UMD Campus Cash Value
UMD Campus Cash is money (up to $1,000) that you deposit into an online account that connects to your U Card or UMD Campus Cash Card. UMD Campus Cash Value is part of the UMD Campus Cash Program jointly run by the UMD U Card Office and UMD Cashiers Office.
You can use your U Card or UMD Campus Cash Card as a quick, easy, cashless way to pay by swiping the magnetic stripe on the back of your card through the merchant’s card reader.
Once value has been added to your UMD Campus Cash account, you can use your U Card or UMD Campus Cash Card to make purchases all over campus. UMD Campus Cash accounts are available to all U Card cardholders, as well as visitors to the University of Minnesota Duluth, and do not require a TCF U Card checking account as they are totally separate card features. UMD Campus Cash Value is a declining balance, so you cannot have a negative balance.
UMD Campus Cash Value is not cash refundable and does not transfer between the University of Minnesota coordinate campuses.
Before adding money to your U Card or UMD Campus Cash Card account, please download and read a PDF version of the Terms and Conditions linked on this website, or stop by or email the UMD Cashiers Office to request a paper copy.
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History of the UMD Campus Cash Program
During Summer 2013 we the legacy Debitek cash-to-card system has been replaced with new technology. We expect it to be easy to use and to have added security and convenience, but there will be some inconvenience for end users who need to transfer value from the old system to the new one.
If you have remaining value on your U Card, please bring it to the Cashiers Window in the Darland lobby and they will transfer that value into a new account for you. You will be able to continue using your U Card to access this value for parking, printing, and chemistry stockroom fees as well as for other services and vendors now under consideration. Now instead of having the value encoded onto a magnetic strip on your U Card, it will be stored in a central account but your U Card will let you access it. You must transfer value before December 20th, 2013. After that, the old system will be gone and there will be no way to transfer value from old to new.
If you have remaining value on a legacy "campus cash" visitor or departmental card, bring your card to the Cashiers Window in the Darland lobby and they will transfer that value into a new account for you. They will also provide you with a replacement UMD Campus Cash card that you can continue to use for parking, printing, etc. You must transfer value before December 20th, 2013. After that, the old system will be gone and there will be no way to transfer value from old to new.
More explanation about the new technology and why we made the change:
The new system will rely on the wider strip and cash value will be tracked in a database separate from the UCard, much more like Dining Dollars are currently tracked. We expect the new system to be easy to use and to have added security and convenience. There will be a transition period for customers to use up or transfer existing Debitek funds. Watch for more details soon.
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