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Campus ID Services

Division of Student Life and Enrollment

Financial Aid Options

Deposit funds from your Financial Aid directly to your ID BUC$!

How Does it Work? 

In Goldlink you have the option of selecting to have a portion of your Financial Aid Award Refund deposited directly to your campus debit account. These funds may then be accessed through your student ID card. This Financial Aid refund is processed after all University fees (i.e. tuition, housing, and other fees) are paid. After all fees are deducted from your award, you may select from the remaining amount to be refunded, how much you wish to transfer to your ID BUC$ from the drop down menu in Goldlink. All remaining funds, after your ID BUC$ deposit, will be electronically transferred to your designated bank account.


Why Transfer Financial Aid to ID BUC$?

  • Money goes on a week before classes!
  • You get free gifts! (See right column for more information) 
  • You can purchase your books and supplies at both ETSU bookstore locations!
  • ID BUC$ DO NOT EXPIRE and roll over from one semester to the next! 


Dates GoldLink can accept Financial Aid transfers to ID BUC$:

***Spring 2019***
December 1st - January 8, 2019.

After the last day, all ID BUC$ Financial Aid transfer requests must be made at the Bursar's Office. Financial Aid funds are transferred to the student's ID BUC$ account after this time frame has closed.


  • You must be receiving a Financial Aid Refund Award of a minimum of $100.
  • Register for at least 6 credit hours of classes.
  • Confirm for those classes in GoldLink

To Transfer Funds:

  1. Go to GoldLink
  2. Select Student on the left column
  3. Account
  4. Partial Financial Refund to ID BUC$ Card



What is ID BUC$?

Your Campus ID Card may also be used as a debit card (ID BUC$). ID BUC$ features a declining balance program that works exactly like using a credit card, ONLY IN REVERSE! The difference is that you deposit money in the account prior to spending it (much like a checking account).Upon receipt of your money, an account is set up for use with your identification card. The card reader will record the transaction and instantly display the remaining balance of your account. To make a purchase at any of the participating locations, simply swipe or present your Campus ID card to the cashier.

Your ID BUC$ account may be used to purchase textbooks and supplies, pay for fees and services all over campus, purchase food on and off campus, do your laundry, purchase gas, postal services, vending machines, and much more. 

Be sure to read the ID BUC$ terms and conditions.

For more information on ID BUC$, please email us at . Be sure to include your name and E # with your e-mail!

Deposit funds from your award and receive a FREE GIFT! 

Stop by Campus ID Services to pick up during the first two weeks of the semester. Options are: 

$100 or more choose one:

  • T-Shirt
  • Coffee Cup
  • Baseball Hat

$500 or more:

  • Gym Bag
  • Two $100 items
GET - Manage your ID Card Anytime!
The GET website and app can be accessed to make additional deposits to your account, allow others to deposit to your account from any location, check your balance at any time, and see a history of your transactions. Click the link above for more information! 


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