What Are Flex Dollars?
Students may purchase Flex Dollars that can be used at various locations on campus
and off campus
. Flex Dollars work dollar for dollar, therefore if you purchase 50 flex dollars you will be credited $50 on your Connect Card. Flex Dollars are accepted in the BSU Bookstore, at vending machines, laundry machines, public photo copiers, stamps at BSU mailroom, dining halls and participating off-campus merchants
. Flex Dollars carry over from year to year and upon graduation or withdrawal and balances greater than $20.00 are refundable. (A $20.00 processing fee will be deducted from the balance prior to refund.) Otherwise a refund will be processed for any account that is inactive for a period of 365 consecutive days. Please note if a student has an outstanding balance with the university, the flex dollars will be applied to the account. Any remaining balance will be refunded to the student. Click here to download the Flex Dollars Refund Request.pdf
Faculty and Staff are also eligible to purchase Flex Dollars. Flex dollars carry from year to year and balances greater than $20.00 are refundable at the end of employment with BSU. (A $20.00 processing fee will be deducted from the balance prior to refund.) A refund check will be issued within 60 days of the end of employment.
How To Purchase Flex Dollars
Students may purchase flex dollars in person at Student Accounts, by mail with a check or credit card (download form Flex_dollar_purch_2015_2016).pdf
), by phone with a credit card by calling Student Accounts at (508) 531-1225, or by using the Online Card Office
with a credit card (MasterCard or VISA). If you are new to the online card office, the steps below will help you get started.
Login as a new user (click on "I'm new here"):
- Enter your Banner ID
- Email address
- Click Next
You will receive a password through email within minutes
You are now ready to:
- Make deposits
- Check account activity
- Deactivate your card (in case of lost/stolen card)
- Change your password
There are also Cash to Card Machines located in the Rondileau Campus Center, East Campus Commons, Tinsley Center and Maxwell Library for quick and easy Flex Dollar purchases.
How To Check My Balance
Students may check their flex dollar balance at any of the four Cash to Card Machines, by contacting the Parking Services and Connect Card Office or at any dining hall register.
Students are able to view Flex, Financial Aid Flex, Billed Flex, Aviation Flex and Dining Dollar balances by swiping their cards at any of the four cash to card machines, by using the Online Card Office or by calling the Parking Services and Connect Card Office. Reports showing all transaction may also be obtained by contacting the Parking Services and Connect Card Office. Dining hall cash register receipts will also provide meal plan swipe, dining dollar and flex dollar balances.