Deposit/Load BG Bucks
STUDENT/FACULTY/STAFF - If you are a student, faculty, or staff you can make secure deposits 24/7 by clicking on BG1 Card Services at MyBGSU.
GUEST - If you are a guest or family member of a student, faculty or staff you can make a secure deposit online. You may want to print a copy of the instructions before accessing the online form (printable instructions).
BG1 Card Services — 112A Bowen-Thompson Student Union (cash, check or credit/debit card)
Account Management Centers (AMCs)
- Near the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Information Desk (cash or credit/debit card)
- Jerome Library (cash or credit/debit card)
- Firelands Campus North Building (cash or credit/debit card)
BGSU Firelands Bookstore (cash, check or credit/debit card)
What are BG1 Bucks?
By depositing funds to your BG1 Card, you can make purchases through a stored value or prepaid account, known as BG1 Bucks. Your account balance decreases as funds are spent. Below is a sample of what students at BGSU spend per term on programs and services where BG1 Bucks are accepted.
Suggested Semester BG1 Bucks Budget
- Printing: $15
- Off Campus Dining: $100
- On Campus Dining: $150
- BGSU Apparel: $40
- Vending: $25
TOTAL: $330 BG1 Bucks
Learn more about our off campus merchants.
Learn more information about our campus dining.
Faculty and Staff - You may also elect to add funds to your BG Bucks account through payroll deduction. You determine the amount that Payroll is authorized to deduct from each paycheck. Once the money has been added to your BG Bucks account, you can enjoy the ease and convenience without the hassle of monthly statements or accumulating debt. Unspent funds remain in your BG Bucks account until you spend them. Participation is completely voluntary and can be changed or stopped at any time! Faculty and Staff Authorization Form
Refunds from your BG Bucks may be obtained upon graduation or separation from BGSU. The refund process takes approximately 3-4 weeks and is sent in the form of a check to the cardholder’s address. A $10 processing fee will be assessed. If the balance on the BG Bucks account is below $10, a refund will not be processed. BG Bucks Refund Request form. BG Bucks accounts with no activity during a 24-month period are considered inactive and subject to a service charge. BG1 Cardholder Agreement.
*If checks are returned for insufficient funds, a fee will be posted to the Bursar account. BG1 Cardholder Agreement