Refill Your J-Card

Running low on funds? Refilling your J-Card is easy! Funds can be deposited online, at several refill stations around campus, over the phone or by mail.

Please review the J-Card terms and conditions prior to making a deposit. Cash withdrawals are not permitted. Funds carry over from year to year and are only refunded when you have graduated or withdrawn and your balance is over $25.


Visit the J-Card online portal to refill your card, view a history of account transactions, and download monthly statements.


Deposits can be made via credit card at several J-Card refill stations around campus:

Brody Learning Commons (BLC)
B-Level Print RoomMonday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 2 a.m.
J-Card OfficeGarland Hall, Room 51Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Milton S. Eisenhower LibraryMain LevelMonday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Recreation CenterMonday – Friday, 6 a.m. – 12 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Wolman HallTemporarily out of service

By Mail

Checks may be mailed to the J-Card Office at the address below. Please be sure to include the student’s name and Hopkins ID, if available, and make checks payable to Johns Hopkins University:

Johns Hopkins University
ID Card Services
3400 North Charles Street
51 Garland Hall
Baltimore, MD 21218

Check Your Balance

There are several ways to check your J-Card balance:

  • Online at the J-Card portal
  • At any cash register or J-Card machine
  • Use the J-Card mobile app to view J-Cash, meal plan and dining dollar balances
  • Email the J-Card Office to request a copy of your transaction log and/or balance
  • Stop by the J-Card Office in Garland 51 to request a copy of your transaction log and/or balance