To activate a Higher One card, go to HigherOneAccount.com, and click Get Started. Enter your personal code or your card number, and click Continue. Designate how you want to receive your refund, create a profile, and set up or confirm your refund, as shown at HigherOneAccount.com.
Depending on your academic institution, you should receive your Higher One card approximately two weeks before the start of the term or as new students enroll, according to Santa Fe College. Higher One mails the card to the address on file, which you have the opportunity to specify during the registration or orientation period.
Some colleges allow you to update your profile and Higher One account contact information with a special financial aid website. Check with your office of financial aid to confirm. After receiving your card and activating it, you can update your profile info at HigherOneAccount.com at any time. The Higher One refund card typically arrives in a green envelope, enclosed with the personal code you may use to activate it. Again, you may also use your card number to initiate activation. If you fail to activate your card by the time your refund becomes available, the financial aid office mails you a paper check, notes SFCollege.edu.