Parent Benefits

  • Accepted – Welcomed at the places your student needs and wants to go on and off campus.
  • Convenience – Your student can make purchases with the ID card they already carry. No need to carry cash, exact change, or credit/debit cards.
  • Pre-paid – Students can only spend what they have. So, no surprise bills for anyone!
  • 24/7 Account Access – Your student can add value, manage account information, review transaction history and more 24/7! You too can have this access by having your student set up a Guest Account for you.
  • Guest User Account – Have your student establish a guest user (.pdf) account to enable you to easily add value and access his/her Ozzie Bucks account.
  • Easy to Add Value – Add funds to your student’s account by web, phone, mail, or in-person.
  • Instantly Available -Funds transferred via credit/debit card are available to your student immediately.
  • Safe & Secure – If the Access Card is lost, your student’s account can be suspended immediately and the value transferred to a new card.
  • Auto Reload – Automatically add value to your student’s Gaucho Bucks account on your schedule – a great budgeting tool for students and parents! Easy to set up and modify!
  • Carries Over – Unlike most Meal Plans, Gaucho Bucks value carries over each semester and year for as long as your student is a member of the University of California, Santa Barbara community. Click here to learn more about the difference between Meal Plans and Gaucho Bucks.

We invite you to contact the Access Card Service Center with questions or comments.