' University of Maryland - terrapinexpress.umd.edu
IMPORTANT: To make a deposit, a student MUST already have an active Terrapin Express account. Also The University of Maryland is changing banking partners which requires us to change the credit card processor used for Terrapin Express deposits. This change will occur on Wednesday, April 22 at 11:30. IMPORTANT: Any credit card information that has been saved must be re-established. If you have questions or concerns, email terpexp@umd.edu.

About Terrapin Express

Terrapin Express is a pre-paid debit account that can be used at participating locations across campus. It's a convenient way for students, faculty, staff, and university affiliates to access products and services across campus without carrying cash. Forty-seven locations on campus accept Terrapin Express. All you need is your university ID card! Once your ID is in the system and your card is active, you can activate your Terrapin Express account.

How Terrapin Express Works

  • Terrapin Express is paid in advance and can not be placed on the Bursar bill.
  • Terrapin Express funds are not dedicated to Dining Services. Many on-campus businesses accept Terrapin Express. Terrapin Express points are not available off-campus.
  • Terrapin Express funds are available until the student graduates or requests a refund. Requests for refunds or cancellation must be made in person or in writing to the Terrapin Express Contract Office. Processing time for refunds is a minimum of four weeks. By request, refunds are sent via mail from the Bursar's Office to the student's permanent address (after the account is closed in the Contract Office).
  • Terrapin Express can be increased at any time and by any amount. It can be increased on line, by mail, by phone, or in person at our Terrapin Express Office.
  • Terrapin Express account balances automatically carry over to each new semester, term, or academic year.

Add Money securely to Terrapin Express Account


  • If you do not have a Terrapin Express (TE) Account yet, you MUST open the TE Account BEFORE you can add funds.

Open Account                   Add Funds

To learn more, contact the Terrapin Express Contract Office at:

1109 South Campus Building, Mezzanine Level at 301-314-8068 or email us at terpexp@umd.edu