Bear Bucks are the University’s declining balance account for your student’s BearPass card operated by Blackboard.
Bear Bucks can be used at all campus vendors, including Plaster Student Union restaurants (except the bank and the Post Office which is cash only), Bear Necessities. the Meyer Library and the Bookstore. If you invest in Bear Bucks your student will only need his/her BearPass ID card for most on-campus purchases. Your student would only have one card instead of cash/change or several other cards in his/her wallet.
There are no fees, minimum balance requirements or other stipulations like a bank card has. Since Bear Bucks is a declining balance account, it cannot go into overdraft. That feature avoids costly fees that banks impose. Bear Bucks is a safer, more efficient way for your student to keep and spend their money on campus. Furthermore, Bear Bucks do not expire.
There are two ways to add more money to your student’s Bear Bucks account. Money can be added online through his/her “my.missouristate.edu” portal or in person at the Bursar’s Office in Carrington Hall.
Learn more information about Bear Bucks and the Bear Pass card here.