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What is ShastaBUCKS?

ShastaBUCKS is the new name for our current flexible spending account.

ShastaBUCKS is the easy-to-use, cashless form of payment accessible through your Cougar Card. ShastaBUCKS is a convenient option for any cardholder to preload funds to make purchases at any participating ShastaBUCKS Merchants.

Activating your ShastaBUCKS account with a deposit gives you buying power across the entire UH campus as well as our UH Sugar Land and UH Katy locations.

Benefits of ShataBUCKS

  • Dollar-to-Dollar declining balance account
  • No credit card fees
  • Provides security and convenience
  • No need to carry cash on campus
  • On Campus Food Purchases (Residential & Retail Locations)
  • On Campus Non-Food Purchases (Textbooks, Apparel, Supplies, & Accessories)
  • On Campus Printing
  • On Campus Vending Machines – snack and beverage
  • Continuous Roll Over (until graduation or departure from University)
  • UH Farmer's Market
  • Off campus locations
ShastaBUCKS can be used at all residential and retail food locations, campus bookstores, printing labs, and beverage & snack vending machines. Once predetermined print allocations in your printing accounts are depleted, adding funds to your ShastaBUCKS account will ensure on-going printing privileges. ShastaBUCKS funds are available from deposits you make either online or at the Cougar Card Office. Remember ShastaBUCKS does roll over from semester to semester and, any balance remaining in the ShastaBUCKS account after one year of inactivity will be forfeit.

You may close your ShastaBUCKS account at any time. There is a $5 processing fee for closing an account with a balance of $5 or more; balances less than $5 are nonrefundable. Cash withdrawals are not permitted. All refunds from closed ShastaBUCKS accounts will be credited against any debts owed by cardholder to the University of Houston.