New AppCard website helps students, parents access multiple accounts


Joshua Farmer

Appalachian State University’s AppCard Office launched a new website,, over winter break to help students and parents monitor accounts.

Independent from its prior home on the Food Services website, the new AppCard site provides access to a wide range of resources including meal plan accounts, express accounts, library checkouts, residence hall access, recreational facilities and intercollegiate events.

“We wanted to make it easier for parents and students to access their accounts,” said Heather Brandon, a Food Services specialist and developer of the new AppCard website. “A couple of new things that we have done on the site, just to make it easier, is that we have added the ‘Deposit Now’ icon. We wanted to make it very visible, because that’s what students and parents are going there to do.”

Students can also track spending, check purchases and report a card lost or stolen on the website, Brandon said.

Sophomore anthropology major Courtney McCord said she checks her account often to keep track of everything.

“It’s easy, everything is right there for you, highlighted, it’s not like a scavenger hunt,” McCord said.

“It was easy – checking my express account, the AppCard and how money can be placed on the card,” sophomore business major Natalia Pena said.

Brandon said feedback for the site is encouraged.

“And if students have any ways to improve the site, they are urged to contact us, because it’s for students and we want to make it the best it can be,” Brandon said.

Story: NINA MASTANDREA, Intern News Reporter

Photo Illustration: BOWEN JONES, Intern Photographer