Yard Card Services

The Yard Card Program Is Ending

The Naval Academy Business Services Division (NABSD) began a Yard Card Campus Card Program 10 years ago.  The intent was to bring an easy to use campus card solution for midshipmen.  Over time, the cost of maintaining the system has increased and negatively impacted the funds we provide the Midshipmen Welfare Fund each year.

For this reasons, NABSD has decided to phase out the Yard Card Campus Card Program at the end of the 2019 academic year.  Accordingly, card holders are requested to use the available money on their cards by 31 May 2019.  You can check your balance using your online account or by using any of the two PHIL machines (4th & 5th Wings).    Please visit our Main Cash Office (by Navy Federal Credit Union in the Midstore Lot) if you need a replacement card.  This office is open M-F from 8am to 2pm.    Download YC Close Out Form

You can use your Yard Card in the Midshipman Store, 5th Wing Service Mall and vending machines on the yard.  

Remember that 100% of our proceeds are returned back to the Brigade.   Thank you in advance for your support.

Questions on the Yard Card Campus Card Program may be directed to yardcard@usna.edu or call 410-293-0414.


FAQ about Yard Card Campus Card Program

Will the Class of 2022 get a Yard Card (YC)?

NABSD will not be issuing YCs to the Plebe class.  Special consideration will be given to any Plebe who desires a YC.  The NABSD Main Cash Office will assist with the issue.

How will I pay to use the self-serve laundry?

Your YC will be honored until the machines are refitted with a credit card reader.  NABSD anticipates the conversion to credit cards to be in place by the end of the academic year.  Look for signage with updates.

Will there be an enrichment bonus this year?

There will not be an enrichment bonus this year.

How do I know how much money is available on my YC?

You can check your balance online at www.usnabsd.com/naval-academy-midshipmen-services/yard-card-services; call 410-293-0414; or stop by the NABSD Main Cash Office to check your balance.

Where can I spend the money on my YC?

All retail outlets on the Yard, such as the Midshipmen Store, will continue to honor your YC until 31 May 2019.  Your YC can be used at vending machines and laundry machines until the conversion to credit cards is in place.

I’ve lost my YC. Can I get a replacement?

Yes, you can get a replacement YC at the NABSD Main Cash Office.

What is the last day to spend the money on my YC?

31 May 2019 will be the last day to use your YC.

How can I get the money off of my YC if I do not want to spend it?

The NABSD Main Cash Office will provide you a form to fill out to request a refund.  Download YC Close Out Form

How long will it take to get my refund?

A check will typically be issued within a month; however heavy demand towards the end of the academic year could impact the timing of the refund.

Yard Card Program Background

Yard Card Acount Manager

Click this image to make an Online Deposit, to Self-Register (cardholders only) or Manage your Yard Card Account. Parents need your Midshipman’s Alpha and do not need to Self-Register.

The Yard Card serves as a reloadable debit/gift card that works like cash to be used for purchases at participating locations throughout the Naval Academy Yard including retail store locations, coffee bar and dining locations, Bancroft Hall vending machines, textbooks, and more!

Once funded, the Yard Card works as a flexible spending account that can be used for purchases – without needing a credit card or cash.

You may add funds to your account safely and securely online by visiting the Yard Card Online Account Manager.  You can add funds at any time for any amount. You can also add funds to your Yard Card at the Cash Office, located next to the Navy Federal Credit Union and at the Yard Card PHiL machines on the basement levels of the 4th, 5th and 7th Wings of Bancroft Hall.  Once funded, the account balance will decline with each purchase you make.

With the Yard Card, there is no credit card interest or charges, no chance of overdrawing the account, and no need to carry cash around the Yard.

100% for the Brigade

Most importantly, proceeds from the above activities are returned to the Brigade of Midshipmen in the form of funding for the Midshipmen Welfare Fund!


How do Cardholders Self-Register to use the Yard Card Account Manager?

How do I Make a Deposit to My Midshipman’s Yard Card?

Parents Information

Can Midshipmen view their MidCard Account Information?

What do I do if I lose my Yard Card?

What are the Terms and Conditions of using the Yard Card?

Is the Yard Card Acount Manager a secure site? Why doesn’t it show “https://” in the address?