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Bearcat Card FAQs

  1. How does the Bearcat Card work?
  2. Where can I deposit money into my account?
  3. Is there a fee attached to the Bearcat Card, or a minimum balance required?
  4. Where can I use my Bearcat Card?
  5. What are the benefits of having a Bearcat Card?
  6. What do I do if I lose my Bearcat Card or have problems with it?
  7. Can I get a refund of monies I do not spend during the semester? And will I receive a statement?
  8. How and where can I get started?
  9. If I am an employee, what do I do to sign up for a Bearcat Card, or to use Payroll deduction?
  1. How does the Bearcat Card work?
    The Bearcat Card is the same as your UC ID. The Bearcat Card is activated by depositing money into your account. Choose the amount of money that you wish to deposit. You can use cash, check, debit, or credit card. Once activated, you can draw on the funds by presenting the card when making a purchase at participating locations.

  2. Where can I deposit money into my account?
    Money can be deposited at any time during the year at convenient locations around campus, our Web site canopy.uc.edu 24/7, at the MainStreet Connection Center desk on level 3 of Tangeman University Center (TUC), at Langsam Library on the 4th floor, Medical Science Building 1st Floor, or level 2 of TUC using the VTS (Value Transfer Station) where you add money on the spot, or call the Bearcat Card office at 513-556-2000.

  3. Is there a fee attached to the Bearcat Card, or a minimum balance required?
    No. There are no transaction fees, or minimum balance required for the Bearcat Card account.

  4. Where can I use my Bearcat Card?
    You can use your Bearcat Card at over 400 locations on and off-campus. Check out the full list here. Also, look for the Bearcat Card acceptance signs at participating locations.

  5. What are the benefits of having a Bearcat Card?
    There are several benefits. It is convenient, fast, safe, and you don’t have to carry lots of cash or credit cards. There are no transaction fees and a lost card doesn’t mean lost money if reported right away. You can save money when you do laundry, make copies, or take advantage of weekly Bearcats Bargains. You can extend the flexibility of your Bearcat Card by linking it to a new or existing PNC checking account.  Your Bearcat Card becomes your ATM card giving you access to ATMs around the country, and shopping almost everywhere pin-based debit is accepted.

  6. What do I do if I lose my Bearcat Card or have problems with it?
    You should report lost cards immediately. Report lost cards or problems from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm to 513-556-2000. You can also log onto our Web site at canopy.uc.edu and suspend your card. Contact the Bearcat Card office Monday - Saturday at 513-556-2000. Replacement cards can be purchased at Edwards Center Public Safety at a cost of $20.00 Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  You must report your lost card to PNC bank if your card is linked to your checking account.  Go online at pnc.com/uc or call 800-531-1648. You must go in person to the Bearcat Card office to have your funds transferred to your new card and have your card reinstated.

  7. May I get a refund of monies I do not spend on my Bearcat Card account during the semester? And will I receive a statement?
    Refunds are given upon request if you are leaving or withdrawing from the University. Otherwise, the balance rolls over to the next semester. Statements, up to thirty days, can be viewed online using your Blackboard account.

    *Minus a $5 processing fee. See Terms and Conditions.

  8. How and where can I get started?
    You can go online to deposit funds at canopy.uc.edu, or stop by the MainStreet Connection desk in TUC to get started. If you deposit through the online service, you can go to uc.edu/bearcatcard and choose “Open an Account.”  Fill out the required information, sign the form, and submit. If you want to extend the flexibility of your Bearcat Card by opening a PNC checking account and linking it to your Bearcat Card account, go to pnc.com/uc and get started today.

  9. If I am an employee, what do I do to sign up for a Bearcat Card, or to use Payroll deduction?
    As an employee, you can go to uc.edu/bearcatcard and choose “Open an Account.”  Fill out the required information for Bearcat Card Debit account, or Campus Services Charge account if you are an employee wanting to use payroll deduction. Sign the form, and submit it. If you want to extend the flexibility of your Bearcat Card by opening a PNC checking account and linking it to your Bearcat Card account, go to pnc.com/uc and get started today.