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Bobcat Cash Program

Bobcat Cash is money put on deposit with the University (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, retail and public printing 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 currently be used off-campus, does not allow for cash withdrawals, cannot be used to purchase alcoholic beverages, and cannot be used to purchase textbooks on the Athens Campus. The only campus bookstore that currently accepts Bobcat Cash is the Zanesville Campus Bookstore.

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

Please see the Terms & Conditions page for more information on the structure of the Bobcat Cash program.


Fast Facts

  • There is no minimum deposit requiremed to open a Bobcat Cash account
  • Everyone who has an OHIO ID Card has a Bobcat Cash account available to them, including off-campus students and regional campus students
  • All funds carry over from semester to semester and year to year