The Student Advantage program is an optional nation-wide, off-campus merchant discount program that can be added to your UCard. Currently this program is marketed only to incoming freshmen. If you would like to learn more about this program including costs, eligibility, and benefits, go here.
How do I sign up for Student Advantage?
To sign up for student advantage you must purchase a membership from Student Advantage and then activate the benefit for your UCard. Your membership should be purchased prior to your orientation date so that you can receive your SA-enabled UCard when you leave orientation. Otherwise, you will receive a normal UCard at orientation that you will have to exchange for an SA-enabled UCard when you come to campus in the fall.
A Student advantage membership can be purchased online here, or over the phone by contacting Student Advantage at (800)-347-7554. If you wish to pay by check or money order you may fill out a membership form here and mail the completed form with a $45 check made out to Student Advantage to:
Card Enrollment Services
280 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210
Once you have your new UCard with your SA membership information, go to here to activate your card. Please note that the three-digit UMass security card is listed on the activation web page itself.