Cashless Campus

♦ Improve the student experience ♦ Reduce security risks for handling cash ♦ Mitigate campus health and safety considerations ♦ Streamline campus operations and enhance internal controls ♦

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General Questions

  • Improve speed of student and guest transactions
  • Improve safety of students and employees
  • Reduce contact
  • Improve accountability and internal control
  • Improved security over transactions

If a student or guest only has cash, they can visit one of our Cash to Card Kiosk ATM kiosks to convert cash to a prepaid card. Cards can be loaded up to $500.00 and there are no fees to use each card.

Credit Card

Apple Pay

Google Pay

Samsung Pay

Tap-and-Go

Have questions about how to get a bank account or other personal finance related questions? Our Money Smart Lakers Program can help! You can reach them at 616-331-3234, moneysmart@gvsu.edu, or visit their website https://www.gvsu.edu/moneysmart/

Yes, checks will be accepted as another form of payment. (except at food service)

Kiosk and Card Questions

Cash to Card Kiosk ATM kiosk locations are located within:   

  1. Kirkhof Center  (South Entrance)
  2. Laker Market Place (Main Entrance)
  3. Devos Center Bld. C (Outside “U” Club Room)

There is no fee to convert your cash to a prepaid card at a kiosk on campus.
GVSU does not assess any fees. However, an Anti-Money Laundering Fee will be applied to a card after 92 days with no activity.

Each prepaid card can be loaded up to $500.00 USD.

No, prepaid cards cannot be reloaded after the initial activation.

Yes, anywhere that Visa and MasterCard are accepted!

Yes, you can pay on your student account with a prepaid card. However, you will be charged a 1% credit card transactions fee on the total credit card transaction.  

If you lose your prepaid card, you can contact our kiosk provider.

  1. Website: https://www.myreadycard.com/faq
  2. Phone Number: 1-800-506-0630

You can check the balance of your card by calling the phone number on the back of your card!

  1. Phone Number: 1-800-506-0630

Troubleshooting, card disputes, and general help can be found with our kiosk provider! The contact information is:

  1. Website: https://www.myreadycard.com/faq
  2. Phone Number: 1-800-506-0630

What other Universities have gone cashless?

A number of universities across the country have or are converting to a cashless campus. Here are just a few.

  • North Carolina State
  • Vanderbilt
  • UT-Knoxville
  • Suffolk
  • Miami University (Ohio)

Use it anywhere!

On or off campus

GVSU Student providing card
Hand providing card
GVSU Student sitting at desk doing a cashless transaction on mobile phone with GVSU coffee mug on desk
Student performing cashless transaction on mobile phone outside with coffee cup on table

To pay for tuition

To pay for events with friends

To pay for GVSU merchandise

To pay for a cup of coffee



Page last modified December 6, 2021