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'BERG BUCKS: Frequently Asked Questions

What is ‘BERG BUCKS?

‘BERG BUCKS is the name of the declining balance account previously known as Flex Dollars.

How do I open a “BERG BUCKS” account?

Mail a check payable to “MC ‘BERG BUCKS” to the Controller’s Office.

Is ‘BERG BUCKS part of meal plans?

‘BERG BUCKS is not part of meal plans, but offers an opportunity to customize plans offering additional buying power to meet your needs.

What is the difference between ‘BERG BUCKS and Dining Dollars?

‘BERG BUCKS: 

  • Are not part of any meal plans. 
  • May be used at on campus dining venues, the ‘Berg Bookshop, on campus laundry machines in major residence halls. 
  • Unspent funds roll from semester to semester and year to year. Unspent funds ($25.00 or greater) will be refunded to the student. 
  • Funds can be added at any time. 

Dining Dollars: 

  • Are exclusive to Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Cardinal meal plans. 
  • May only be used at on campus dining venues. 
  • Unspent funds roll from semester to semester but are forfeited at the conclusion of the Spring semester.
  • Additional funds may not be added.

What is a declining balance?

Declining balance means with every transaction the amount available in the account declines; similar to a pre-paid gift card.

What happens if I don’t have sufficient funds in my account?

Transactions will be denied if sufficient funds are unavailable to cover a purchase.

Can I pay with a combination of ‘BERG BUCKS and another form of payment (Cash, Credit, Debit or Check)?

You may tell the vendor to apply $X.XX using your ‘BERG BUCKS and pay the balance with another form of payment.

Can I withdraw cash or receive cash back with a ‘BERG BUCKS account?

Cash withdrawals or cash back above the amount of sale are NOT an option.

How can I check my ‘BERG BUCKS balance?

When making a purchase, ask a cashier for your current balance.

How can I add funds to my ‘BERG BUCKS account?

To add funds, cardholders can visit the Cashier Window through the Controller’s Office located in the lower level of the Haas College Center or mail a check to the Controller’s Office made payable to “MC ‘BERG BUCKS”.

What happens to unspent ‘BERG BUCKS funds?

The ‘BERG BUCKS fund balance transfers from year to year and ends at graduation. Students are encouraged to keep minimal balances in their ‘BERG BUCKS account. After graduation, accounts with remaining ‘BERG BUCKS funds in excess of $25.00, will be refunded to the student. Accounts with $25.00 and less will be transferred to the Class Year Fund.

Is there a minimum deposit?

The minimum deposit is $25.00. You may start with a minimum deposit in the ‘BERG BUCKS account and review the activity to estimate usage. Additional deposits may be made throughout the year.

Are there other policies regarding ‘BERG BUCKS that I should be aware of?

Please click here to view the complete ‘BERG BUCKS Policy.

Who can I contact if I have additional questions?

For questions related to on-campus dining contact Muhlenberg Dining at: diningcomments@muhlenberg.edu or (484) 664-4047 

For questions concerning ‘Berg Bucks accounts (opening an account, balance information, adding funds, etc.) contact the Controller’s Office at: arlevito@muhlenberg.edu, dromig@muhlenberg.edu or (484) 664-3150.

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