Whether you’re a Jumbo or a Rhino, Tufts Dining has two great cashless options for purchasing food and more around campus. Simply pay using your ID!
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:
- All Tufts Dining locations
- 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 ways to add money to your JumboCash account:
Online Make deposits anytime with a MasterCard or Visa credit card on www.JumboCash.net. Please note, debit cards are not accepted.
Mail or Fax
Checks made payable to “Trustees of Tufts College” can be mailed to: Tufts Dining Administration Office 89 Curtis Street Medford, MA 02155
Undergraduate students on meal plans may also fax their deposits to 617-627-3902
Visit the locations on campus listed below to deposit JumboCash by cash, check, or student account charge. Please make checks payable to “Trustees of Tufts College.”
|Location||Payment Method||Minimum Purchase|
|Tufts Dining Administration Office||Cash, check, or student account charge||$25|
|Bookstore||Cash or check||$25|
|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.
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|
|Print and copy machines||$20|
|Campus restaurants/cafes and merchant off-campus partners||$430|
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 well as 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 form in-person at the Tufts Dining Administration Office:
89-91 Curtis Street
Somerville, MA 02144
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 80 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.
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.