What Are Hawkeye Dollars?

Hawkeye Dollars are funds available to you with your room contract that may be used at all campus dining locations, laundry services, and at some vending machines in the residence halls. You will see $100 Hawkeye Dollars added to your account at the beginning of each semester you live in the residence halls.

Check Balance and Purchase Dollars

You can also purchase additional Hawkeye Dollars and check your balance online and at filling stations located in Burge, Hillcrest, and Mayflower.

Hawkeye Dollars will expire upon termination of the card holder'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 processing fee that will be deducted from the balance.

Purchase Hawkeye Dollars for a Student

If you would like to purchase Hawkeye Dollars for a student you can do so online. Anyone can purchase Hawk Dollars for a student, but you must have your student's HawkID. 

Unused Hawkeye Dollars Refund Request

To request a refund on un-used Hawkeye Dollars, please carefully read the refund policy below. 

Refund Policy: Requests for refunds of balances remaining in an student's Hawkeye Dollars account will only be granted when the student's affiliation with the University of Iowa ends, due to graduation, withdrawal from the University, or termination of employment.  Requests for refunds must be received within ninety (90) days of graduation, withdrawal, or termination.  Any funds left in the account longer than ninety (90) days are forfeited and become the property of the university.

To request a refund, please fill out a form below.

PDF iconHawkeye Dollar Refund Request Form (2017-2018)