Student Debit Account and ID

Every student at The Hill is issued a card that is their school ID, allows access to the dormitories, and is linked to their school debit account. Once parents have deposited funds into their student’s debit account, the card can be used for purchases in the Campus Store, the Grille, and for cash withdrawals. Students are able to obtain their account balance at the point of each card transaction.

Where Can the Debit Card be Used?

1. Campus Store: Academic supplies, personal care items, snack items, and Hill apparel.

2. The Grille:  Food and drink purchases (snack bar in the Student Center)

3. Business Office:  Cash withdrawals and debit card deposits

4. The RamShack:  Food and drink purchases (snack bar at Far Fields)

What Happens if My Child Loses His or Her Card?

Cards will be replaced at the Security Office (Mr. Conrad) with the following fee schedule:
First replacement: Free
Second replacement: $10
Third (and subsequent) replacements: $25
These cards should be kept in a safe place over the summer, as new cards are not issued at the beginning of the new school year.

Will Purchases in the Campus Store/Grille be Billed?

No. Student purchases must either be made with the debit account card or with cash. Students will receive a transaction slip with each purchase or withdrawal; parents can view past statements and current activity on MyBackpack.

What if a Card Runs Out of Funds?

Purchases and cash withdrawals with the card will not be permitted unless there is a sufficient balance.

How Are Funds Deposited to the Debit Account?

1.  Payments may be made online via MyBackpack.  Funds will be posted and available the following business day.  

2.  A parent/student may take cash or check (payable to "The Hill School") to the Business Office. All deposit received before noon will be available that day; funds received after noon will be available the following day. 

3.  Mail a check (payable to "The Hill School"), along with the debit account card deposit form to The Hill School, Attn: Darlene Bainbridge, 860 Beech Street, Pottstown, PA 19464. Mail received in the Business Office before noon will be available that day; funds received after noon will be available the following day. 

4.  International families without a U.S. bank account may make deposits via Flywire ( and then select “Student Debit Card” from the drop down menu for the payment type. Funds are posted the day they are received into our bank from Flywire.

Questions? Please contact:
Replacement Cards: 610-705-1010
Purchase Questions/Campus Store: 610-705-1291
Account Balance/Deposits: 610-705-1025

Where can students make cash withdrawals using the debit card?
Cash withdrawals can only be made from the Business Office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and 1:45 to 4 p.m.