How Do I Qualify for KoraCard?

KoraCard* is a cash back virtual card just for college students with rewards!

What is a Virtual Card?

Virtual cards are designed for online and other card-not-present transactions. Think of the KoraCard as a card that lives on your phone. It has a 16-digit card number, expiration date and security code for online shopping.

We've built in some protective measures (against losing your card; against card theft), which you can review here.

How Do I Qualify?

You must be 18+ years of age and enrolled in college or a university.

What are the Perks?

When you shop in the Kora app using your KoraCard, you can earn cash back rewards powered by Dosh.

What is Dosh?

Dosh is the technology company we partner with to provide you with automatic, instant cash back when you use your KoraCard.

How many places will give me cash back?

There are more than 100,000 places to get cash back through Dosh. You can use the search tool in the Kora app, use the map to find places near you offering cash back, or scroll through and browse all the offers.

For a fuller description of Dosh and the cash back rewards program, see "How Do the Rewards Work?"

How Do I Activate My Card?

Activating your new KoraCard is really easy and can be completed in just a couple minutes.  Even better, once activated, you can start using your card immediately!  To activate your KoraCard:

  • Go to the app
  • Click on the Card tab
  • Click on Activate
    • Customers will be required to verify their EDU email address
      • There are no exceptions to EDU email accounts
    • Confirm Social Security Number
    • Sign two user agreements

Note: Previous KoraCash users will not need to verify their EDU email address, but may be asked to complete other verification questions.  All users will be required to sign new user agreements.


*The Kora Visa® Prepaid Card is issued by MetaBank®, N.A., Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Card may be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted. No ATM access.