We should not have two different systems.
Thanks to Mark Barton, Director for CatCard Services in the Bursars Office, for providing the following response:
Thank you for your suggestion concerning integrating the two accounts on the CatCard. There is a specific reason why the accounts are kept separate. The CatCard is the tool utilized to access funds that are placed in the CatCash program. CatCash is designed to be a declining balance of funds that are utilized for purchases on and off campus that don’t qualify for the state sales tax exemption that the Meal Plan is afforded. Therefore, the Meal Plan and CatCash are kept in segregated funds.
Please e-mail CatCardQA@fso.arizona.edu or call 520-621-9162 with any additional questions.