The Dash Discretionary account is your key to on-campus life. Washers and dryers are ready to use with a simple swipe of your Dartmouth Card. Whether you're cheering on the Big Green or taking advantage of almost any on-campus service or event, your Dash Discretionary account has you covered. Dash Discretionary funds can even be used to make purchases at any DDS location by notifying the cashier.

Dash Discretionary Account Features

Dash Discretionary is intended to be a pre-funded, declining balance account. Deposits can be made through any of the Dartmouth Card Office available payment methods:

  • Visit the Dartmouth Card Office during business hours and pay by cash, check, or MasterCard/Visa supported debit/credit card. We are located in the basement of the Class of 1953 Commons dining facility. Office Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
  • Call the Dartmouth Card Office over the phone at (603)646-3724 and pay by MasterCard/Visa supported Debit/Credit card.
  • If you would like to make an online deposit, you can do so through the ManageMyID payment gateway without logging in by selecting the “Guest Deposit” link to the left of the login screen. (Reminder: the 9-Digit DA$H Number is located on the lower-right-hand corner on the face of the ID card.)

If you need to make a purchase that requires more money than you have in your account, purchases will be covered by a nominal amount of overdraft protection. The Dash Discretionary account can accept charges until the balance reaches negative $100.00. If a transaction will put you over that limit, the transaction will not process.

There are no fees or interest associated with the overdraft service.

Unlike an ATM account, Dash funds are not available for cash withdrawal.

Annually, at the end of spring term, any amount owed at that time will be transferred to your student bill located at Student Financial Services.

The balance of the DA$H Discretionary account rolls over from term-to-term. If the balance is positive, it will also roll-over to the new academic year.

Are you graduating this spring? There are some things you should know. Please visit "Commencement and Graduation" for more information.

Dash Discretionary Sample Budget

To get a sense of the various services available with the Dash Discretionary account and the associated costs, please refer to the Dash Sample Term Budget:

Location Minimum Est. Expense Maximum Est. Expense Examples of Services
. . . .
Laundry $60.00 $80.00 Use of washers and dryers
Vending $60.00 $80.00 Purchase of vending machine items
GreenPrint $25.00 $100.00 Public Printing on campus for students
Hopkins Center Box Office $30.00 $60.00 Play/Concert tickets
Collis Miniversity $45.00 $60.00 Not-for-credit mini-classes
Programming Board $30.00 $50.00 Concert events
Publications $60.00 $90.00 The "D" (College Newspaper), Aegis Yearbook
DCAD Activities $15.00 $25.00 Athletic equipment rentals
Computer Store $80.00 $120.00 Software, accessories
Dartmouth Outing Club $50.00 $75.00 Canoe Club, equipment rentals
Dartmouth Skiway $125.00 $200.00 Passes, equipment rentals
Collis Market Convenience Store* $80.00 $120.00 Food items, standard supplies
. . . .
TOTAL Estimated Expense $660.00 $1,060.00 (One Term)

*Be sure to tell the cashiers at Collis Market that you would like to pay for the purchase with DA$H.


Note: The DA$H Discretionary account cannot be used to purchase books.

GreenPrint Assistance

GreenPrint is an independent resource for printing at Dartmouth College. The GreenPrint system and related accounts are not supervised by the Dartmouth Card Office. For information regarding GreenPrint, please see here: http://www.dartmouth.edu/comp/equipment/printers/greenprint/.

Helpful information from Computing Services:

If you are having problems with the GreenPrint software on your computer, contact the IT Service Desk or your department's IT support office by email or phone.

If you have concerns with your GreenPrint balance, send e-mail to help@Dartmouth.edu as soon as possible (within 48 hours) of the problem. Please provide the following information:

  • The problem you experienced.
  • The number of pages you expected to print.
  • The document's type (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, etc.).
  • The date and time of the problem.
  • The location of the Release Station you were using.
  • Whether you were using a simplex or duplex Release Station.

also at: http://www.dartmouth.edu/comp/equipment/printers/greenprint/greenprint-faq.html/

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