Accounts: Colonial Cash & Dining Cash

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GW offers Colonial Cash and Dining Cash accounts which can be used for many services.

Colonial Cash

All GWorld cardholders (faculty, staff, students, visitors, contractors, UHS and MFA employees, alumni and friends) have a Colonial Cash account on their card. You can deposit Colonial Cash to your account at any time for convenient purchasing and discounts.

Dining Cash

All undergraduate students who live in a residence hall use dining cash for  meal plans assigned based on the availability of a kitchen in the residence hall. Information on dining plans can be found at

All non-food purchases made at retail partners, including campus stores (such as the GW Bookstore), and GWorld non-food retail partners, must be made with Colonial Cash, which students may voluntarily add to their GWorld cards. For residence hall laundry and on-campus printing transactions, if Colonial Cash is not available, Dining Cash will be used to complete the purchase.

Account Restrictions

Colonial Cash and Dining Cash may not be redeemed for cash.

All GWorld deposits are final. You cannot receive a refund for unspent Colonial Cash/Dining Cash nor can you transfer funds between accounts or to another GWorld card.

Colonial Cash and Dining Cash can be used year round and will not expire unless your account remains inactive (no deposits or charges) for a consecutive 36 month period.

Colonial Cash and Dining Cash may not be used to purchase alcohol, tobacco, or gift cards. GWorld funds can not be used to pay your Student Account (tuition bill).

Review the cardholder usage guidelines for more information.