Cardinal Cash

Cardinal Cash is a prepaid declining balance spending account tied to your Fisher ID card. It is accepted at all dining locations, Fisher's online bookstore at, and vending machines.

Cardinal Cash is designed to help students, faculty, and staff eliminate the need to carry cash on campus. There are no costs involved in using the account.

The use of the Cardinal Cash account is governed by the Cardinal Cash Terms and Conditions [pdf]. By adding value, or using your Cardinal Cash account, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions in this agreement, so please read the document thoroughly.

Accessing Cardinal Cash

Cardinal Cash may be accessed from the Cardinal Cash website or by using the iPhone app or Android app. For help with the website or app, contact the OIT Service Desk at (585) 385-8016.

Benefits of Cardinal Cash

Acceptance - Accepted at all dining locations and vending machines on campus.

Convenient – Make purchases with your Fisher ID card. No need to carry cash, exact change, or debit/credit cards.

Pre-paid – Only spend what you have. Add value to or use your account with no additional costs, interest, or fees. Purchases made with your card are deducted from your available balance immediately.

Fast and Easy to Use – Just present your ID to the cashier or swipe it at a vending machine! 

Balances – View your Cardinal Cash and meal plan balances on the Cardinal Cash website or with the GET Mobile App on your Android or iOS phone.

Easy to Add Value – Add funds to your account on the Cardinal Cash website 24/7 with a credit card, on the GET Mobile App, or via check by mail or by phone. Parents and guest users can add funds online to your account. Funds can also be added at the Cashier's window in Kearney Hall via cash or check or transferred from a credit balance on your student account. Any dollar amount between $10 and $800 can be added.

Safe and Secure – If you lose your ID card, the value will be transferred to a new card.

Value Carries Over – Cardinal Cash funds carry over from semester to semester and year to year (except in the case of Title IV funds) as long as you remain a student, faculty, or staff member at St. John Fisher University.

Adding Funds to Cardinal Cash

Adding money to your Cardinal Cash account is easy!

Option 1: Students can add money using a credit card with the Cardinal Cash website or on the GET app. You can even request funds from a parent (or other person) with the click of a button. The recipient will receive an email message from you with a link to this site with your ID# populated. Credit card information can be stored for quick replenishment for future use.

Parents and guests can add money for a student using a credit card with the Cardinal Cash website. They will need the student ID.

Option 2: Add money with cash or check at the Cashier's Office on the second floor of Kearney Hall.

Option 3: You may add value to your Cardinal Cash account by transferring anticipated credits from your student account using the Cardinal Cash Transfer Request form on Fish 'R' Net under Payment and Billing Information.