How do I add funds to my PaperCut print quota?

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This article provides step-by-step instructions for adding funds from your BoilerExpress account to your PaperCut print quota.


NOTE:  Funds can only be added to PaperCut from BoilerExpress. To sign up for BoilerExpress, please see How do I sign up for a BoilerExpress account?. To add funds to your BoilerExpress account, please see How do I add funds to my BoilerExpress account?.


To add funds to your PaperCut print quota, please follow the directions below. 

  1. Go to and log in with your Purdue career account username and password.
    NOTE:  You must be using a Purdue IP address or PAL 3.0 to connect to Papercut.  If you are off-campus or using the AT&T guest wireless access, you will need to connect to the VPN first.  For instructions on connecting to the VPN, please see How do I connect to the Purdue VPN?.
  2. Choose ‘Add Credit using BoilerExpress’ from the menu on the left-hand side. 
    Capture of PaperCut side menu
  3. Choose an amount to add to your print quota and select the ‘Add Value’ button.  Funds can only be added in the increments listed on the dropdown menu.
    Capture of Add Credit Using BoilerExpress menu

All unused BoilerExpress funds added to PaperCut during the academic school year or summer modules will be transferred back to your BoilerExpress account on May 15th of each year.

Staff/Faculty are not able to print beyond your quota allotment and will need to have your department request a supplement.  For more information, please see How can my department supplement a user's print quota?.


If you receive a “Blackboard” error when attempting to transfer funds from your BoilerExpress account to your PaperCut account, please call the Purdue IT Service Desk (765) 494-4000 or visit one of the help desks at HIKS or WALC.  Your PUID may be missing from your PaperCut account and no transfer of funds can be done until the PUID is added to connect the accounts.


Still need help?  Click the 'Purdue IT Request' button to start a ticket.

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