UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara


The ACCESS Card is a full-color UCSB Student ID/Debit Card. It is used as proof of registration and to gain entrance into numerous student services. These include on-campus dining commons, Davidson Library, the computer lab, and the Recreation Center. It also allows free entry to athletic events and free rides on the local bus system. Students may opt to make a deposit to their card and use it as a debit card where purchases are automatically deducted from the balance in their account. ACCESS is accepted at the UCSB Bookstore, campus dining and food outlets, the UCen Post Office, A.S. Notetaking/Cashier’s, Student Health and Parking Services as well as select off-campus businesses. The ACCESS Card has a one-time processing fee of $20 and is replaced free of charge if damaged for any reason. Students may opt for a free black and white UCSB Student ID Card that has limited uses. There is a $5 replacement fee if it is damaged for any reason. Both cards have a $20 replacement fee if lost.