• Cougar Card  

    Your Cougar Card is both a student ID and a debit card.

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    Cougar Card

    The Cougar Card is the identification (ID) card for CBC students. Cards are free when students register, but are subject to a $10 fee for a replacement card, if lost.

    A Cougar Card offers the same privileges available in a student ID including for admission to certain events on campus, library resources, and to access certain college facilities. It also has the added convenience of being a reloadable debit card.

    The Cougar Card can be loaded with your CBC financial aid refunds, and since it’s reloadable, funds can be added as needed. The Cougar Card may be used anywhere Discover card is accepted, rest assured that this is not a credit card and your funds are safe and FDIC insured. Plus you can access your money through ATMs and Money Network checks!

    Activating your Cougar Card

    Activating the Cougar Card After the card is received, wait 24 hours and call 1-800-822-4283. (NOTE: You will receive an error message if you do not wait 24 hours prior to activation.) Students will be prompted to create a four-digit PIN number. This PIN will be used at the ATM and to access an account online.

    Use Your Cougar Card as a debit card to:    

    • Electronically receive your financial aid refund (unless opting to have your refund going to an existing account) 

    • Withdraw funds free from the ATM machines located at Beeville Campus or at any ATM in the Allpoint™Access Network  

    • Purchase items at merchants (off-campus) who accept MasterCard

    How do I receive my refund on my Cougar Card?   

    You will receive a Refund Selection Kit which will  arrive in a bright green envelope and contain your Personal Code.

    Once you have your personal code, follow these easy steps:
    1. Visit coastalbendcougarcard.com
    2. Enter your unique Personal Code
    3. Select how you'd like to receive your money
    4. Complete your profile

    If you misplaced your Personal Code or never received your green envelope, contact any of our Business Office locations. Our staff will send you an instant Personal Code to your Coastal Bend College email address.

    How do I receive my refund on my Cougar card?   

    You must log into coastalbendcougarcard.com and accept the terms and agreements for receiving funds electronically.    

    If you do not see this option when you are logged into Cougar Den, please contact the Business office at 361-354-2213 or Toll Free at 1-866-722-2838 ext. 2213.


    To ensure that we are promoting social distancing at CBC, we have developed an online photo submission process for Cougar IDs.

    To access the Cougar Card Request form, you will need to log into your Microsoft Office 365 account (UN: your CBC email address & PW: Cougar ID #). 

    Photos must meet the following requirements:

    • Size: Roughly square, less than 6MP total (NOTE: picture cropped to 300 x 300).
    • Format: jpg or jpeg.
    • The photo was taken within the last six months to reflect your current appearance.
    • The photo needs to be in color in front of a plain white or light-blue colored background.
    • Head, shoulder, and face clearly visible and facing forward — no profile shots, sunglasses, hats, or hands.
    • With a neutral facial expression and both eyes open.
    • Please dress appropriately.
    • You will be notified if your photo does not meet the requirements listed above and asks to submit another photo. 

    You can pick up your Cougar ID at the front office at any CBC Center (Alice, Kingsville or Pleasanton) or at the main campus in Beeville in the Library. When you pick up your Cougar ID at a CBC location, you will be asked to provide a a current photo ID (Example: passport, driver’s license, high school id) for verification.

    If you have any additional questions, please contact us at lrc@coastalbend.edu