NordiCash is an account that allows Luther students to use their Luther ID card as a debit card. By pre-depositing money in this account, students may make “cashless” purchases at several campus locations.  There are no fees associated with using NordiCash.  If a student loses their ID, they simply need to tell dining services and the ID will be deactivated to protect against unauthorized purchases.

Where can a student use NordiCash?
NordiCash can be used in the Book Shop, Box Office, Cafeteria, C-Store, Nordic Brew, Marty’s, Oneota Market, Peace Dining Room, Mail Center, Sunnyside, PaperCut, and Document Center.

How can a student start a NordiCash account?

  • Online - Go to and choose "Make a Payment" then "Pay a Deposit".
  • In person – Bring the Luther ID card and the payment to the Office for Financial Services.
  • By mail – Mail the check or money order to the Office for Financial Services, Luther College, 700 College Drive, Decorah, Iowa 52101-1045. Include the student’s name, ID number, and NordiCash in the memo portion of the check.

Where can I check my NordiCash balance? 

What are the terms and conditions?

  1. The student must immediately report a lost or stolen card to the Dining Services Office.
  2. The college is not responsible for the use of a lost or stolen card before it is reported to the Dining Services Office. They will then deactivate the card, protecting the remaining balance.
  3. The student must protect and maintain the condition of his/her card. A nonrefundable fee of $25.00 is charged to replace lost or stolen cards.
  4. No cash withdrawals are permitted.
  5. The card may only be used by the student.
  6. Statements are available on-line at
  7. The student is responsible for observing the amount and account charged during each use.
  8. Balances will be maintained from year to year. Funds will be refunded at the end of the student's time at Luther.