Unlock the Purdue ID's potential with a BoilerExpress account — it'll give you cash-free buying power on campus. You can use it for food, laundry and much more.
Your Boiler Express debit account is a restricted spending account. It allows you to enjoy the convenience of purchasing power all across campus without carrying cash or checks. You will need to make a deposit into this account by depositing cash or check. Each time you use your Boiler Express debit account, the amount of your purchase will automatically be deducted from your account. Once you put the money into your account, the balance stays with you until you graduate, or terminate all affiliations with Purdue University.
Use of the Purdue ID Card
The power is in your hands with your official Purdue ID Card — it's your key (literally) to access many facilities and services on campus. There's even a discount program for faculty and staff
- Purchase food, school supplies, postage stamps, admission to PSUB movies and certain events, other goods and services,
- Use vending machines in various locations,
- Use washers and dryers in residence halls and such other uses as we may add to the service from time to time.
- When you use your Purdue ID Card to purchase goods and services we will deduct the amount from your BoilerExpress account. You may not withdraw cash from your BoilerExpress account. All deposits must be made in person or by mail.
Limits on the Use of Your Purdue ID Card
You may use your Purdue ID Card as many times a day as you wish, provided there are sufficient funds in your BoilerExpress account to pay for the goods or services purchased.
You may purchase items up to the full amount available in your BoilerExpress account at the time of the purchase without limits. If you use all the funds in your account, you must make another deposits and we must collect the funds before your Purdue ID Card may be used for purchases again.
Boiler Express Online Coming Soon!
There are no sign-up fees, no monthly or interest charges, and no minimum balance to maintain.
Need more money on your BoilerExpress account? You can add funds to your account at any time and deposits can be made in cash or check form with a $10 minimum.
Deposits are accepted at the Card Services Office and Bursar teller windows. University Residences will accept cash, check, credit/debit card and BoilerExpress transactions in the following residence’s main office only (no longer at each hall):
- Cary Quadrangle
- Earhart Hall
- Hawkins Hall
- Hillenbrand Hall
- Purdue Village
- Windsor Halls
Closing your account
Accounts may be closed at the end of the academic year, or when you withdraw from the University. Proceeds from the closed accounts will be paid through the Office of the Bursar, and will be subject to offset against other debts owed the University. A fee of $10 is charged to close an account if a refund of the balance is requested. The Office of the Bursar will not issue checks for balances under $5. Please allow six weeks for processing account closure requests.
The Fine Print
You may open an account by submitting an application along with a starting balance of $25 or more. Additional deposits of $10 or more may be made at any time. Deposits are credited to your account on the day they are received. Deposits are made by cash or check only, no debit or credit cards.
Your debit account balance will be carried forward from semester to semester as long as you are enrolled or employed by the University. The University retains the right to deactivate accounts that are dormant for over 120 days. These inactive accounts are subject to a $5 per month maintenance fee.
Cash refunds are not made for returned merchandise. Cash withdrawals will not be permitted.
Future changes in terms and conditions regulating use of this debit account will apply to all cards in circulation and use at that future date and will supersede the terms and conditions in effect at the time the card was acquired.