Merced Blue Card
As you apply for financial aid at Merced College, you
will be issued a Merced Blue Card, which will be used as the key
for unlocking your refund preference. DO NOT throw away the
Merced Blue Card when you receive it in the mail. You will need
the 16-digit number on the card to log on to
to choose your refund preference:
- Activate the Merced Blue Card to directly deposit your financial
aid funds to the card;
- Direct deposit your financial aid funds to an account of your choice; OR
- Select to receive your funds on a paper check mailed to your
residence from Higher One.
If you elect to receive your financial aid refund on your Merced
click here to find out how your OneAccount
can be used for free.
If you have not chosen a disbursement preference by the refund
date, your financial aid refund will be delayed.
accordance with Federal Refunds & Repayment Regulations, if you
withdraw from your classes after receiving your financial aid
funds, you may be required to repay all or a portion of the
financial aid you received. Please check with the Financial Aid
Office prior to withdrawing from classes.
Where is my Merced Blue
You can check the status of your card by going to
www.Merced Blue Card.com and select the “Where’s my card,” or by
clicking on the following link:
where’s my card.
What if I moved?
Whenever you move you must always update your address with
Admissions and Record in the Lesher Student Services Center. To verify what address your card was mailed to,
please click on the following link;
where’s my card. If your card was indeed mailed to the wrong
address you will have two options to get your Merced Blue Card:
- The fastest and easiest way would be to obtain your
mail from your previous address if possible.
- You must request a new card through Financial Aid
(this process can take up to 2 week)
How do I get my Merced Blue
Merced Community College District students will receive
a Merced Blue Card from Higher One in the mail at their primary
address on file with Merced College.
is the One Account?
What is a refund?
- Free Internet banking features
- The ability
to make purchases anywhere Debit Master Card is accepted.
Process purchase as a credit to avoid fees - "Swipe and Sign".
- You may also withdraw cash with
no fees at Higher One ATMs located on campus
(MSEFCU in the Student Services building at the
entrance to Campus Dining) and other
is new terminology for disbursement.
[Back to FAQs]
are my refund options for receiving Financial Aid?
What are the advantages
of having my refunds (disbursements) deposited to my One
- Depositing your refund to the One Account and selecting
an Easy Refund is the quickest way to gain access to your
Financial Aid funds.
- The Merced Blue Card is NOT A CREDIT CARD.
However, you can use it for purchases at all participating
merchants that accept Debit Master Card, get cash at ATMs, pay
bills and more. It is recommended to make purchases as credit -
"Swipe and Sign," to avoid fees.
- Parents and friends can easily
send you money online with a simple email and a linked bank
What if I already have direct
deposit set up with my bank?
You may continue to use your
current bank to receive your refunds. However, after you
activate your card, select your preference as ACH and provide
your current bank information.