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Blue Bucks.

Get Yours.


Blue Bucks are the campus currency at the University of Michigan. Use them for on-campus dining, books and fan gear.

Easy to Use

When you buy Blue Bucks, they are instantly credited to your Mcard. Making a purchase is easy, too—just swipe your Mcard at the register to pay.


There’s no need to carry cash with Blue Bucks. Just use your Mcard at any on-campus location, including campus cafés and markets, and dining halls.


Blue Bucks are refundable and never expire. They automatically roll over from year to year as long as you’re a student or an employee of the University.

Add Blue Bucks

Online Visit GET

Log into GET and select “Add Blue Bucks” to purchase Blue Bucks online. You can bill them to your student account or use a credit card to pay.

If you are unable to add funds online please email us at bluebucks@umich.edu detailing the problem you are experiencing. 

In Person Find a Michigan Dining Location

Buy Blue Bucks during regular service hours at any Michigan Dining market or café with cash* or credit card.
*Not all Michigan Dining markets and cafés accept cash


If you need a refund, email us at bluebucks@umich.edu.
Michigan Dining reserves the right to issue refunds in the original form of payment.

Blue Bucks Basics

  • Blue Bucks cannot be used to purchase gift cards.
  • A $10 minimum deposit is required for in-person deposits at Michigan Dining markets and cafés.
  • A $50 minimum deposit is required to bill your student account.
  • A $20 minimum deposit is required to bill a credit card.
  • Student refunds are credited to the Student Account.
  • Balances of less than $5 are forfeited and cannot be refunded.
  • Refer to the Blue Bucks Account Disclosure Statement for full terms and conditions.


If you have questions about how to buy or use Blue Bucks, please contact us at bluebucks@umich.edu or 734.763.8250.