Deposit BG Bucks

By depositing funds to your BG1 Card, you can make purchases through a stored value or prepaid account, known as BG1 Bucks. Your card can then be used for printing, on-campus vending and at multiple off-campus restaraunts and shopping locations – and as you use your card, your account balance decreases as funds are spent.

Example of a BG1 Bucks Semester Budget
Below is a sample of what students at BGSU spend per term on programs and services where BG Bucks are accepted.

Printing: $15
Off-campus dining dollars: $100
On-campus dining dollars: $150
Vending: $25
BGSU Apparel: $50
TOTAL: $340


Off-campus Locations that Accept BG1 Bucks

There are various locations located off-campus that have partnered with BGSU and accept BG1 Bucks. 

Accepting Locations


How to Deposit BG1 Bucks

There are three ways students can deposit BG1 Bucks to a BG1 card – online, in-person and mail. Faculty and staff also have the option to add funds through paroll deduction.

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 only)
- Jerome Library (cash or credit/debit card)
- Firelands Campus North Building (cash or credit/debit card)

Send payment (credit/debit card or check) and deposit form to

BG1 Card Services
Bowling Green State University
118 Bowen-Thompson Student Union
Bowling Green, OH 43403

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!

Complete the payroll deduction form

Please note: If checks are returned for insufficient funds, a fee will be posted to the Bursar account.

Need help learning how to make deposits? Check out our list of how-to tutorials.


BG1 Bucks Refunds

Refunds from your BG Bucks may be obtained upon graduation, separation from BGSU or at the end of the spring semester. 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 account is below $10, a refund will not be processed. BG Bucks accounts with no activity during a 24-month period are considered inactive and subject to a service charge.