• At orientation, each new student is issued an I-Card with an individual Banner ID number and a unique ABA number.

    Once the card is validated, students swipe the card to gain access to:

    • Residence halls
    • Library services
    • Bus services
    • Fitness Centers
    • Meal plans
    • Sporting events
    • Vending (Crimson Cash)

    For general information about the I-Card, please email icard-assistance@iup.edu.

    Winter Break 2020–21 Hours

    • Beginning Monday, January 11: Open to the public, with no appointment needed from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday through the start of the semester.
    • Monday, January 18: Open 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (adjusted hours for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)


    If your I-Card has an expiration date on the back, this is to make your card a valid photo ID for voting purposes only. If you need to use your I-Card as an ID to vote, please come to the I-Card Office if the expiration date has expired. If not, as long as you are enrolled/active within the university, your card is valid and does not need replaced or renewed.

    I-Card Fees

    Starting fall 2019, each student will be charged an annual $15 I-Card fee on their student bill. Their first replacement card during the academic year will be free of charge. After the first replacement card, any additional replacement cards will be $15 and must be paid up front at the I-Card Office.

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    Visit IUP Dining on the Web.

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    I-Cards can function as ATM cards through IUP’s banking partner, PNC. Students will need to open an account with PNC and ask for their I-Card to be activated as their ATM card for the account.

    For more information on using your I-Card as a PNC ATM card, please call PNC at 724-465-5582 or visit the PNC website.

    Closeup of someone holding I-Card in front of a vending machine.

    Use GET Funds to add money to your Crimson Cash account.

    I-Card holders can add money to their accounts through the GET Funds web portal.

    Find information on how to access and add funds to your I-Card vending account online.

    In addition to adding online via credit or debit card, funds may also be added by cash or check at either the I-Card Office or the Office of the Bursar

    Crimson Cash may be used for vending and purchases on campus:

    • Dining and POD Stores
    • Laundry, soda, and snack machines
    • Copiers and printing in computer labs
    • Printing services at the University Print Center
    • Purchasing tickets at the Kovalchick Complex
    • University Post Office
    • The Co-op Store
    • Parking Services
    • Bursar

    The best part? Crimson Cash NEVER expires! Whatever you don’t use one semester will be waiting to be used the next semester.

    Vending Prices

    Crimson Cash Refund Procedures

    Note: There is a $5 per year inactive account fee assessed to this account.

    No bills? No coins? No problem!

    Pay for parking at the pay-by-space machines using your Crimson Cash account. Just add funds then swipe your I-Card.

    Buy your textbooks using Crimson Cash at the Co-op Store!

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