Bear Bucks Funds FAQ

How can I add money to my Bear Bucks Account?
You can add money to your account anytime online through the GET portal using a credit or debit card. You may also utilize a campus ValuePort machine to add cash, or visit the Cashier's Office to add money by cash, check, or wire transfer. The Cashier's Office is located on the second floor of J. Walter Wilson (69 Brown Street). 

How long does it take for new funds to become available?
When you put new funds in your Bear Bucks account, these funds should become available as soon as you complete the transaction.  If you have problems, please call the Brown Card office at (401) 863-2273.

Can I use my Bear Bucks account to get cash?
No, it cannot be used to obtain cash or cash advances. Under no circumstances may debits or charges to an account reduce the account balance below zero. 

Does my Bear Bucks account ever expire?
No, your Bear Bucks account does not expire until you separate from the University.  Any balance remaining in the account following graduation, separation or withdrawl will be refunded in full.

Exception: If the University is forced to draw from the account to clear an outstanding debt of the cardholder, only the unused balance will be refunded.

Can I see a report of my transactions and balance?
Log into your GET account. Transaction histories will be displayed for up to the past six months. Information displayed for each transaction includes date and time, location, account, type of transaction and transaction amount.

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