Vaquero Bucks

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Vaquero Bucks, also known as VBucks, is a prepaid expense plan in which your V OneCard can be used for purchases at retail locations throughout campus. Like Dining Dollars, they can be used to purchase meals. Unlike Dining Dollars, they can be used for retail goods and services on campus. 

When you make a minimum deposit of $20 via the GET Portal, your V OneCard becomes your VBucks card as well. Your daily deposit limit cannot exceed $500. VBucks may not be used to purchase gift cards.

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When you buy VBucks, they are credited to your V OneCard. Making a purchase is easy, too—just swipe your V OneCard at the register to pay.

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There’s no need to carry cash. Just use your V OneCard at any campus register that accepts VBucks. See below for participating retail locations.

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VBucks are refundable, never expire, and automatically roll over from year to year as long as you’re a student or an employee of the University. For a VBucks refund, complete the VBucks Refund Request Form.

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  • Students may add funds to their V OneCard using credit card or by billing their student account via Bill Me through the GET Portal. (If you elect Bill Me, payment to your student online bill will be due within 30 days of your request. Outstanding balances may result in suspesion of your VBucks, and/or a hold on your student account. You may log on to ASSIST or visit the Bursars Office to make payment.)
  • Parents, family and friends can deposit funds into a student's account through the GET Portal Guest Login. 
  • Full-Time Faculty and Staff may add funds to their V OneCard using credit card through the GET Portal.

For more information about loading VBucks on your V OneCard, email us at or call our offices at (956) 665-7276. You can also stop by our office during regular service hours located on the Edinburg campus, ESTUN 2.310.

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Add Financial Aid VBucks

Do you receive Financial Aid? Don’t wait for your funds, use them when you need them. Financial Aid students can transfer funds to their Vaquero OneCard and make purchases wherever VBucks are accepted. To transfer your funds go to ASSIST and click the “Vaquero OneCard ACCOUNT - TRANSFER FUNDS” link under the UTRGV Services tab. Your funds will be ready to use immediately!

Purchase your textbooks ahead of time with Vbucks | Don't wait on your refund and transfer FINANCIAL AID FUNDS yo your V OneCard! | Step 1. Log on to and select Assist from your applications. | Step 2. Click on the UTRGV Services tab and then on Vaquero OneCard Account - Transfer funds | Step 3. Follow the prompts to transfer funds to your V OneCard


  • Where Can I Use VBucks?

    VBucks can be used at the following locations throughout the Brownsville and Edinburg campuses.


    • Campus Store (Bookstore)
    • The Grill at El Comedor
    • SubConnection at El Comedor
    • Pizza Hut at El Comedor
    • The Grid at University Library
    • All Coca-Cola and Snack Vending Machines

    Edinburg Campus

    • Campus Store (Library Bookstore)
    • Dining Hall (all you can eat)
    • Student Union Game Room
    • Student Union Convenience Store (C-Store)
    • Student Union Food Court
      • El Pato
      • Chick-fil-A
      • The Grill           
      • Pizza Hut
      • WPB Starbucks at Su Cafe
      • Sub Connection
    • Jazzman's Cafe & Bakery (Library)
    • Sandella's Cafe (Science Building)
    • Simply To Go (Engineering Building)
    • Schunior Street Grill (School of Medicine)
    • All Coca-Cola and Snack Vending Machines