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FAQs - BoilerExpress

BoilerExpress is a convenient option to preload funds to an online account. You can access your account with the swipe of your Purdue ID card at over 30 retail locations across campus.

Your account takes about five minutes to set up. After that, you can log into eAccounts and make a deposit.

If you had a BoilerExpress account in the past and it was closed, you will need to contact our office to have your account reinstated after signing the Terms and Conditions again.

You can verify their debit account balance(s) and meal plan balance(s) online by logging into eAccounts using your career account login and BoilerKey.

You can verify 12 months of transaction activity online by logging into eAccounts using your career account login and BoilerKey.

The BoilerExpress account is a declining balance account for which you must fill out an application and deposit funds. The Dining Dollar account is opened for you when you sign up for a housing contract through University Residences based on the meal plan chosen.

Only BoilerExpress is accepted in the laundry rooms of most residence halls.

BoilerExpress is NOT accepted at bookstores or other off-campus locations. For a complete list of locations where BoilerExpress is accepted, please visit the Locations portion of this website.

Your BoilerExpress account will roll with you from semester to semester and from year to year. Any funds remaining in the account at the end of the school year will still be there when you return the following semester.

  • You may open an account by submitting an application online.  
  • Additional deposits can be made at any time.
  • Deposits are credited to your account on the day they are received.  
  • Deposits are made online using credit or debit cards.
  • Your debit account balance will be carried forward from semester to semester as long as you are enrolled or employed by the University.
  • 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. These new terms and conditions will supersede the terms and conditions in effect at the time the card was acquired.

BoilerExpress account closures are only permitted when students are graduating, withdrawing from the University or at the end of the spring semester. This will close your account.

If you wish to close your account, please email BoilerExpress@purdue.edu. There is a fee to close the account. Please allow six weeks for processing.

If you owe money to the University, the refund goes toward the balance owed. If you are signed up for direct deposit and no money is owed, a refund will go directly into the account you have set up. If you do not have direct deposit, then a check is written and mailed to the address you have on file with the university. Please check which address you have on file. Please note that we do not send mail to non-U.S. addresses.

BoilerExpress Deposits and Refunds

Yes. You can quickly and securely add money to your BoilerExpress account online with eAccounts. Please note that there is a fee per deposit when using the eAccounts portal.

No, Sorry

The system restricts single deposits to $999 but there is a fee. So, the maximum one-time online deposit is $996.

Through eAccounts, cardholders, parents or guests can deposit funds directly to BoilerExpress via Visa, MasterCard and Discover cards. Guests will need to know student’s first name, last name and Purdue email address.

A student can give parents, legal guardians or other trusted parties access to view certain pieces of their student information online. This access is referred to as proxy access, and the person who is granted this authorization is called a myPurdue proxy. The student controls the entire process through their myPurdue portal and can add anyone with a valid email address as a proxy.

Cash withdrawals are not permitted. Also, cash refunds are not made for returned merchandise.

Once a transaction is complete, funds are deposited immediately into your account. If the money does not show in you account, but shows as pending in your bank account a step was missed. At the end of the transaction be sure to click the button that says Make Deposit.

If funds show as debited from your bank account, not pending, but do not show up in your BoilerExpress account please email BoilerExpress@purdue.edu

BoilerExpress accounts will automatically close when students graduate, withdraw from the University, or staff separate from the University. There is a fee to close the account. We can only process a refund if your account has $30 or greater. Please allow six weeks for processing.

If your account is under $30.00, you will need to be sure to spend all of the money in your account, as you will not be eligible for a refund. Any remaining funds will be forfeited per the terms and conditions of your BoilerExpress account.

You can log into eAccounts at www.purdue.edu/eaccounts using your career account login and password to check your balance. To view a complete list of locations that accept BoilerExpress go to www.purdue.edu/card.

If you owe money to the University, the refund goes toward the balance owed. If you have signed up for direct deposit, and no money is owed, a refund will go directly into the account you have set up. If you do not have direct deposit, a check is written and mailed to the address you have on file with the University. Please note that we do not send mail to addresses outside the U.S.
BoilerExpress accounts will automatically close when students graduate, withdraw from the University, or staff separate from the University. There is a fee to close the account. We can only process a refund if your account has $30 or greater. Please allow six weeks for processing.

If your account is under $30.00, you will need to be sure to spend all of the money in your account, as you will not be eligible for a refund. Any remaining funds will be forfeited per the terms and conditions of your BoilerExpress account.

You can log into eAccounts at www.purdue.edu/eaccounts using your career account login and password to check your balance. To view a complete list of locations that accept BoilerExpress go to www.purdue.edu/card.

If you owe money to the University, the refund goes toward the balance owed. If you have signed up for direct deposit, and no money is owed, a refund will go directly into the account you have set up. If you do not have direct deposit, a check is written and mailed to the address you have on file with the University. Please note that we do not send mail to addresses outside the U.S.

Cash withdrawals are not permitted. Also, cash refunds are not made for returned merchandise. BoilerExpress account closures are only permitted when students are graduating, withdrawing from the University or at the end of the spring semester. This will close your account.


If you wish to close your account, please email BoilerExpress@purdue.edu. There is a fee to close the account. Please allow six weeks for processing.

If you owe money to the University, the refund goes toward the balance owed. If you are signed up for direct deposit and no money is owed, a refund will go directly into the account you have set up. If you do not have direct deposit, then a check is written and mailed to the address you have on file with the university. Please check which address you have on file. Please note that we do not send mail to non-U.S. addresses.

Cash withdrawals are not permitted. Also, cash refunds are not made for returned merchandise. For issues with a specific BoilerExpress transaction, including a request for refund, please contact the department where the transaction occurred.

Please provide the following information:
Full Name, PUID Number, Transaction date, time and location, Transaction total and reason for the dispute.

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