Deposit BG Bucks

Deposit Options

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


What are BG1 Bucks?

By depositing funds to your BG1 Card, you can make purchases through a stored value or prepaid account, known as BG 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 BG Bucks are accepted.

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

Suggested Semester BG1 Bucks Budget

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

TOTAL: $340

For additional information about our off campus merchants, please click here. 

For additional information regarding on campus dining, please click here.

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! Click here for the authorization form.

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 BG Bucks account is below $10, a refund will not be processed. Click here to access the 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. Click here to view the BG1 Cardholder Agreement.  

*If checks are returned for insufficient funds, a fee will be posted to the Bursar account. Click here to view the BG1 Cardholder Agreement.