What is Mac Money?

Money that you put on your MacPass to use at campus venues is called Mac Money. Mac Money rolls over from year to year. Once Mac Money is added to your ID, it cannot be removed until you use it or until you permanently leave the college. Mac Money cannot be redeemed for cash. You will be reimbursed for any remaining Mac Money on your ID after you graduate.

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How can I spend Mac Money?

You can redeem Mac Money that you load onto your MacPass account at all Bon Appetit locations on campus, vending machines, the Highlander, and the Information Desk.

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How can I add Mac Money to my account?

Get Funds

The GET Funds website allows you to monitor your account and add Mac Money online by using a credit or debit card.

There is a $1.00 convenience fee for adding any amount of Mac Money through GET Funds.

For more information on using GET Funds and GET Mobile, visit the GET Funds page.


The ValuPort is a vending machine that allows you to add Mac Money using cash without a charge. You need your card with you to be able to use the machine.
The ValuPort Machine is located on the Lower Level of the Campus Center.

Family or Friends

Family or friends can add Mac Money to an account from get.cbord.com. To do so, navigate to the web page, select Macalester College as your Institution, then select the second option to deposit into the account. From there, enter your student’s Mac ID number (nine digits), and it will bring you to a page to enter your credit or debit card information. The money you add will be immediately available to your student to use.

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What happens to my Mac Money when I leave Macalester?

Mac Money deposited to your MacPass will remain on your card until your permanent departure from the College (graduation, withdrawal, etc.) and may not be transferred to your student account or withdrawn as cash. Your Mac Money balance will be credited to you post-Commencement. For further details about Mac Money refunds, see the Mac Money Terms And Conditions.

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What are the Mac Money Terms & Conditions?

Account Details

  • Mac Money is an optional prepaid account associated with your MacPass.
  • The initial deposit into the Mac Money account activates it and signifies agreement to the Terms and Conditions contained within this document.
  • Mac Money funds can be used at many on- and off-campus locations.
  • Balances are carried for the duration of a cardholder’s time at Macalester.
  • Negative balances are not allowed or possible on a Mac Money account.


  • Funds can be deposited by the cardholder or a 3rd party (family member, friend, etc.) using cash at the ValuPort vending machine with no associated fee, or by using a credit or debit card on GET Funds with a $1.00 per-transaction convenience fee.
  • Deposited funds may not be withdrawn as cash at any time.


  • Refunds are handled automatically following official separation from the College. No action is required by the cardholder.
    • Refunds for students who have graduated or formally separated from the college, and have a remaining Mac Money balance of $5.00 or more, are issued through Student Accounts with a credit to the student account within one month of leaving. Student account refunds will follow the established credit balance refund policy.
    • Refunds for employees who have retired or formally separated from the college, and have a remaining Mac Money balance of $5.00 or more, are issued through direct deposit or a check mailed to the address on record within 2 months of leaving.
  • No refunds will be issued for students or employees with a balance of less than $5.


  • There is no fee for activating and maintaining a Mac Money account.
  • A $1.00 per-transaction convenience fee is assessed for all GET Funds deposits.
  • A $5.00 fee may be assessed for replacing a lost MacPass.

Lost or Stolen Cards

Mac Money account holders are responsible for all unauthorized charges and should take precautions to secure their MacPass. Missing cards can be reported at any time by using the GET app.

GET Funds Terms & Conditions

Use of GET Funds for deposits is subject to the GET Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

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