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 located in the Student Center Suite 104.

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. BearBucks can be added online. Visit our Add Money Online page for more information.
  2. By mail, with a check or money order.
  3. In person, by visiting the BearCard Center with cash, check or credit/debit card; calling us with a debit/credit card; or at a campus Automatic Deposit Machine (ADM) with cash or credit/debit card. 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.

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 Disclosure Statement.