Why CampusAccess ?
The CampusAccess account is a declining balance account somewhat like a bank debit card that can be used to make purchases on and off campus. Every CampusAccess photo identification card has a CampusAccess account associated with it. However, unlike a debit card you cannot withdrawl cash from the CampusAccess acount.
The CampusAccess account is a flexible spending account, voluntarily funded apart from any other university account you might have. Cardholders, especially student cardholders, may have multiple accounts with Indiana University. For instance, the meal plan account associated with university housing contracts restricts usage to only dining at campus resident halls and RPS operated convenience stores.
Unlike meal plans offered by the university CampusAccess funds may be spent almost everywhere on campus; for laundry in the residence halls, recreation, dining and the hair salon in the Union buildingeven to rent a kayak at Outdoor Adventures.
Off campus, funds may be spent at bookstores, pharmacies, gas stations and grocery storesanywhere you see the CampusAccess logo. Of course many Bloomington eateries accept CampusAccess as well, extended dining options beyond contracted IBucks and UBucks meal plans.
CampusAccess funds are a secure and convenient way to make purchases throughout the day without having to carry cash or a separate debit or credit card. Many find CampusAccess a useful way to establish a budget and control spending.
The official university ID card is your CampusAccess cardif you have your ID you have the means to eat, buy school supplies, pick up a prescription or even show IU pride with a new T-shirtas long as you have funds in your account.
Deposits may be made in a variety of ways. See Deposit Options