Parent Benefits

  • Accepted – Welcomed at the places your student needs and wants to go to on and off campus.
  • Convenient – Your student can make purchases with the ID card they already carry. No need to carry cash, exact change, or credit/debit cards.
  • Prepaid – Students can only spend what they have. So, no surprise bills for anyone!
  • Easy to Add Value – Add funds to your student’s account by web, phone, or mail.
  • 24/7 Account Access – Add value, manage account information, review transaction history and more! You and your student are in control 24/7 at the McDaniel Bucks Account Management Center!  Plus representatives are available to help you every business day!
  • Guest User Account – Have your student establish a guest user account to enable you to easily add value.
  • Instantly Available – Funds transferred via credit/debit card are available to your student immediately.
  • Safe & Secure – If the McDaniel 1Card is lost, your student’s account can be suspended immediately and the value transferred to a new card.
  • Auto Reload – Automatically reload to your student’s McDaniel Bucks account on your schedule – a great budgeting tool and time-saving feature!
  • Carries Over – Unlike most meal plans, McDaniel Bucks value carries over each semester and year for as long as your student is a member of the McDaniel College community. Click here to learn more about the difference between Meal Plans and McDaniel Bucks.

We invite you to contact the McDaniel 1Card Service Center with questions or comments.