The advantages of Student Reloadable VISA® Cards
Our Student Reloadable VISA® Cards help parents teach teens financial independence and responsibility, while keeping parents informed, involved and in control. This card is a great tool for teens to learn how to budget and spend on their own. Teens can use it for domestic and international travels, shopping in stores, online, over the phone, and by mail order. There are zero loading fees, so parents can reload it again and again at no additional cost. Plus, the card ships straight to wherever you want it. Send it to your home, or right to your child if they’re away. To learn more about how to order a card and to read more of the most commonly asked questions, visit the FAQ page.
- Reload money onto the card anytime online, 24 hours a day
- Emails and text notifications are available to help teens manage their money
- Great for monitoring and tracking spending
- Perfect for travel: no cash needed
- Teach teens to budget and use a card
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I order a Student Reloadable VISA® Card?
STEP 1. You can order a Student Reloadable VISA® Card online by clicking here.
STEP 2. On the website, click on the "Order Yours Today!" button in the banner ad. Or click on the "Order" tab at the top of the page.
STEP 3. You will be directed to the "Sign Up - Getting Started" online form page. Fill in the text boxes on each of the 5 step pages. Click "Submit" - and you're done! The card will be shipped to you at the billing address you've provided. If you choose free First Class Shipping, the card will take 5-7 business days to arrive in the mail.
There are alternative options for ordering a Student Reloadable VISA® Card. You can choose to instead order a card by calling 866.901.8090 or you can visit your nearest local AFFCU branch who will be able to assist you through this process.
Can a card be instant issued in an AFFCU branch?
No, a card cannot be instant issued in a branch.
Are there requirements I need to meet to order a card?
The card can be purchased online by members only for their children's use. The child must be at least 13 years of age, and members are required to provide their child's social security number to order the card. The first step is registering yourself, after which you can purchase card(s). Be sure to log in to your account if you choose to order more cards for additional children in the future, so they will all be linked under the same account.
How long does it take to get the card?
The card will take 5-7 business days to arrive. It will be mailed to the billing address you've provided, which can be whatever address you enter for the child. Express shipping is available for $25.00 per card.
How do I activate my Student Reloadable VISA® Card and obtain my PIN?
You can activate your card by logging into MyAccount and clicking on the Activate Card button, or by calling the customer support number listed on the back of your card. On the website, choose Change PIN to choose your PIN. Over the phone, an assigned PIN will be automatically spoken after your card is activated and you'll be given the opportunity to select a new PIN if you choose.
How does the Student Reloadable VISA® Card work?
It's a reloadable prepaid Visa® debit card, which means you can spend up to the value placed on the card anywhere Visa debit cards are accepted. You can shop in stores, online, over the phone, and by mail order. You can get cash at ATM's worldwide. Each time you make a purchase, the amount of that purchase is automatically deducted from the card.
How do I know the balance on my Student Reloadable VISA® Card?
You can check the balance at the website, by contacting your local branch, or by calling customer support at 1.866.901.8090. Since a merchant may not be able to tell how much money is on the card, keeping track of your balance is a sure way to know how much you have to spend.
Where can my Student Reloadable VISA® Card be used?
Your card can be used to make purchases at millions of Visa debit locations worldwide. It can also be used to obtain cash at ATMs worldwide.
How do I add funds to my child's card through the IVR (phone system)?
1. To reload a card on the IVR, call 866-901-8090. 2. Enter the 16 digit card number you wish to add funds to. 3. When asked if your name is on the card, choose option 2 for no. 4. Enter the last 4 digits of your social security number (not the child's). Choose option 5 (you must already have a funding account registered on the website). 5. Choose option 1 to fund from your existing funding account. Follow the prompts.
Can I purchase a Student Reloadable VISA® Card as a gift?
No, they cannot be given as a gift. You can purchase the card for you child's general purpose use.
Is there a fee when I travel to another country?
Yes, the fee is 1% of the transaction amount.
What should I do if the card is lost or stolen?
Lost/stolen cards can be reported using the phone number of 866-901-8090 or to the AFFCU Deposit Admin Department. Cards that need to be replaced due to damage, but are not lost or stolen, will need to be handled by the AFFCU Deposit Admin Department.
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