Plaid Ca$h FAQ
What is Plaid Ca$h?
Plaid Ca$h (formerly known as CampusXpress) is a declining balance account that you can add to at any time. Any student may have one. You can use it for food purchases, books, art supplies, computer supplies and clothing. You can use this account at Dining Services locations, on and off campus,and in all of the Retail Stores in the University Center.
How do I open a Plaid Ca$h account?
You simply deposit money into your student account at The Carnegie Mellon Card Office and complete an application form.
How does it work?
We record the amount of your deposit in your student account and in the Plaid Ca$h system under your Card ID number. Your Card ID number is enclosed on the magnetic strip on the back of your Carnegie Mellon ID+ Card.
How do I use it?
To use your Plaid Ca$h account, you present your ID+ Card, rather than cash, to the cashier at any location Plaid Ca$h is accepted. The amount of money you have left in your account is shown after every transaction, so you will always know your balance. There is plenty of notice if the account runs low, and it is easy to make another deposit. If you would like an itemized statement, you may request one and it will be available in The Carnegie Mellon Card Office within 3-4 business days. At the end of the academic year, you may request a refund of the remaining balance if it is over $5. Else, you may simply leave it there until the following year.
Can I withdraw money from my Plaid Ca$h Account?
No, you may not withdraw money from your Plaid Ca$h account. You may only request a refund at the end of the academic year if the balance is over $5. If there is an emergency, and the money must be withdrawn, you will be charged a withdrawal fee of $25.
I'm having problems printing problems, who do I contact?
If you are having printing problems call a CCon at X8-8776, or send email to report printer problems. You can also go to the cluster to see if a CCon is on duty to help you in person. - Additional Information -