RU Express

RU Express

RU Express is a cash-free alternative that works like a debit card. When making a purchase at any participating location, simply swipe your RUconnection ID card through the reader and the appropriate funds will be electronically deducted from your personal RU Express account. Your remaining balance is displayed each time you use your card, and deposits may be added to your account anytime throughout the semester with a Visa or Mastercard. RU Express is quick, convenient, safe and hassle-free. Balances roll over from year to year, and RU Express accounts may be used year-round. For more information, visit the RU Express website.

RU Express funds can be used at any of the following retail locations:

On Campus

  • Rutgers-Camden Dining Facility
  • Starbucks Coffee
  •  Dining Facility at the Camden Law School
  • Campus Vending Machines
  • Bursar's Office
  • The Corner Convenience Store
  • IMPACT Booth
  • Health Services
  • Parking & Transportation Services
  • University District Bookstore
  • Residence Hall Laundry

Off Campus
COMING SOON, Faculty/Staff may use their RU Express funds at the following off-campus locations in Camden City.

  • Victor's Pub, Cooper & Delaware Ave.
  • 6th Street Mini Mart
  • Salad Work, 3rd Street


RU Express is the student debit program on both the Rutgers Camden and New Brunswick campuses. RU Express is a cash-free alternative that will allow students to use their University ID cards like a debit card. RU Express is accepted at many on-campus locations and as well as many off-campus locations. Deposits may be added to a student's RU Express account anytime throughout the semester. For additional RU Express information visit Rutgers University RU Express

Students can add money to their RU Express account anytime throughout the semester via credit card (either MasterCard or Visa) online at Rutgers University RU Express Select "Manage Your Account", 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. 

Funds deposited to the account must be expended by performing sales transactions. Cash withdrawals may not be made from the account. RU Express funds may not be utilized for any term bill charges. 


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.

A cardholder may request a refund of remaining RU Express balances of $25.00 or more by completing a RU Express refund request form. The refund request form is located at Rutgers University RU Express "RU Express" section. Written request forms must be submitted to the Financial Services/Bursar's Office, Artis Building, 329 Cooper Street, Camden Campus and the RU Express Board Plan Office, Records Hall Rm 102, College Avenue Campus on the New Brunswick 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 Rutgers University Registrar'sRefunds will not be automatically issued at the end of the Spring semester. 

RU Express accounts showing no cardholder activity after 18 months will be closed and funds residing in the account will be forfeited.

Report lost/stolen cards immediately to the IMPACT Booth in the Camden Campus Center on the Camden Campus and the RU Express Board Plan Office on the New Brunswick Campus.. Suspend the card immediately atRutgers University RU Express to avoid unauthorized use of your account. Select "Manage Your Account", log in with your NetID and password and select "Suspend/Reactivate your card" to suspend your card. The University's liability limit for unauthorized use on lost/stolen cards is $50.00.