Bulldog Bucks provide a flexible and convenient way to spend money both on and off campus. Simply load funds onto your Drake Card and scan like you would a debit or credit card instead of using cash. Bulldog Bucks roll over from semester to semester as long as you are actively using your account (accounts will be cleared after a full year of inactivity)
Bulldog Bucks can be used for:
To kick off our newly adopted Drake Neighborhood Bulldog Bucks program, and to encourage student interaction in the Drake community, we have organized a spring semester promotion to encourage visits to the local businesses near campus. The objective for students will be to visit either all 8 off campus Bulldog Bucks merchants, or a total of 8 Drake neighborhood businesses (tracking businesses not on the Bulldog Bucks program by using a hashtag with a posted photo - #dogtowndash) during the spring semester. We’ll plan to run this program from 2/1 – 5/2, and the first 100 students to complete this challenge will earn a t-shirt!
Feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about this promotion. You will be contacted by this email address with challenge updates and a pre/post-program survey. Participants will also be alerted when they have completed the challenge.
Funds can be added during business hours in the Student Services Center (credit or debit preferred, check and cash also accepted). Cardholders and guests can also add funds online in our eAccounts portal. Mastercard, Visa, and Discover cards only - American Express cards are not accepted at this time.
A free mobile application is also available to add funds if you've saved a payment method in the main site. You can download the Blackboard eAccounts application for either Apple or Android phones.
Any of these locations will not only allow you to make deposits to your Bulldog Bucks account, you can also check your remaining balances, recent transactions, view monthly statements, or mark a misplaced card as "lost".
For detailed instructions on how to navigate the eAccounts portal, use any of the tutorials below!
The University adds $20.00 of Bulldog Bucks for all full-time students to use during the Fall and Spring semesters, and $2.00 to use if enrolled in a J-term or Summer course. These funds will be loaded into your account by noon on the first day of your semester. These Bulldog Bucks can only be used for printing, and will be cleared if not used. They cannot be used for food, and they will not carry forward to future semesters. Print money for professional programs (Law and Pharmacy) will load at the start of their fall and spring semesters, which may not align with undergraduate timelines.
Bulldog Bucks can be used for printing, but for printing costs, technical printing support or information about the PaperCut system, contact Information Technology Services.
If you are a full-time student that did not receive the printing allocation on your Bulldog Bucks account this semester, do not hesitate to contact us.
See below for an update on what your Printing balance may look like in the Papercut application. The $20 balance currently labeled "Bulldog Bucks" is the amount loaded from the university for full-time students.