What are Domer Dollars?
Domer Dollars are convenient electronic funds that are remotely programmed to your University of Notre Dame campus ID card (typically within 20 minutes of purchase).
Domer Dollars provide campus ID card-holders the power to make purchases at many on-campus businesses and select off-campus merchants without the need to carry cash or credit cards. Campus vending and laundry also accept Domer Dollars and unlike a credit card, there are no deposit fees, no mounting debts with Domer Dollars, no interest charged, and no monthly bill – just a record of the debits made from your already deposited funds.
University Departments may add Domer Dollars by FOAPAL by contacting the Campus Card Office with the ndID of the person(s) receiving them. Please note that such deposits may be considered a taxable benefit according to IRS Regulations and are submitted to the University's Tax Office for review and reporting. Domer Dollars cannot be charged to a Research and/or Restricted Account.
Deposits can be made electronically with a credit or debit card (minimum $5.00) by clicking on the "Add Domer Dollars" link to the left, or in person at the Campus Card Office (423 Grace Hall).
How are Domer Dollars different from Flex Points?
Flex Points are an extension of the on-campus dining board plan and are accepted only in select on-campus retail food service establishments (excluding Legends, Rohr's and Sorin's). During the academic year, any remaining balance of Flex Points purchased during Fall Semester carries over to Spring Semester. At the end of the Spring Semester, and all Flex Point remaining balances expire and are not refunded. Flex Points purchased during the summer (called Summer Flex Points) are for use only in select on-campus retail food service locations and only during a specified summer date range. Flex Points may not be purchased by credit card.
Domer Dollars are much more versatile than Flex Points, with broader acceptance in more locations, both on and off campus. Additionally, Domer Dollars never expire as Flex Points do each year. Your Domer Dollar balance will carry over from year to year until you you separate from the university. Once you leave, any remaining balance of $25 or more will be refunded through an automated process. You may use Domer Dollars to make purchases at many select off-campus merchants in addition to the on-campus businesses, including both food and non-food related entities. (Certain items that are deemed not in accordance with a healthy community and Church teaching may not be purchased with Domer Dollars). Domer Dollars may be purchased by credit/debit card (details above).