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GWorld Card

GWorld Card

You can eat, socialize, spend and study with the convenient GWorld Card.

The GWorld Card, Colonial Cash and our Dining Program give students broad choices in their purchases and great flexibility in meeting lifestyle needs.

The GWorld Card is the official identification card of The George Washington University. It provides access to campus buildings and facilities, among them residence halls, academic buildings, libraries and The Lerner Health and Wellness Center. They also offer access to campus events. Students are expected to carry their GWorld Cards with them at all times.

Your GWorld Card also accesses your Colonial Cash account.

Colonial Cash

Colonial Cash is a flexible and individualized declining-balance spending program. It can be used toward dining and retail options, both on campus and in the neighborhood.

Colonial Cash purchasing power can be applied to a number of university services: the GW Bookstore, campus laundry facilities, vending machines, parking services, Student Health Service and photocopy and mail services. It is accepted at a host of neighborhood eateries, dry cleaners, pharmacies, convenience stores and other retail locations.

The GWorld Card is not only convenient but it provides an exemption from Washington, D.C.’s 10 percent sales tax when used at J Street Cafe, Simply To Go and West Hall dining options.

Colonial Cash is accessible only through your GWorld Card. You can use the GWorld Card Office or GWorld Online Card Office at any time to make quick and convenient deposits directly to your Colonial Cash account. Or you can visit any of the nine self-service Value Transfer Stations (VTS) around campus.

Debit Dollars

Debit Dollars is a useful, pre-paid declining balance privilege associated with the GWorld Card. Debit Dollars allow GW faculty, staff and employees to make cashless purchases at dining and retail locations on and off campus. Debit Dollars can be used at participating GWorld Card Partners, including all on-campus food venues, the GW Bookstore, dry cleaners, a host of neighborhood eateries, cafes and restaurants and other retail locations.

Why use Debit Dollars? Debit Dollar transactions are faster, safer and more convenient than purchases made by cash, check or credit card. As an extra benefit, Debit Dollars are good for a 10 percent discount on all food purchased from J Street Cafe, Simply To Go and West Hall dining options.