How to Make a Guest LionCash Deposit



1. Click Make a guest deposit

2. Complete the beneficiary's information - First/Given Name, Last/Family Name, Student PSU ID Number and click CONTRIBUTE

3. Choose LionCash, enter the amount, and click NEXT

4. Complete Credit Card Payment Information and click Submit

5. Confirm deposit details and click MAKE DEPOSIT

  • Online LionCash deposits - If you do not click MAKE DEPOSIT your payment will not post to your student's LionCash account. Your payment will show as a pending charge on your account. It is up to your financial institution to remove pending charges that have not posted.


In person

At the University Park id+ Office or at Housing & Food Service Office locations at Penn State residential campuses with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Apple Pay, or Google Pay. The student's 16-digit card number is required to process the deposit.


By mail

Make check payable to Penn State University. Please include a note containing the student’s name and PSU ID number.

Penn State id+ Office 
20 HUB-Robeson Center 
University Park, PA 16802


Important Information about LionCash

  • LionCash cannot be used to rent textbooks or for payment at the Penn State Bursar's Office.
  • LionCash deposits are processed as a purchase, not a cash advance by your financial institution.
  • In accordance with FERPA, only students have access to view their transactions.