Students

RU Express is the official university debit account in the Rutgers New Brunswick/Piscataway and Camden campuses. RU Express is a cash-free alternative that allows your RUconnection card (university ID) to work like a debit card. RU Express is accepted at many on-campus and off-campus locations.

Identification and Use. The RUconnection card and your RU Express account are for your personal use only and are not transferable to anyone else. RUconnection card will be confiscated if presented by anyone other than the student it was originally issued to.

A fee of $15.00 will be charged for the reactivation and return of confiscated RUconnection card, and the misuse will be reported to the university authorities.


Deposits. Students can add money to their RU Express account anytime throughout the semester via credit card (either MasterCard or Visa) online at RU Express Online, log in with your NetID and password, and select “Make a Deposit”. Payment will also be accepted at any University Cashier’s Office when paying with check or cash. A minimum deposit of $10.00 is required.

Two Week Change Period (for New Brunswick/Piscataway campuses ONLY). Your initial deposit made during the Fall semester will automatically be added to your account and the charge will appear on your Spring bill. Initial deposits for any semester may be reduced or cancelled during the two week change period as long as the new funds have not been used.

Closing Accounts. A cardholder may request a refund of remaining RU Express balances of $25.00 or more by completing an RU Express Refund Request Form. Written request forms must be submitted to the RU Express/Board Plan Office, Records Hall Rm 102, College Avenue Campus or to the Financial Services/Bursar’s Office, Armitage Hall, 1st Floor, 311 North 5th Street, Camden Campus. Proof of withdrawal or dismissal is required. Only balances equal to $25.00 or more will be refunded.

Student Accounting Services will determine if a student is entitled to a refund check based on their financial obligations to the University. Checks will be mailed to the permanent address as indicated on the student record. Please make sure your address is updated on the registrar's web site (http://registrar.rutgers.edu).   Refunds will not be automatically issued at the end of the Spring semester.


The University’s liability limit for unauthorized use on lost/stolen cards is $50.00

Terms and conditions are subject to change.