Cougar Bucks — Optional account that can be used for vending, laundry, printing, bookstore, meals, other places on campus and for off-campus vendors. See a full list of places you can use your Cougar Card on-campus and off-campus. Funds are added to this account online through Blackboard (login, select "Services" then "my Cougar Card" on the second tab), GET (select Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as your institution then "Login to GET"), the GET phone app, or in person with the Cougar Bucks Deposit Form at the Bursar Office, Rendleman Hall, Room 1101. Unspent money can be refunded upon separation from the University with the submittal of a completed Request for Refund form. See Request for Refund for details.
Mandatory Meal Plan – 60/40 Plan or Plan A or B — These meal plans are required and are part of the housing contract for all residents of Woodland, Prairie, or Bluff Hall. No sales tax is charged for mandatory meal plans. Residents of Evergreen Hall or Cougar Village Apartments have the option of purchasing Plan A or B. Plans can be used only for meals at any University food venue. Any unspent money on these plans is refunded automatically at the end of spring semester to the student's account.
|Spend $ on ...||Tax-Exempt?||Available to ...||Refundable?|
|Cougar Bucks||Meals and More on & off-campus||No||Students, faculty, staff||Yes, upon separation from the University|
|Mandatory Meal Plans||Meals Only||Yes||Mandatory for residents of Woodland, Prairie of Bluff Hall. Optional for residents of Evergreen Hall and Cougar Village||Yes. Automatically refunded at end of spring semester to your student account|