What are BearBucks?

BearBucks is a declining balance program similar to DD (Dining Dollars) and is available to students, faculty, and staff. BearBucks are sold directly through the BearCard office.

BearBucks NEVER expire as long as the student is enrolled at UCA or the faculty/staff is affiliated with UCA.

Dining Dollars expire at the end of Summer II every year

Where can I use BearBucks?

Visit our Where to Use page for a list of vendors both on and off campus.


How do I add BearBucks?

The BearBucks account will be activated automatically upon receipt by the BearCard Office of an initial and minimum deposit of one U.S. dollar (US$ 1.00).

Deposits may be made as follows:

  1. eAccounts app is the quickest and most coinvent way.
  2. Online with a web browser. Visit our Add Money Online/eAccounts page for more information. Guest deposits can be made as long as they know the UCA ID number and name.
  3. Automatic Deposit Machine (ADM) with cash or debit/credit card in the Torreyson Library and Student Center Banking Center.
  4. In person, by visiting the BearCard office with cash, check, credit/debit card or Apple Pay. We also can add deposit by phone with a debit/credit card.
  5. During a set time period at the beginning of each semester, students can request to use their excess financial aid (maximum $600 per semester) to be added to their BearBucks account.
  6. By mail, with a check or money order.

There are no charges assessed to BearBucks users for any transaction(s); however, should a check presented for deposit be returned due to insufficient funds, the user will be charged a $15.00 fee. The account will be deactivated until sufficient funds are deposited. For more information, please read our BearCard-BearBucks Disclosure Statement 2021.