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Bear Bucks is a great way for Faculty-Staff members to make seamless, tax-free purchases across WashU campuses, and support the University’s community partners. Read about how Bear Bucks can benefit you on the HR website!
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Faculty-Staff members may enroll in their Bear Bucks account through One Wustl.
Please select Bear Bucks for Faculty & Staff and follow the directions to open your account.
Adding Funds Options
Single Payroll Deduction
  • Points are purchased and held in the account to be used at the time of purchase.
  • Purchased points do not expire. Points are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Points are immediately placed in the account for use. Your payroll deduction will be posted at the end of the pay period.
  • When a declining balance is depleted, purchases may be made with points, as mentioned above. Point purchases are subject to sales tax.
Charge Feature
  • The employee establishes a personal spending limit, which is a self-determined limit on spending for each pay period.
  • When a charge feature has been activated, points are tallied against your personal spending limit.
  • Each pay period, charged purchases are totaled and billed through payroll deduction.
  • No charges can be incurred beyond your personal spending limit.
  • Personal spending limits are reset each pay period. They may only be adjusted by the employee. Changes may take place with the next pay period.
GET for GrubHub
  • To complete purchases on GrubHub with Bear Bucks on and off-campus, you will need to add funds directly through the GET app to place into your ‘CCA’ account. You can also add funds to this account in-person at Our Office. If you use the charge feature alone, it will NOT work on GrubHub payments.
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Payment Logistics
  • When a purchase is made, points are deducted first from the available declining balance.
  • If no points are available from the declining balance, points are tallied against the available personal spending limit.
  • When no points are available in the declining balance and the personal spending limit has been reached for that pay period, the remaining purchase must be made with cash. Point purchases are subject to sales tax.
Payroll Scheduling
Authorized payroll deductions are tallied and forwarded to the Payroll Services Office on a regular schedule. For employees paid on a biweekly schedule, this deduction occurs every 14 days. All spending during this time is tallied and submitted on the Tuesday prior to the last day of the pay period. For employees paid on a monthly schedule, this deduction is submitted to the Payroll Services Office on the 15th of each month.
Important for Faculty-Staff members using Bear Bucks

Bear Bucks are a 1-to-1 exchange for US dollars. Fees may apply if you are loading funds from a credit card.

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For on-campus purchases, Bear Bucks are non-taxable unlike paying with cash or a credit card. This saves you about 9% per every on-campus transaction.

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Unfortunately Bear Bucks, once loaded onto an account, are completely non-transferable and non-refundable.

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If you have a favorite business that does not take Bear Bucks, please let us know and we can work with them to add functionality.

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Terms of Service
Maintenance of Account
  • Once an account is established, a patron will continue to have an account as long as the patron maintains a relationship with the university.
  • Funds placed on an account roll over from semester to semester and year to year.
  • No minimum balance is required to maintain an account.
  • Added funds are non-transferable and non-refundable.
Monthly spending limit
  • Faculty-Staff can only add/spend a maximum of $400 each month.
Closing of the Account
  • If an employee retires, is terminated, or voluntarily separates from the University, the remaining balance in the account will be forfeited.
Account deactivation/reactivation
  • The Bear Bucks account may be deactivated or reactivated at any time. The account may also be deactivated by calling 314-935-8800 during Campus Card Services business hours. The university may, at its discretion, deactivate a Bear Bucks account if the university determines that the account holder has violated these Terms & Conditions or has otherwise abused the Bear Bucks program.