Paw Points & Bulldog Bucks


Paw Points

Certain meal plan options include Paw Points. Paw Points add on-campus dining flexibility by allowing purchases in our restaurants, coffee shops, and market locations (ex. Starbucks, Barberitos, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Chick-fil-A, and more) and Coca-Cola Vending machines on campus with just a swipe of your UGA OneCard. Different from Bulldog Bucks, all Paw Points purchases are tax free as they are a part of the meal plan and are designated for purchases at Dining Services' locations and Coca-Cola Vending machines only.

Points are deducted with each purchase. For example, if you visit a retail dining location and make a $5 purchase using Paw Points, then 5 points will be deducted from your account. Balances can be viewed through the student account management page.

Unused points at the end of Fall semester will be added to Spring semester's balance. Additional Paw Points can be purchased online in 50-point increments once your balance drops below 50 points. Don't worry about having to use them before the end of the academic year though, as your Paw Points will remain active for one calendar year past your last use of Paw Points. Even if you have graduated or are no longer on the meal plan, your unused Paw Points are still available as long as your UGA OneCard is active during that time period.

How to I pay using Paw Points?

Present your UGA OneCard to the cashier to use your Paw Points in on-campus restuarants, coffee shops and market locations as well as Quick Markets once you have made your selections. You can also use Paw Points to pay for items in vending machines and self-serve Campus Market Express locations by swiping your UGA OneCard in the credit card terminal. 


Bulldog Bucks

Bulldog Bucks are separate from your Meal Plan and are a convenient, secure, widely- accepted way to pay for all of your day-to-day expenses as a UGA student or faculty/staff member. You deposit money to your Bulldog Bucks account, and then spend that money using your existing UGA OneCard, much as you would with a debit card. You can use Bulldog Bucks at UGA Dining Services facilities, vending machines, the UGA Bookstore, and at Print/Copy Services. Click here to learn more and add money to your account.

Important: Purchases made at UGA Dining Services and vending will be deducted automatically from your Paw Points unless you specify that you would like to use Bulldog Bucks for payment.


Venn Diagram reading “Paw Points: Available with select meal plans. Automatic 8% discount on each purchase*. May purchase additional Paw Points. Get up to 25 free Paw Points per semester**. Valid 1-year past last transaction. Bulldog Bucks: Not associated with the meal plan. No discount on purchases. May be used for on-campus print services and at the UGA Bookstore. Functions like an on-campus debit card, declining balance. Accepts deposits. Both: Accepted at on-campus dining commons, retail locations, Coca-Cola machines, vending machines, Campus Market Express Locations, food truck partners. Redeem using UGA OneCard. *Since Paw Points are included with the meal plan, purchases are tax free. One Paw Point is equivalent to one tax-free dollar. Points are deducted with each purchase. **You receive 10 free Paw Points when you purchase a 7-day All-Access +100 Paw Point plan for a total of 110 points. You receive 25 free Paw Points when you purchase a 5-day All-Access + 250 Paw Point plan for a total of 275 points. Bulldog Bucks are an additional payment option available to you as a student and are separate from your meal plan. You can manage your Bulldog Bucks account at bulldogbucks.uga.edu”