So who's behind this stuff?

The Academy of Art University created the Knight Kash program to be the ultimate complement to your university experience. Your AAU Student ID can be used for dining on campus, but we realize that students and parents want more. So we partnered with your favorite off campus merchants to give you the ultimate flexibility, variety and value you deserve.

Use your Knight Kash account on and off campus and get more:

Spending Power

  • Accepted on and off campus
  • Special off campus discounts and promotions, when available


  • Flexibility to eat when & where you want
  • Unused account balances carry over*
  • Easy to budget, track and add money
  • Allows for on and off campus usage


  • One card for everything you need
  • Your AAU Student ID Card does it all


  • Safer than cash or credit cards
  • Parent peace-of-mind

Registering for or managing your account is easy, just c
lick the appropriate button!

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Registering for web account access is easy. Once you do, you'll be able to view account activity, add value, and more. You'll need to have your card handy to complete the registration. If you're an off campus students, call us at (415) 513-0614, opt. 1 to sign up for your Knight Kash/Meal Plan account.

*Note:  If you received Knight Kash with your meal plan, any unused portion will be forfeited at the end of the Spring semester. 

The F.A.Q's at the bottom of this page should answer all your questions, if they don't please call us at (415) 513-0614 or email us at

    Participating Locations

    On Campus Locations

    Location NameAddressPhone
    620 Café620 Sutter St.(415) 618-3552
    Café Dior625 Polk St.(415) 409-2815
    Art Café
    655 Sutter St.(415) 618-3758
    180 Café180 New Montgomery St. (415) 618-3509

    Off Campus Locations

    Location NameAddressPhone
    Rock Japanese614 Pine St.(415) 399-0882
    Cesario's601 Sutter St.(415) 441-9898
    Piraat Pizza 696 Sutter St.(415) 593-7771
    Yogi Food Market908 Sutter St.(415) 776-1447 
    Sutter Fine Foods988 Sutter St.(415) 776-7079 

    What is Knight Kash?
    Knight Kash is a convenient debit account right on your AAU Student ID Card. Make a deposit into your account and you can swipe your card all over campus and at participating merchants to pay for the things you use everyday.

    How do I get Knight Kash?
    Some students will receive Knight Kash with their meal plan, but if you haven't, just sign up with your AAU Student ID number and register a Knight Kash account, then enjoy total freedom without spending your cash or charging up credit cards. Your Knight Kash account gives you the freedom to do what you want, when you want, on or off campus.

    How does Knight Kash work?
    Simple. Your AAU Student ID card can be used like a debit card. The card gets swiped at the time of purchase at a participating location, the tab is deducted from your Knight Kash account and the balance is automatically adjusted. No more digging into your spending money, late night stops at the ATM or charging up credit cards.

    Rollover Eggrolls?
    You’ve heard of rollover minutes? Any deposits you make to your Knight Kash account will roll over from semester to semester and year to year; however, any Knight Kash you receive with your meal plan will be forfeited at the end of the Spring semester. So now, even with your busy schedule and empty pockets, you can still get a healthy meal or school services!

    Where is my Knight Kash account? Do I need a separate card?
    Knight Kash is an account located on your AAU Student ID card, which means no more digging into your spending money, late night stops at the ATM or charging up credit cards. You can also link your meal plan account to Everyday and use your Knight Kash for in app ordering and purchases.

    How do I sign up?
    Signing up or registering your account is easy! Simply activate your account online here.

    How do I add money to my Knight Kash account?
    Running low on funds? Convenient online management of your account makes adding funds easy. Simply log into your account. Once you’re logged in, you will be able to add funds to your account instantly.

    Where can Knight Kash be used?
    Knight Kash can be used both on and off campus. Check out the Participating Locatons above to view a current list.