Card Options

Use your OneCard a number of ways. Choose the option best for you.

 1) Use as your photo ID – no registration required

Just pick up your OneCard and go. You’re not required to reqister it through this site if you only wish to use it as your student photo ID.  You’ll still be able to use the card in the library, cashier’s office—anywhere you’re asked for your student ID number on campus.  If you receive financial aid and do not register your OneCard, you’ll still receive your aid–it’ll just be disbursed to you through the mail via a paper check.

2) Choose to Activate the U.S. Bank Prepaid Debit MasterCard® Account!

You have the option of activating the U.S. Bank Prepaid Debit MasterCard® feature of your BC OneCard so that it can be used to make purchases on campus and anywhere debit MasterCard is accepted. There’s no enrollment fee, no monthly service fee and no minimum balance requirement. Certain fees may apply to the use of the Card. You can use it at more than 1.5 million ATMs globally.
In addition, when you activate your U.S. Bank Prepaid Debit MasterCard account, you will receive any eligible school refunds directly to your BC OneCard.

You will be able to activate your account when you receive your BC OneCard at the PALS Center.

To learn more about the U.S. Bank Prepaid Debit MasterCard, visit

3) Register your OneCard and set up direct deposit directly to your existing personal bank account

If you’d rather not have your financial aid disbursed electronically on to your BC OneCard, you can elect to have the college deposit the funds directly into your personal bank account.  To choose this option, register your BC OneCard and follow steps for direct deposit under “Disbursement Options.”