JumboCash is available to all Tufts students, faculty, and staff. See Opening and Closing JumboCash Accounts or information about enrolling in a JumboCash account and Making Deposits to learn how to purchase JumboCash.
Yes, if you receive financial aid, you can use available funds to purchase JumboCash.
Because laundry and vending machines are unattended purchases, we limit the amount you can use each day to $20 in order to protect your funds. So, when you do your laundry or use a vending machine, the displayed balance will be $20 or less. No worries though; the rest of the funds are still in your JumboCash account.
Because printing and copying in the campus libraries and computer centers are unattended purchases, we limit the amount you can use each day to $100 in order to protect your funds. So, when you print or copy, the displayed balance will be $100 or less. No worries though; the rest of the funds are still in your JumboCash account.
JumboCash may not be used to purchase alcohol, tobacco, stored-value gift cards, lottery tickets, firearms or obscene materials.
Students on all meal plans may use their meal plan or their JumboCash to pay for guests—as long as Tufts' students accompany their guests.
The Premium Meal Plan includes four guest meals per semester. With any other meal plan, students may pay for guests by deducting a regular meal from their plan for each guest.
Guests can also pay in cash. See our guest dining rates for more information.
All first-year and second-year students are required to live on campus and enroll in a meal plan based on academic standing. First-year students must enroll in the Premium Meal Plan.
Second-year students and transfer students living on campus in non-exempt housing have the option to enroll in the Premium Meal Plan, the 220 Meal Plan, or the 160 Meal Plan.
Juniors, seniors, and graduate students may enroll in any of our six meal plans but are not required to.
See Student Meal Plans & Rates to determine which meal plan is best for you.
Please follow our simple steps for enrolling in or making changes to a meal plan.
Students on the Premium Meal Plan have flexibility to go in and out of Carmichael Dining Center and Dewick-MacPhie Dining Center several times a day as desired. Whenever you’re hungry or thirsty, you can eat a meal or grab a quick drink or snack at Carmichael or Dewick-MacPhie.
Premium Meal Plan students may prefer to have takeout at Hodgdon Food-on-the-Run, Pax et Lox Glatt Kosher Deli, or SMFA Café during a meal period (up to three times a day) instead of going to Carmichael or Dewick-MacPhie Dining Centers during that same period. Students who go to Pax et Lox can choose to bring their meal into Carmichael or Dewick-MacPhie.
Premium Meal Plan students can use up to 10 meal swipes a day for themselves. Keep in mind, meal swipes used for takeout count toward that total and may prevent you from being able to swipe into a dining center during that meal period.
Unused meals expire at the end of each term. Meals can’t be carried forward from one term to the next, so use them up! See our Use Meals Don’t Lose Meals (PDF) chart to help you determine what your average meal balance should be each week in order to use all your meals by the end of the term.
Students on the Premium Meal Plan can use up to ten meal swipes a day for themselves between the dining centers and takeout locations that accept the meal plan. Keep in mind, students can takeout (up to three times a day) at Hodgdon Food-on-the-Run, Pax et Lox Glatt Kosher Deli, or SMFA Café during a meal period instead of going to Carmichael Dining Center and Dewick-MacPhie Dining Center during that same period and those count toward the 10 meal swipe limit.
Students on the 220 Plan, 160 Plan, 100 Plan, 80 Plan, or 40 Plan can use up to five meal swipes a day at Carmichael Dining Center and Dewick-MacPhie Dining Center, and one meal swipe per meal period at the takeout locations: Hodgdon Food-on-the-Run, Pax et Lox Glatt Kosher Deli, or SMFA Café. Remember that every meal swipe deducts a meal from the plan balance and the daily limit. Students can always add meals by purchasing Meal Blocks if running low.
Graduate Students and Faculty/Staff enrolled in the 25 Lunches Only Plan or the Any 25 Meals Plan may use up to five meal swipes per meal period at Carmichael Dining Center and Dewick-MacPhie Dining Center.