Thomas Jefferson University


Currently Campus Currency is only active for Center City Campus. We are hoping to expand the program in the near future.

Campus Currency is an account on your Jefferson Photo ID Badge.  No action needs to be taken to enroll – just activate your account by adding funds.

Your Campus Currency account is open and ready for use when you receive your Jefferson Photo ID Badge or Campus Currency card – just activate your account by making a deposit with the amount and payment method that works best for you.

All users have the option of making a deposit in-person at Integrated Card Services, located in the Jefferson Bookstore at 1009 Chestnut Street, during regular business hours or through the Card Value Center in the Atrium Cafeteria on the 10th Street Side of the Gibbon Building.

Students and employees may also make a deposit through the Online Card Center/GET Mobile App.

Employees have the additional option of enrolling in a voluntary deduction through Employee Self Service.

When making a purchase using Campus Currency, at an accepting merchant, simply present your Jefferson Photo ID Badge.  Your badge will be swiped to obtain payment for your purchase.

Campus Currency can be used at a variety of merchants both on campus and in the local area.

If your favorite Jefferson-area merchant isn’t listed, let us know and we will reach out to them.  Send merchant information to

Campus Currency can be used to pay for Commuter Services products purchased, in-person, at the Commuter Services Office.  Campus Currency cannot be used as payment for monthly parking, PATCO or Pass-Buy-Mail.

If you attempt to overspend your balance at the Atrium Cafeteria, JHN Café, Methodist Cafeteria or Methodist Gift Shop all of the funds in your account will be used and then you will be prompted by the cashier to provide another form of acceptable payment to cover the remainder.

If you attempt to overspend your balance at any other merchant your payment will be rejected and you will need to provide another form of acceptable payment to complete your transaction.

We recommend checking your balance on a regular basis through the Online Card Center or GET Mobile App.

Account balances remain in your account as long as you are a member of the Jefferson Community.  When you retire, resign, terminate employment, graduate or withdraw from an academic program and have a remaining balance of $1.00 or more, you may be issued a refund.  If you have no outstanding balances with Jefferson, a refund will be issued via check, approximately 30 days after separation and mailed to your permanent address on file.

Please note that accounts with remaining balance of $0.99 or less will not be refunded.