Deacon dollars are a digital currency used by students at Deacon University. As a Deacon student, you likely have received some Deacon dollars to use for purchases on campus. There are a few quick and easy ways to check your Deacon dollar balance so you know how much you have available to spend.
Check on the Student Portal
The easiest way to check your Deacon dollar balance is by logging into the Deacon University student portal. After logging in with your student credentials, you will see a “Deacon Dollars” module on your homepage. This will display your current balance. The student portal allows you to check your balance at any time without having to go elsewhere.
Check at Point-of-Sale Terminals
If you are at a campus dining hall or store that accepts Deacon dollars, you can check your balance at the point-of-sale terminal. When you go to pay with your student ID card, the terminal will connect to the system and show your current Deacon dollar amount before completing the transaction. This allows you to know your updated balance after any purchases.
Call the Campus Card Office
You can also call the campus card office to check on your Deacon dollar balance. An employee there can look up your account and provide you with the amount over the phone. The number to call is usually printed on the back of your student ID card. Calling the campus card office is helpful if you are off campus and need to know your balance.
Check Online Statements
Deacon University provides online statements you can access to view Deacon dollar transactions and check your balance. You’ll log in with your student credentials and be able to see deposits, purchases, and the remaining balance. Statements are updated after each transaction so they provide an accurate look at your Deacon dollar account.
Set Up Balance Alerts
For convenience, you can set up alerts for your Deacon dollar balance through the student portal. You can choose to receive alerts when your balance drops below a certain amount. For example, setting an alert for when your balance drops below $20 will let you know when it’s time to add more funds. Balance alerts can help you stay on top of your Deacon dollar amount.
Use the Campus Mobile App
Deacon University has a free mobile app you can download on your smartphone. After logging in, you will find your Deacon dollar balance displayed right on the homepage. The campus mobile app makes it easy to check your balance no matter where you are. You can download the app for iPhone and Android devices.
Checking your Deacon dollar balance is quick and simple through the various options offered by Deacon University. Knowing how much you have can help you budget and manage your spending. Be sure to monitor your balance regularly so you don’t run out of Deacon dollars to use on campus. With the student portal, point-of-sale terminals, campus card office, online statements, balance alerts, and mobile app, you have the tools needed to easily keep tabs on your account.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are Deacon dollars?
Deacon dollars are a digital currency used for purchases on Deacon University’s campus. Students receive a certain allocation per semester and can add more funds as needed. Deacon dollars can be used at dining halls, campus stores, printers, laundry, vending machines, and more.
Where can I check my Deacon dollar balance?
You have several options to check your balance:
- Student portal
- Point-of-sale terminals
- Campus card office
- Online statements
- Mobile app
How often does my Deacon dollar balance update?
Your Deacon dollar balance updates instantly after each transaction you make. Purchases, deposits, fees, and other account activity will be reflected in your balance right away.
What should I do if I think there’s a mistake with my balance?
If you believe there is an error with your Deacon dollar account, contact the campus card office right away. They can look into the issue for you and make any necessary corrections.
How can I add more funds to my Deacon dollars?
You have a few options to add more Deacon dollars:
- Online through the student portal
- Over the phone with the campus card office
- In person at the campus card office
- At various payment stations located around campus
Do my Deacon dollars expire?
Yes, any unused Deacon dollars will expire and be removed from your account at the end of each academic year. Be sure to spend your balance by the expiration date.
Can I use Deacon dollars at off-campus businesses?
No, Deacon dollars can only be used at participating on-campus locations. They cannot be used at off-campus restaurants, stores, etc.
Tips for Managing Your Balance
Here are some helpful tips for monitoring and managing your Deacon dollar balance:
- Check your balance frequently so you know how much you have.
- Set up balance alerts for notifications when your funds are low.
- View account statements online to monitor transaction activity.
- Avoid letting your balance drop below $20 if possible.
- Add more funds if you are running low rather than waiting until you’re out.
- Plan out purchases for the week/month based on your balance.
- Take advantage of account tools like mobile app and statements.
- Be aware of fees for low balances, inactive accounts, etc.
- Spend down your balance before Deacon dollars expire.
Deacon Dollar Transactions
Here is an example table showing Deacon dollar transactions for a student’s account over one month:
|Campus Store purchase
|Payment station deposit
|Dining hall purchase
|Vending machine purchase
|End of month balance
This table shows the starting balance, various Deacon dollar purchases and deposits, transaction amounts, and updated balances over the month.
Campus Locations Accepting Deacon Dollars
Here are some of the many campus dining, retail, and service locations where you can use your Deacon dollars:
- North Campus Dining Hall
- South Campus Dining Hall
- West Campus Dining Hall
- East Campus Dining Hall
Cafes and Restaurants
- Central Perk Cafe
- Library Cafe
- Student Union Food Court
- Hillside Grille
- University Bookstore
- Apparel Shop
- Technology Store
- Convenience Stores
Other Retail and Services
- Theater Tickets
- Vending Machines
- Print and Copy Centers
- Laundry Facilities
This list highlights the many diverse places you can spend your Deacon dollars across campus for meals, shopping, entertainment, and more.
Adding Funds to Your Deacon Dollars
When your Deacon dollar balance runs low, you’ll need to add more funds. Here are the options for depositing more money:
Log into the student portal and access your Deacon dollar account. Use the “Add Funds” button to deposit more dollars electronically from your bank account or credit card.
Campus Card Office
Visit the campus card office in person to add funds with cash, check, or card. Their staff can assist you with making a deposit.
Payment stations located around campus allow you to quickly add funds with a debit/credit card or cash.
Call the campus card office during their business hours to make a deposit over the phone using your credit card information.
Adding money conveniently online through the portal is the most popular option. But utilize any of these methods to put more Deacon dollars into your account as needed.
Checking Balance Before Purchases
One of the key reasons for checking your Deacon dollar balance is determining if you have enough funds before making a purchase. You have a few options for doing this:
- Check your balance in the mobile app before heading to a campus location.
- Ask the cashier to check your balance at point-of-sale before paying.
- Log into a campus computer to view your balance on the student portal.
- Call the campus card office to ask about your current balance.
Taking a quick look at your balance beforehand prevents getting to a register and not having enough Deacon dollars to pay. Planning ahead ensures you can make all of your on-campus purchases seamlessly.
When using your Deacon dollars, be aware of any associated fees that may apply:
- Low balance fee – Letting your balance drop below $10 may result in a $5 low balance fee.
- Inactive account fee – Not using your Deacon dollars for one year or more leads to a $15 inactivity fee.
- Replacement card fee – If you lose your student ID card, there is a $25 replacement card fee.
Check statements for details on any fees assessed to your account. Keep enough funds in your account and use your Deacon dollars actively to avoid unnecessary fees.
Getting a Refund
If you are graduating or leaving Deacon University, you can request a refund of any remaining Deacon dollar balance you may have. Unused balances do not automatically roll over or transfer year-to-year. To get a refund, follow these steps:
- Check your current Deacon dollar balance via the student portal, statement, or campus card office.
- Go to the campus card office and request a closing refund form.
- Complete and submit the form before your last day on campus.
- A refund check will be mailed to you for your remaining balance.
Be sure to take care of this before you leave so you can recover any leftover Deacon dollars you were unable to spend.
Deacon dollars provide a convenient way to make purchases all around the Deacon University campus. Keeping track of your balance is essential to having a smooth experience using your prepaid student account. Check your balance frequently online, on your phone, at point-of-sale terminals, or via your account statements. Add more funds when running low. Avoid fees by maintaining sufficient funds and consistent account activity. With a few simple habits, you can stay on top of your Deacon dollars!