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$?
- Money goes on a week before classes!
- You get additional bonus funds!
- You can purchase your books and supplies at both ETSU bookstore locations!
- ID BUC$ DO NOT EXPIRE and roll over from one semester to the next!
Dates GoldLink can accept Financial Aid transfers to ID BUC$:
Deposits begin November 11, 2021
Deposits end January 11, 2022
Money transfers will occur on January 12, 2022
After the last day, all ID BUC$ 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 $100.
- Register for at least 6 credit hours of classes.
- Confirm for those classes in GoldLink
To Transfer Funds:
- Go to GoldLink
- Select Student on the left column
- Partial Financial Refund to ID BUC$ Card
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.
Deposit funds from your award and receive a free gift!
For more information on ID BUC$, please email us at IDBUCS@etsu.edu. Be sure to include your name and E # with your e-mail!