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  • Newcard Cash

    A Versatile Plan

    Students, faculty, and staff can add any amount of Newcard Cash to their accounts at any time and pay with their newcards at participating restaurants and retailers, New School cafeterias, the New School Bookstore, and other venues. Newcard Cash does not expire.

    Add Newcard Cash

    How to Add Newcard Cash

  • For Students

    1. Enter the Newcard Cash Portal.
    2. To log in, enter your NetID  and password — the same ones you use for my.newschool.edu — and your New School email address.
    3. Click “Manage Account” on the left-hand side of the page.
    4. Click “Add Funds” on the upper middle of the page.
    5. Make sure “Newcardcash” is selected in the drop-down menu. Choose the amount of funds you would like to add, and click the “Click here to continue” button.
    6. Enter your credit card information and click “Continue.”
    7. Click the gray “Confirm Transaction” button on the next page.

    When you click the gray “Confirm Transaction” button on the last page, the transaction will be complete. You will receive an email at your New School email address notifying you that the funds are in your account. 

    This information is also available as a walkthrough: How to Add Funds to Newcard Cash (PDF)

    For Parents

    Parents and guests cannot add funds unless the student sets up permission first. Even if a guest is an authorized user for tuition, the student must separately authorize guest permission for Newcard Cash. Instructions for the student appear below in the FAQ section.

    1. Enter the Newcard Cash Portal.
    2. To log in, enter the student’s NetID in the username field. (The NetID is a collection of letters and numbers — for John Smith, it might be “smitj456.”) In the password field, enter the student’s last name, with the first letter capitalized (e.g., “Smith” instead of “smith”).
    3. Click “Manage Account” on the left-hand side of the page.
    4. Click “Add Funds” on the upper middle of the page.
    5. Make sure “Newcardcash” is selected in the drop-down menu. Choose the amount of funds you would like to add, and click the “Click here to continue” button.
    6. Enter your credit card information and click “Continue.”
    7. Click the gray “Confirm Transaction” button on the next page.

    When you click the gray “Confirm Transaction” button on the last page, the transaction will be complete. You will receive an email at your New School email address notifying you that the funds are in your account.

    This information is also available as a walkthrough: How to Add Funds to Newcard Cash (PDF)

    For Faculty and Staff

    1. Enter the Newcard Cash Portal.
    2. Enter the same NetID and password to log in that you use for my.newschool.edu and your New School email address.
    3. Click “Manage Account” on the left-hand side of the page.
    4. Click “Add Funds” on the upper middle of the page.
    5. Make sure “Newcardcash” is selected in the drop-down menu. Choose the amount of funds you would like to add, and click the “Click here to continue” button.
    6. Enter your credit card information and click “Continue.”
    7. Click the gray “Confirm Transaction” button on the next page.

    When you click the gray “Confirm Transaction” button on the last page, the transaction will be complete. You will receive an email at your New School email address notifying you that the funds are in your account.

    This information is also available as a walkthrough: How to Add Funds to Newcard Cash (PDF)

  • Policies and FAQs

  • Where can I use Newcard Cash?

    How does it work?

    When you join the Newcard Cash program, you can use your New School ID like a debit card at many locations on campus. All New School cafeterias accept Newcard Cash, and purchases made in these venues are not taxed. Newcard Cash can also be used for on-campus vending machines and selected dorm laundry machines (Kerrey Hall and 13th Street Residence), as well as certain local businesses like the New School Bookstore. Please check the Off-Campus Merchants page for locations and updates.

    Newcard Cash balances do not expire; they roll over from semester to semester and remain in your account until they are spent or until you permanently separate from the university.

    Balances cannot be transferred between Dining Dollars and Newcard Cash accounts, or between either of these accounts and print credit.

    How can I authorize a parent or third party to add funds?

    Parents and guests cannot add funds on a student’s behalf unless the student sets up permission first. Even if a guest is an authorized user for tuition, he or she must be separately authorized for Newcard Cash.

    1. Navigate to the Newcard Cash Portal and log in with your NetID and password.
    2. Click “Manage Account” on the left-hand side of the page.
    3. Click “Manage Guest Logins” under the yellow box.
    4. Select the kind of access you would like the guest to have — “Add Money,” “View History” (which allows him or her to see your spending history), or both — and click “Submit.” 

    Please note

    Nothing about the page will change when you click “Submit.” This is normal!

    The guest user can now add funds to your account on the Newcard Cash Portal, using your student NetID as a username and your last name (with the first letter capitalized) as a password. 

    So for a student named John Doe whose NetID is doej456, the guest username is also “doej456” and the password is “Doe.”

    This information is also available as a walkthrough: How to Add a Guest User to Newcard Cash (PDF)

    What happens after I graduate?

    Balances greater than $25 will be returned when you graduate, withdraw, or permanently separate from The New School and once all debts owed to the university have been paid. There is a $25 fee for processing a refund, so balances less than this amount are forfeited. Refunds are processed through Student Accounts and mailed to the permanent address on file four to six weeks after we receive this Refund Request Form (PDF). You cannot withdraw cash from your account while at The New School.

    Can New School departments use Newcard Cash?

    Yes! New School departments can now obtain a departmental newcard, which provides an additional method of payment for some purchases. The card is funded through a departmental FOAP and can be used like a debit card, providing ease of payment at on-campus dining locations and participating off-campus merchants.

    To request a departmental newcard and deposit funds, email Campus Card Services at newcard@newchool.edu with the subject line “Departmental Charge Card” and provide the following information:

    1. Department name
    2. School or college
    3. Administrator name (this is the person in your department who will manage use of the card; please note that the name is retained for recording purposes only, and will not appear on the card)
    4. Amount to deposit
    5. Departmental FOAP*
      *Authorized budget approval necessary for processing

    Campus Card Services will notify you when your transaction is complete and the card is ready for pickup.

    All Newcard Cash rules and policies apply.

    Contact Campus Card Services at newcard@newchool.edu with any questions or comments.