WPI Goat Bucks

WPI Goat Bucks is a convenient way to pay for food, services, and bookstore purchases using your WPI ID card.

All students, faculty, and staff can add funds to a Goat Bucks declining balance account. You can use your WPI ID card with Goat Bucks to purchase non-meal plan food and services on campus, as well as food from select off-campus locations.

Best of all, you get a 10% discount when you use Goat Bucks at many campus dining locations. Plus, Goat Bucks do not expire.

Add Goat Bucks to your Account

Anyone with a WPI ID card automatically has a Goat Bucks account. You can add Goat Bucks to your account using any of these easy options:

  • Add Goat Bucks online with a credit card (fill in the amount in the Cash Card box at the bottom of the form – transactions can take up to two business days).
  • Add Goat Bucks using a credit* on your student account by completing this online form (transactions can take up to two business days).
  • Add Goat Bucks using cash at the machine located on the first floor of the Gordon Library.
  • Add Goat Bucks at the Bursar’s office in-person with cash or check.

There is no minimum balance required in your Goat Bucks account. You can view your current balance on Banner Web.

*Additional requirements may be required if using Federal Financial Aid


Upon terminating your relationship with WPI, you will receive an automatic credit for unused Goat Bucks to your Banner account (you will receive a final refund if you have a remaining credit balance on your Banner account).

NO REFUNDS are permitted during a semester unless you are withdrawing from the university.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Goat Bucks separate from residential and commuter/voluntary meal plans?

Yes - the Goat Bucks declining balance account is separate from all meal plans and meal plan bonus points.

Even if you have a meal plan with bonus points, you should still maintain a Goat Bucks account for accessing campus services such as library copier and printers and bookstore purchases, and for use at additional on- and off-campus dining locations. Unlike bonus points, Goats Bucks do not expire at the end of term.

How do Goat Bucks differ from dining and auxiliary points?

Beginning in July 2013, Goats Bucks replaced both dining and auxiliary points as the one and only form of WPI ID Card currency. Goat Bucks can be used to purchase food and services that previously required either dining or auxiliary points.

If you had dining and auxiliary point balances in July 2013 they were automatically transferred to an equal number of Goat Bucks.

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Where Can I Use Goat Bucks?

On campus dining venues:

  • Campus Center Food Court*
  • The Goat’s Head Restaurant*
  • Higgins House*
  • The 1970 Library Café*
  • Pulse on Dining Marketplace (non-meal plan)*
  • Grab & Go at Morgan Dining*
  • Outtakes Convenience Store*
  • Vending machines
  • Dunkin Donuts

*Save 10% when you use Goat Bucks at these on-campus locations

Campus and residential services: WPI bookstore, selected copiers and printers at the Gordon Library, laundry, helpdesk, and recreation center

Off campus locations: Goat Bucks are accepted at a variety of local vendors including restaurants and grocery stores.