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Print, copy, scan

Stanford is implementing a new printing and copying payment system during Fall Qarter of 2015. There is no charge for printing and copying during the transition to the new system. Procedures will be revised, and the page below will be updated, as that new system is implemented.

Paying for prints & copies

Methods of payment

  • Stanford students: use your Stanford ID card to pay for printing and copying.
  • Faculty and staff: transfer cash to your Stanford ID card at a cash-to-card machine.
  • No Stanford ID: purchase a print & copy card, then transfer cash to it at a cash-to-card machine.

NOTE: Beginning August 17, 2015, cash will no longer be accepted for printing and copying, and cash-to-card machines will be disabled.  Credit card payment options will be announced at that time. 

How to purchase a print & copy card

  1. Find a cash-to-card machine.
  2. Purchase a rechargeable card for $1 (you'll need a $1 bill for this).
  3. Insert cash into the machine to add a balance to the card.

Cash-to-card machines do not give change. The entire amount of cash you insert will be added as balance to your card.



No refunds for any balance on your card. A balance on your Stanford card can be used to purchase other items from the Card Plan at Tresidder Memorial Union, various residence dining halls, and vending machines.