Student ID (Tower) Card FAQs


How and when will I get my Eco Pass Clipper Card?

Please note, starting in Fall 2015, the current Eco Pass sticker system will transition to an Eco Pass Clipper Card. SJSU students and employees will receive a Clipper Card pre-loaded with the Eco Pass. The SJSU Tower Card ID will still be required to receive and use the Eco Pass Clipper card. For more information see Eco Pass Clipper Overview.

Where do I report a lost/stolen Tower Card?

Contact the Bursar's Office 408-924-1610.

How much does a Tower Card cost?

The first Tower Card is free, except for Open University and Special Session students. Open University and Special Session students may purchase a Tower ID Card for $5.00 only if they have paid the Student Association Fee. If your Tower Card is lost, stolen or damaged, replacement cost is $5.00. Payment for the Tower Card fee is cash only.

 Where do I get a Tower Card ?

Tower cards are available at the Cashier's Office windows 6-9 located in the Student Services Center. Present your valid State Driver's License, DMV State ID, Passport, or other government-issued photo ID, at any Tower Card Window. A plastic cardholder will be issued to hold your Tower Card. For transit information, visit Associated Students.

What are Gold Points?

Spartan Gold Points are pre-deposited dollars in your individual account, which enable you to purchase various goods and services on campus. These points are accessed with your SJSU Tower Card.

How do I get Gold Points?

You may activate your account several ways:

  • By logging on to Gold Points
  • By visiting the Spartan Shops Office
  • At the Dining Commons
  • By phoning 408-924-1885 with credit card information
  • Using the add-value stations in The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library
  • Washington Square Hall Computer Lab
  • Housing Modular Computer Lab

How do Gold Points work?

An account is set up to work like an ATM. It can be used at all registers in Spartan Shops locations and your account will be debited for the amount of the purchase automatically. Call 408-924-1885 or visit Spartan Shops for more information.

Where can I use my Gold Points?

You can use your Gold Points account to pay for purchases in:

  • Spartan Bookstore
  • All retail dining facilities
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library Café
  • Public-use printers in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library
  • Public-use copiers both in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library and across campus

You must use your Gold Points account (no cash) to pay for purchases in:

  • Public-use printers in many computer labs across Campus
  • Residential hall laundry facilities