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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 email


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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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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    • I-Card and Vending Services
    • Hadley Union Building, Room 232
      319 Pratt Drive
      Indiana, PA 15701
    • Phone: 724-357-1314