Opening Your Account

Huskie Bucks is a pre-paid debit account that is opened with the university and accessed with your OneCard ID. Students, faculty and staff may open a Huskie Bucks account at any time by completing an account agreement form and returning it to the OneCard ID Services Office (in person, by mail, by fax, or electronically using an NIU email account). Once your account has been opened, you may deposit funds using one of the many deposit options offered.

Minimum balance

There is no minimum balance required to maintain a Huskie Bucks account. However, as this is a debit account and not a credit account, the balance must not drop below $0.00.


There are no annual fees, over-limit charges or late payment fees with the Huskie Bucks Program. However, checks that are written to the university and are returned as non-sufficient funds are subject to a fee.

Huskie Bucks accounts with a balance of $5.00 or more which show no activity for a period of one year will be charged an inactivity fee of $5.00 per month. This does not mean you will be billed each month, but rather this inactivity fee is subtracted from the remaining balance of your Huskie Bucks account until it reaches $0.00 at which time the account is closed. For more information, see the last page of the Huskie Bucks Account Agreement.

For detailed information about Huskie Bucks, please read our disclosure statement in the Huskie Bucks Account Agreement. Contact us for questions or assistance.