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How to Obtain a Net-Print Account

To use Net-Print, you'll need your Cornell NetID, your password, and a Net-Print account.

You can have one or more Net-Print accounts. There are four types of accounts:

  • Bursar - available to registered students
  • Cash - available to anyone with a Cornell NetID (requires online use of a credit card)
  • Course - for students in courses that provide printing allocations
  • Departmental - for use by staff and faculty in a particular department or unit

Bursar account

Bursar accounts are available to registered students. Printing fees are billed to the student's bursar account.

Setting Up Your Bursar Account for Net-Print

On the Net-Print Signup web page, follow the on-screen instructions to set up your account. Your account will be available as soon as you complete the process.

Cash account

Cash accounts are available to anyone in the Cornell community. Cash accounts work like debit cards: first money must be deposited to the account, then printing fees are deducted from that amount as the account is used. Additional money can be added to the account. Deposits can be made by credit card. Cash accounts are associated with your NetID, so each individual may only have one cash account.

Setting Up a Cash Account
or
Adding Money to a Cash Account

On the Net-Print Signup web page, follow the on-screen instructions to set up a new account or add money to your existing account. Your account (or your new balance) will be available as soon as you complete the process.

Using cash (rather than a credit card) to pay for printing

Black and white printing is available for cash in Olin, Uris, and Mann libraries.
These printers are not part of the Net-Print service.
There are no cash-only facilities for color printing.

Course accounts & Department accounts

Course accounts are for students in courses that provide printing allocations. The instructor sets up the account and provides students with access. Printing fees are billed monthly to the department or unit.

Department accounts are for use by staff and faculty in a particular department or unit. Printing fees are billed monthly to the department or unit.

Staff members responsible for managing a department's accounts can read about Setting Up Course or Departmental Accounts.

Please read the Net-Print Terms and Conditions before signing up for any Net-Print account.