Bulldog Bucks is a convenient, secure, widely-accepted way to pay for all of your day-to-day expenses as a UGA Student or Faculty/Staff member. Essentially, you deposit money to your Bulldog Bucks account, and then spend that money using your existing UGACard, much as you would with a debit card.
NOTE: UGA Athletics DOES NOT accept Bulldog Bucks as a form of payment.
Student Accounts DOES NOT accept Bulldog Bucks as a form of payment for services including but not limited to: tuition, fees, housing, parking, and food services.
Anyone affiliated with The University of Georgia who has a valid MyID can sign up for a Bulldog Bucks account. This includes students, faculty, and staff.
- If you are a student, faculty or staff member and do NOT have a MyID, please visit http://myid.uga.edu/. Your UGA MyID is your UGA email username and password. For example, if your email is email@example.com, your MyID is "godawgs".
- You must have a UGACard. If you do not have one, visit the UGA Card Office.
- Activate your Bulldog Bucks Account. Here you will see our terms of service and set your unattended spending limit. This is done one time and must be done before registering for an eAccount. You will need your MyID and password to log in.
- Register for a Bulldog Bucks eAccount. This is done one time and must be done before accessing your account. You will need your MyID and password to log in as well as the 16 digit number beginning with 6 located on your UGA ID card to complete this process. This process can be tricky sometimes. Please make sure you enter all 16 digits of your card and when typing your name, make sure it reads exactly as it does on the ID and that you do not inadvertantly hit the space bar after your first or last name as the system counts keystrokes. If you continue to have problems registering your eAccount, call us at 706-542-8257 or send us an email with your problem to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be glad to assist you.
- Sign into your Bulldog Bucks eAccount to make a deposit, see your transactions and access your account statements.
The 16 digit card number can be found on the UGA ID card. For newer cards, it is located on the back of the card. For older cards, it will be on the front. In both cases, the number will begin with "62."
Bulldog Bucks are accepted as payment at numerous locations both on and off campus.
On campus, it can be used for:
- Printing in computer labs and the libraries
- Photo copying
- Laundry in Residence Halls
- Bookstore Purchases
- Over 150 vending machines on the UGA campus
- Tate Center Movie Theater
- Tate Center Copy Services
On Campus Retail including:
- College of Education Supplies
- Food Services cash operations
- UGA Golf Course
- Library Fees and Fines
Ramsey Center Services including:
- GORP Trips
- Instructional Class Fees
- Locker Rentals
- Outdoor Recreation Rentals
- Pro Shop Supplies and Equipment Checkout
Additionally, Bulldog Bucks is accepted at over 110 Off-Campus locations (see full list) for goods and services including:
- Gas Stations
- Grocery Stores
Absolutely. Your account will remain active and the funds will be available as long as you use your Bulldog Bucks account just once in a 12 month period.
First, check that you entered all 16 digits beginning with 6 located on your UGA ID card. A common mistake is to just enter the 81 number. Next, when typing your name, make sure it reads exactly as it does on your ID card and that you did not inadvertantly hit the space bar after your first or last name. The system counts keystrokes so it sees a space entered as another character in your name and hence will not match. If you continue to have problems registering your eAccount, call us at 706-542-8257 during normal business hours or send us an email with your problem to email@example.com and we will be glad to assist you in getting it registered.
Your transaction has been voided by the system. This can happen due to a variety of reasons including the system timing out, dropping wi-fi connection, etc. The funds will be credited back to your credit/debit account within a few business days and will not make it to your Bulldog Bucks account. We suggest trying the deposit again or if you wish, come by the office and make a deposit in person Monday thru Friday 8:30AM until 4:30PM.
The Bulldog Bucks office is open Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm except on University of Georgia Holidays. We're located on the Sanford Drive side of the University Bookstore.
How can I deposit money on my Bulldog Bucks card?
Online: At this time, the only way to make a deposit online is via a credit or debit card. We do not charge a transaction fee. Therefore, if you put $10 in your Bulldog Bucks account via a credit/debit card, your credit/debit card is only charged $10 and the Bulldog Bucks card gets $10 on the account.
In Person: We do accept cash, check and credit/debit cards in our office. We are located beside the Tate Plaza behind the ATM machines beside the UGA Bookstore. Our office is open Monday thru Friday 8:30AM until 4:30PM.
To add money online to your student's account, go to the eAccounts page. Click on "Make a guest deposit." Enter the first name, last name and the entire 16 digit number from the back of the UGA Card and click on "Contribute"
Once you have signed up for a Bulldog Bucks account, it may take up to 5 minutes for your account to become active.
You can check your balance online, 24 hours a day, by logging on to the Deposits site, or you can come by our office, located on the Sanford Drive side of the Bookstore.
Note that you cannot check your balance at any laundry, vending, printing, or copying machines, because the balances displayed by these machines count down from your Daily Unattended Limit rather than your actual account balance (see below).
You can log on to the card holder account management system24 hours a day to report your card lost or stolen. Log in and click on "Card Services", select the card to deactivate and click "Deactivate Card." This will immediately stop anyone from accessing your account. To restore your account access (once you've found or replaced your card) you will need to come to the Bulldog Bucks office with your ID. For security reasons, UGACards reported lost or stolen may not be reactivated remotely.
UGACards are issued by the Student Activities Business Office located on the 3rd floor of the Tate Student Center. Please see the UGA Card Office for hours of operation.
The "Daily Unattended Limit" is a security feature built into your account. This is the total amount of money that can be spent in locations where there is no one to verify your identity. It applies to printing, copying, and vending. If your card is lost or stolen, this would be the maximum that can be spent from your account at these unattended locations.
This can occur when you have exceeded your Daily Unattended Limit. The limit is reset every day at midnight and applies to copying, vending, and printing.
You selected your Daily Unattended Limit when you opened your account. You can change it by contacting the Bulldog Bucks office during regular business hours (Mon - Fri, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, excluding official University holidays) at 706-542-8257 or e-mail your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once updated, your changes will be immediate. You may choose a limit of either $10, $25, or $50 a day.
When you signed up for Bulldog Bucks, you set a Daily Unattended Limit. This is a limit on the amount that can be spent on printing, copying, and vending in one day.The card readers at these locations count down from your Daily Unattended Limit rather than your total account balance.
For example, suppose your limit is $10 and you have $150 in your account. You then buy a Coke from a vending machine for $1. For the rest of that day, your balance will display as $9 at any printing, copying, or vending card reader. However, your actual account balance, which you can check online, is $149.
Accounts can be closed online using our Account Closure Form or in person at the Bulldog Bucks office.
Bulldog Bucks Cardholders will receive a refund of their remaining balance ($5 or greater) unless the option is selected to donate remaining balances to UGA's Let All the Big Dawgs Eat Food Scholarship fund upon account closure. The Let All the Big Dawgs Eat Food Scholarship is a need-based scholarship that awards meal plans to a number of UGA students each fall and spring semester. Created by the Office of Student Affairs, this scholarship aims to combat food insecurity and eliminate hunger amongst the student body at the University of Georgia. Please remember to check your account balance prior to closing your account to ensure accurate account information.
To Donate to the Let All the Big Dawgs Eat Food Scholarship: The Cardholder should complete an Account Closure Form, select the option to donate remaining balances, and submit it to the Bulldog Bucks office. Learn more about UGA's Food Scholarship.
To Receive a Refund: The Cardholder should complete an Account Closure Form, select the option to receive a refund for remaining balances, and submit it to the Bulldog Bucks office.
Accounts that remain inactive for one year will be automatically closed out and the Cardholder will receive a refund for the remaining account balance.