What is Bulldog Bucks?

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.

Who can sign up for Bulldog Bucks?

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.

How do I sign up for my Bulldog Bucks Account?
  1. 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 godawgs@uga.edu, your MyID is "godawgs".
  2. You must have a UGACard. If you do not have one, visit the UGA Card Office.
  3. 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 Account. You will need your MyID and password to log in. 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. 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 Account, call us at 706-542-8257 or send us an email with your problem to bbucks@uga.edu and we will be glad to assist you.
  4. Sign into your Bulldog Bucks Account to make a deposit, see your transactions and access your account statements.
Where can I find my 16 digit card number?

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."

Where can I spend Bulldog Bucks?

Bulldog Bucks are accepted as payment for on-campus services including:

  • Printing in computer labs and the libraries
  • Photo copying
  • UGA Dining Services
  • UGA Bookstore Purchases
  • Over 150 vending machines on the UGA campus
Will my funds rollover from semester to semester? Year after Year?

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. 

I attempted to make a deposit onto my account. The funds appear to have been taken from my credit/debit card but not made it into my Bulldog Bucks account. What’s the deal?

Your transaction has been voided by the system. This can happen due to a variety of reasons including not having a active Bulldog Bucks Account, 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 you complete the Bulldog Bucks agreement if you have not already done so and then try the deposit again or if you wish, come by the One Stop Shop and make a deposit in person Monday thru Friday 8:00AM until 5:00PM.

Where can I add money to my Bulldog Bucks Account?

You can add money online when you Sign into your Bulldog Bucks Account, in person at the One Stop Shop in Tate Plaza or at the VTS machine located at the Main Library.

How can I make a guest deposit on my student's Bulldog Bucks account?

To add money online to your student's account, go to the Guest Account Login page. Your login is your Guest Email address. If you are a parent attempting to use the site, your student needs to authorize you for Guest Access before you can log in. Once you are granted access, use your email address to login. Once you log in, change your password to something you remember.

When can I access my Bulldog Bucks account online?

Once you have signed up for a Bulldog Bucks account, it may take up to 5 minutes for your account to become active.

How can I access my account activity?

To access activity after May 6, 2013, sign on to our new system. For information on your account activity prior to May 6, 2013 please contact us.

How do I check my account balance?

You can check your balance online, 24 hours a day, by logging on to the Deposits site, or you can come by the One Stop Shop.

Note that you cannot check your balance at any 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).

What should I do if I lose my card?

You can log on to the card holder account management system 24 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.

If I need a new card, where do I get one?

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.

What is the "Daily Unattended Limit"?

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.

I know I have enough money in my account, why am I unable to print or purchase from vending?

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.

How do I change my Daily Unattended Limit?

For the protection of the Cardholder, a daily limit for preauthorized services is automatically set at $10. Preauthorized services are vending, copying, and printing. This limit does not apply to other services. The limit may be changed to a daily limit of no more than $50 by the Cardholder using the card holder account management system. Once updated, your changes will be immediate. The limit may be changed to a daily limit of no more than $50.

Why is my account balance different at Printing, Copying, and Vending?

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.

How can I get a copy of my Agreement?

You can view or download the Bulldog Bucks Customer Agreement online by clicking here.

How do I close my account?

Accounts can be closed online using our Account Closure Form or in person at the One Stop Shop.

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 Dining Administrative 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 Dining Administrative 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.