Updated 6/14/21 What’s New in Dining for Summer?

JumboCash, Rhino Bucks, Meal Money

Whether you're a Jumbo or a Rhino, Tufts Dining has two great cashless options to purchase food and more around campus. Simply pay using your ID in the Mobile Order App or at a Tufts Dining Kiosk located in Kindlevan Café, Tower Café, or Hotung Café.


JumboCash is the easy, cashless way to pay for everything from meals and snacks to laundry, school supplies, printing, and more. With JumboCash you can use your Tufts ID as a debit card at locations across all four campuses, as well as at some participating off-campus locations including CVS in Davis Square.

Students can also benefit from discounted pricing. Save up to 7% on on-campus meals and 14% on campus laundry machines by using JumboCash instead of cash.

Opening and Managing Your JumboCash Account

JumboCash accounts are free to open and available to all students, faculty, and staff. Students are automatically enrolled and can immediately begin adding money to their accounts via the secure online portal. If you are a faculty or staff member, you can easily sign up for JumboCash by contacting the Tufts Dining Administration Office. It's quick and easy.

Once you've signed up for your JumboCash account, you can visit

www.JumboCash.net to set up secure online access, as well as:

  • Make JumboCash deposits using MasterCard or Visa
  • Check your current account balance
  • Review your transaction history
  • Report a lost or stolen Tufts ID card
  • Find out where you can use JumboCash

Where to Use JumboCash

JumboCash is accepted at over 40 locations across all four campuses and off-campus, including:

  • Most Tufts Dining locations (through Mobile or Kiosk ordering)
  • Tufts Bookstore
  • Dine-in or takeout at 28 off-campus restaurants, convenience stores, etc.
  • Laundry and vending machines on the Medford/Somerville campus
  • Printing/copying in campus libraries and computer labs

View a full list of locations that accept JumboCash.

Add Money to Your JumboCash Account

There are four easy contactless ways to add money to your JumboCash account:

The easiest way to add money is online. Make deposits anytime with a MasterCard or Visa credit card on www.JumboCash.net. Please note, debit cards are not accepted.


Checks can be mailed and made payable to “Trustees of Tufts College.” Mail checks to:
Tufts Dining Administration Office
89 Curtis Street Medford, MA 02155

On Campus Cash Deposits

Visit the on campus locations listed below to deposit JumboCash by cash at Add Value Stations. Please make checks payable to “Trustees of Tufts College.”

Location Payment Method Minimum Purchase
Eaton Hall Computer Lab Cash via an Add Value Station $1 (add in increments of $1, $5, $10, or $20)
EPDC Computer Lab in Anderson Hall Cash via an Add Value Station $1 (add in increments of $1, $5, $10, or $20)
Ginn Library Cash via an Add Value Station $1 (add in increments of $1, $5, $10, or $20)
Tisch Library Cash via an Add Value Station $1 (add in increments of $1, $5, $10, or $20)
Hirsh Library in the Sackler Building
(on the Boston campus)
Cash via an Add Value Station $1 (add in increments of $1, $5, $10, or $20)

With your money carrying over from semester to semester, you don’t have to worry about your JumboCash expiring. If your Tufts ID card is ever lost or stolen, your account can be deactivated, making it safer and easier than cash!

Charge Your Student Account

Undergraduate students on a meal plan and all graduate students on the Medford/Somerville campus can also make deposits by authorizing charges to their student account from late August to early April. Students receiving financial aid can use available funds to purchase JumboCash.

Budgeting JumboCash

Not sure how much JumboCash you’ll need?

Here are the average amounts Tufts undergraduates spend each term.

Places You Can Use JumboCash Average Amount of
JumboCash Per Term
Tufts Bookstore (books and supplies) $350
Laundry machines $80
Print and copy machines $20
Campus restaurants/cafes and merchant off-campus partners $430
Vending machines $40
Total $920

Close Your JumboCash Account

Once deposited, JumboCash cannot be withdrawn unless you graduate from, permanently withdraw from, or terminate employment with the university.

Students may request to close their JumboCash account and receive credit for any remaining balance above $10 by the following deadlines:

  • Graduating students (fall semester) —fall term Reading Period
  • Graduating students (spring semester) — no later than the Friday before commencement
  • All other qualifying students — spring term Reading Period

For graduating students, the amount credited will be determined by your JumboCash account balance on the Monday after commencement. Students on the Medford/Somerville campus will receive a credit via the Student Information System (SIS). Students on the Boston and Grafton campuses will receive a check, as will employees leaving the university.

To apply for a credit or funds refund, complete the Request for JumboCash Account Closure form and mail it, with a photocopy of your Tufts ID, to:
Tufts Dining Services
89-91 Curtis Street
Medford, MA 02155

Or submit the completed form via email from your Tufts email account to JumboCash@tufts.edu

Rhino Bucks

Are you an SMFA student? Use your Rhino Card as a prepaid spending account with the Rhino Bucks program. In addition to on-campus use at the SMFA Café, you can use Rhino Bucks at more than 60 participating businesses in Boston that welcome Campus Cash. Look for the “Campus Cash Welcomed” sticker at participating locations or review the complete list online.

To add Rhino Bucks to your card and learn more go to www.rhinocard.com.

Meal Money

If you’re looking for a convenient, cashless way to plan and pay for food on campus, Meal Money is the way to go. Like JumboCash, Meal Money turns your Tufts ID into a debit card, but for food only. Meal Money is also allocated at times on holidays to eligible students when religious fasting or when our dining centers are closed.

Open a Meal Money Account or Purchase Meal Money

To open an account or purchase Meal Money, visit the Tufts Dining Administration Office weekdays, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., with an initial purchase of $100.

After your initial deposit, Meal Money can be added to your account in increments of $25 or more.

The Tufts Dining Administration Office is located at:
89-91 Curtis Street
Somerville, MA 02144

Unused Meal Money

Any Meal Money you don't use during the fall term will roll over to the spring term. Please note that Meal Money left in your account at the end of the spring term will be forfeited. Extra Meal Money is non-refundable, so be sure to use your Meal Money before the end of the school year.