Getting Started

PennCash is a convenient way to make cash-free purchases with your PennCard. 

PennCash is a pre-paid debit feature available on your PennCard which reduces the need to carry cash on campus. Just swipe and go. You can use PennCash to pay for textbooks, food and dining services and other items at participating on-campus locations. You can make a deposit online, at the PennCard Center, or at Value Transfer Stations (VTS) at select library locations. Your PennCash balance is limited to a maximum of $1,000.00.

For Individuals:

Anyone with an active PennCard has access to a PennCash account.  PennCash is a pre-paid debit feature available on your PennCard which reduces the need to carry cash on campus. Just swipe and go!  You can use PennCash to pay for textbooks, and dining services.   Your PennCash balance is limited to a maximum of $1,000.00. To activate your account, visit the PennCash website and make a deposit.

For Departments:

Departmental PennCash can be used for copying. Penn faculty and researchers can also set up departmental copy cards for use in the libraries. To activate an account, users should bring a copy card requisition form (available online from the library), approved by a business administrator to one of the following locations:

Please read the Terms and Conditions below before activating your account: