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Nittany Lion with Penn State ID+ card

What is LionCash?

The Penn State id+ card is the University's official identification card. It provides access to a variety of University resources. 

By adding funds to your id+ card, you can take advantage of using your id card as you would cash!  This free and convenient program is called LionCash. 

How can I use LionCash on campus?

  • Add funds instantly to your id+ account online
    by using a Visa, MasterCard credit or debit card
  • Visit an on-campus dining location and swipe your card to pay.  You will save 10% on your dining purchases!


What else can I do with an id+ card?

  • Make purchases at on-campus dining locations and save 10%
  • Borrow books from the library with one swipe
  • Pay for purchases at the campus bookstore
  • Access free newspapers on campus (The New York Times, USA Today, and the Valley News Dispatch) through the Student Newspaper Readership Program
  • Purchase additional computer lab printer sheets with LionCash by visiting the printing section of the computer labs page.
  • Use it as a form of photo ID during voting 
  • Make purchases at off-campus dining locations (see list of merchants in the area)
  • Link your id+ card to your PNC Bank account (if applicable)
  • Parents and families -- you can deposit funds to your student's LionCash balance


Still have questions? 

Visit the LionCash+ website for more information.