What is CyCash?

The process for adding value to CyCash ended on July 30, 2023. CyCash program will be ending and unused funds currently in CyCash must be spent on campus by December 31, 2023.

Existing balances must be used by December 31, 2023. This CyCash system on AccessPlus will be deactivated on December 31, 2023. For questions about CyCash, please contact the ISUCard Office at 515-294-2727 or

Beginning July 1, 2023, students who use the Department of Residence Laundry should add funds through the Speed Queen App. For assistance, please contact the Department of Residence at 515-294-2900 or

How do I use CyCash to make purchases?

You can pay for goods and services with CyCash at a variety of campus locations, including the Department of Residence C-stores, dining centers, and laundry facilities. Purchases are made by swiping the ISUCard through a reader. This will deduct the amount of your purchase from your CyCash account and indicate your CyCash balance.

CyCash Terms and Conditions:

Terms and Conditions Applicable to Use of the CyCash Feature.The ISUCard comes with a CyCash account which permits the Holder to use the ISUCard in various equipment on the campus of Iowa State University. Up to a maximum of $50 may be added or held on the Holder's CyCash account at any one time. Value may be added on AccessPlus through a charge to the Holder's University Receivable Account. Use of the CyCash account is voluntary. Holders who activate the CyCash account by clicking on the "I Accept" option below, agree to the following terms: 

Holders are solely responsible for using the value that they place in their CyCash account. Funds become property of ISU at the time they are deposited into the CyCash account. No refunds will be granted. HOLDERS AGREE THAT IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF CASH VALUE IN THEIR CYCASH ACCOUNT IN CASE OF LOSS, THEFT, OR USE OF THE CARD BY A THIRD PERSON. 

The Holder agrees that after one year of inactivity in the Holder's CyCash account, or upon termination of the program, any remaining value in the CyCash account, less a $25 processing fee, will be credited to the Holder's University Receivable Account. The termination of the CyCash program may occur after general publication of notice of the termination of the program in the Iowa State Daily, or other University publication including electronic publications or notices. Such general publication of notice shall be made at least one time per month in the six months preceding termination of the program. Once notice has been given in accordance with this paragraph, Holders have the sole responsibility of using the remaining value in the CyCash account, and the University shall not have any duty to issue refunds. 

If there are insufficient funds in the Holder's CyCash account, the amount of the deficit will be charged to the Holder's University Receivable Account. 

I acknowledge that the origination of ACH transactions to my account must comply with the provisions of U.S. law.