FAQ: Why Can’t Mason Money Be Used for Retail Items?

Posted: October 7, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

This frequently asked questions column appears in the Daily Gazette every Monday. All questions originate from the green comment boxes located throughout the university, or are items brought to the attention of the Quality of Work Life Committee. Answers are supplied by the appropriate academic unit, department, or office. One question is answered per week.

Q: Why can’t Mason Money be used for retail items? Why only for food?

A: Mason Money-Food can only be used by students, and allows for sales tax exempt purchases of prepared food items. Mason Money-Retail is a separate fund subject to sales tax, and can be used by anyone at a variety of retail locations as well as at all dining locations. For more details on Mason Money, visit our web site.— Peter Mohle, Mason Money director, (703) 993-2870, pmohle@gmu.edu.

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