Frequently Asked Questions
Wolfie Wallet is a campus prepaid declining balance debit account encoded on your campus ID. It is a safe and convenient way to make food purchases from on and off campus merchants, make purchases from campus stores and vending machines, mail packages in the residential mailroom, and utilize print and copy services. Wolfie Wallet is different from the Meal Plan.
- Accepted at more locations
- Exempt from New York State sales tax
- Billable to your Student Account (SOLAR)
- Payable directly by Financial Aid
You can check your balance online.
It is your choice!
If you are sure you are going to use all of the funds you add by the end of the semester, adding funds to your meal plan will save you funds. All student meal plans are tax-exempt, saving you 8.625% on every purchase. However, meal plans are not refundable and must be used in its entirety by the meal plan end dates. For more information on meal plans, visit our Meal Plan website.
But, if you are too busy to track your meal plan balance at the end of the semester, Wolfie Wallet is a better choice. Wolfie Wallet purchases are not sales tax-exempt, but the funds you add will not have an end date and will rollover from semester-to-semester.
You cannot buy gift cards, alcohol, or cigarettes with Wolfie Wallet.
Yes, Wolfie Wallet will roll over from semester to semester until you graduate or withdraw from the University.
If your balance is $20 or more and you are withdrawing, graduating, or no longer working at Stony Brook University, you may request a refund in writing or come to the FSA Student Services Office, located at East Side Dining. After two years of inactivity any value left on the account will be forfeited.
For a complete list of discounts, go to our locations page: stonybrook.edu/wolfiewallet/locations
You can report your lost ID card in the following ways:
- Online, 24 hours day
- Campus ID Office, Administration Building, Room 254
- FSA Services Office, located at East Side Dining