye Dollars carry over as long as the student remains at the University of Iowa.
Hawkeye Dollars will expire upon termination of the cardholder's active affiliation with the University of Iowa as a current student, faculty, or staff member, or upon twelve (12) months of inactivity in the account, whichever comes first. The contract holder may apply for a refund of unused Hawkeye Dollars when their affiliation with the University of Iowa ends. Refunds will carry a $20 refund processing fee that will be deducted from the balance.
How to Check your Balance and Purchase Hawkeye Dollars
Students can check their Hawkeye Dollars balance and add additional funds at any card management kiosk on campus or online.
(For student use only, Hawk ID verification required)
How to Purchase Hawkeye Dollars for a Student
If you would like to purchase Hawkeye Dollars for a student you can do so here. Anyone can purchase Hawk Dollars for a student, but you must have the student Hawk ID.