Bristol Community College

Bristol Community College

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an access BCC Card?
The accessBCC ONE CARD is Bristol Community College’s official photo ID card, access card, and Declining Balance Card, all in one.

Who qualifies for an accessBCC ONE CARD?
To qualify for an accessBCC ONE CARD, you must be a BCC student registered for credit courses or a current employee of the College. Alumni are also eligible for an accessBCC ONE CARD. Guest cards are available for those who do not qualify for an accessBCC ONE CARD.

Why would I need an accessBCC ONE CARD?
In addition to serving as the College’s official photo ID card, the accessBCC ONE CARD provides access to library services in the Farley Learning Resources Center and the Fitness Center. You can add Bristol Buck$ to your accessBCC ONE CARD and use it to make purchases in campus vending machines, at the BCC Cafeteria and at the Snack Bar in the Health Technologies Building (Building C). The accessBCC ONE CARD is needed for Financial Aid book advances and may also be used for other purchases in the Book Store. With an accessBCC ONE CARD, students can receive a reduced price ($25) for an unlimited use SRTA monthly bus pass and reduced parking fees at the Zeiterion Theater parking garage in New Bedford.

How do I obtain my accessBCC ONE CARD?
At the Fall River Campus, you can obtain your accessBCC ONE CARD at the accessBCC card office Room G221 or at the ITS Help Desk located in the Business Technology Building, Room K130. At the New Bedford Campus, the staff in the Library will be able to assist you. In Attleboro, the staff in the main office will assist you. At all locations, you will be asked to show a valid government-issued photo ID such as a passport or driver’s license.

When is the card office open? (K130, Business Technology Building)
The accessBCC OneCard office is open 7 days a week during the semester.  For a current list of office hours and locations please visit the Card Office Hours and Locations page.   

How do I add money to may accessBCC ONE CARD?
  You can add Money to your account online using the eAccounts Online Card Office.  This service is free and available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. 

Visit a Bristol Buck$ Account Management Center (AMC) in the Farley Learning Resources Center or the Stoico Business Technology Building or stop by the Student Accounts Office in the Commonwealth College Center. accessBCC ONE CARD holders can add funds to their Bristol Buck$ accounts using cash, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover. Credit cards have a $5 minimum deposit and $200 maximum deposit per transaction.

Do Bristol Buck$ carry over or expire?
Bristol Buck$ carry over from semester to semester and from year to year as long as you are a student taking credit courses or a BCC employee. If students take a semester off, you will be need to obtain a refund for any used funds or they will expire.

What if I lose or damage my accessBCC ONE CARD?
If your accessBCC ONE CARD is lost, stolen or damaged, you must report it immediately to the accessBCC ONE CARD Office at 508.678.2811, ext. 2080 during business hours or to Campus Police at 508.678.2811, ext. 2218 outside of normal business hours.

How do I get a replacement card?
Replacement cards may be obtained by contacting the accessBCC ONE CARD office, 508.678.2811, ext. 2080. It is not necessary to have another picture taken. The cost is $10.00 for a replacement card.

What happens when I am no longer a BCC student or employee?
Students who no longer attend BCC may be eligible for an Alumni card. Contact the Alumni Office at 508.678.2811, ext 2007 for further information.

Will I get a refund for unused funds?
To obtain a refund of unused Bristol Buck$, contact the Student Accounts Office at (508) 678-2811 x.2160.

What is a Declining Balance Account?
The declining Balance Account is a debit account that you can use to make purchases at merchants and vending machines at the College. It functions much like a bank debit account except that cash withdrawals are not permitted. Declining balance transactions occur online; the prepaid account balance is reduced by the amount of each purchase. Funds can be easily added at one of the Account Management Centers in the Farley Learning Resources Center and at the Stoico Business Technology Building or at the Student Accounts office in the Commonwealth College Center.

Where can I use my Card?
The accessBCC ONE CARD is accepted at the following locations on campus.
Commonwealth College Center Building cafeteria and bookstore
Siegal Health Technology Snack Bar
All vending machines on the Fall River Campus.