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Bobcat Cash 


General Information   :   Account Setup   :   Adding Funds   :   Charges
Documentation   :   Refunds   :   Inactive Accounts   :   Lost / Stolen Cards


General Information

Bobcat Cash is money put on account (similar to a prepaid debit card) that can be used at the dining halls, convenience stores, vending machines, laundry centers and various on campus food-service and retail operations. Simply add money to this account and then use the Ohio University-issued ID card to access this service. Additional deposits can be added as needed throughout the academic year.  Bobcat Cash cannot be used off-campus, does not allow for cash withdrawals and cannot be used to purchase textbooks.

Bobcat Cash account balances will automatically carry over to each new semester and / or academic year, provided the cardholder remains a registered student or employee of Ohio University. The maximum amount available per day is $100 or the entire balance, whichever is less. There is no limit on the frequency of transactions.

Bobcat Cash funds are nontransferable. For security reasons, additional information may be required to prove identity of the card presenter, who also may be asked to sign a proof of purchase sales slip.

There are no charges for any transactions using the Bobcat Cash account, nor will there be any interest earned for the cardholder on any Bobcat Cash balance. There is a $25 charge for closing a Bobcat Cash account and requesting a refund of available monies. Refund requests must be made in writing to Residential Housing and no partial refunds will be made. Ohio University reserves the right to apply requested refunds to other amounts owed to the University. A check for the balance will be mailed within 15 business days of receipt of the request.


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Bobcat Cash Account Setup

A minimum deposit of $50 is needed to activate your Bobcat Cash account. Students can enroll or add subsequent deposits to their account in person at the Office of the Bursar, via the student's MyOHIO Student Center portal or by mail to the Office of the Bursar. Funds deposited to Bobcat Cash account will be available for use 24-48 hours after the deposit is received.


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Adding Funds

  • Check or Money Order (payable to Ohio University)
    In available memo section, specify 'Bobcat Cash' and the student's PID. These can be mailed to Office of the Bursar, P.O. Box 960, 010 Chubb Hall; Athens, OH 45701-2979.
  • On-line:  eChecks or MasterCard, Discover, Visa and American Express can be used on-line through the student or authorized user's MyOHIO Student Center Account. To access this option, log in to the MyOHIO Student Center, select the "Accounts" tab, select the "Make a Payment" link under the "Finances" section, and click on the "Bobcat Cash" link.  There is NO service charge for an eCheck payment.  A 2.9% service charge will be assessed on a credit card payment.


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Charges

There are no charges for any transactions using the Bobcat Cash account. Nor will there be any interest earned for the cardholder on any Bobcat Cash balance. There is a $25.00 charge for closing a Bobcat Cash account and requesting a refund of available monies.

 


Account Documentation and Disclosures

Cardholders are entitled to a printout of any and all transactions of their Bobcat Cash account. Requests for documentation should be made at the University ID Office, the Residential Housing Office or Dining Service locations. If any statement shows transfers that were not made by the cardholder, the cardholder should contact the Residential Housing Office immediately at 740.593.4090. If the Residential Housing Office is not notified within 60 days after the statement was made available to the cardholder, the amount charged after the 60 days may be forfeited if the University can prove it could have stopped illegal use of the card. The University will only disclose information about Bobcat Cash accounts to third parties when it is necessary for completing transactions; in order to comply with government agencies, internal University investigations, or any court orders; or with written permission from the cardholder.



Account Balance & Refund Policy

Bobcat Cash account balances will automatically carry over to each new semester and/or academic year, provided the cardholder remains a registered student or employee of Ohio University.

Requests for refunds must be made in writing to Residential Housing by emailing housing@ohio.edu. Refunds will be applied to other amounts owed the university and a check for the balance will be mailed within fifteen (15) business days of receipt of the refund request. A processing fee of $25.00 will be assessed for refunds.



Inactive Bobcat Cash Accounts

Should one calendar year pass with no activity and the cardholder is no longer a registered student or employee of Ohio University (Athens Campus), the balance of the Bobcat Cash account will be forfeited.



Lost or Stolen ID Card

During normal business hours, notify the university ID Card Office located in the Technology Depot on the ground floor of Baker University Center, 740.593.1610.

WARNING: Lost or stolen card liability states that if the University is notified of the lost card within two business days, the cardholder will be responsible for no more than $100. Failure to notify one of the above departments within the two days may result in a maximum liability of $500, providing the University can prove it could have prevented the illegal use of the card. For costs associated with acquiring a new ID card, visit www.ohio.edu/technology/ids.