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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 e-mail

IUP Dining Logo

Visit IUP Dining on the Web.

PNC Bank logo

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.

Enterprise CarShare logo

No car on campus? No problem! Use the Enterprise Car Share program, open to IUP students, faculty, and staff, age 18 and older.

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

I-Card holders can add money to their accounts through the ManageMyID 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 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 — New
  • 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 — New
  • Parking Services
  • Health Hut
  • Bursar

Vending Prices

Crimson Cash Refund Procedures

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

Visit the Co-Op Store

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

  • I-Card and Vending Services
  • Hadley Union Building, Room 232
    319 Pratt Drive
    Indiana, PA 15701
  • Phone: 724-357-1314
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.