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CornellCard FAQ

The following are frequently asked questions about obtaining and using a CornellCard account. If you have questions that aren't answered here, please contact Bursar Account Services at (607) 255-2336 or

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What is CornellCard?

The CornellCard is a service that allows you to make purchases by presenting your Cornell student ID card. It is valid at several locations on campus, including the Cornell Store, several ticket outlets, all Cornell dining facilities, and Willard Straight Hall. It is not valid at vending machine card readers.

How do I apply for a CornellCard?

All registered students may apply for CornellCard privileges by completing a CornellCard application form.

Is there a fee?

A nonrefundable Cornellcard participation fee of $12 is charged each academic year, subject to change. The participation fee is not prorated.

Is there a dollar limit?

CornellCard has a purchase limit of $950.

When will I receive my CornellCard?

Your university student ID card functions as the CornellCard.

Do I need to send money to my CornellCard before I use it?

No. The CornellCard has a limit of $950. You do not need to send money to the CornellCard until you are actually billed for the transactions on it.