Use of Accounts

The Albion 1Card enables students to access three separate accounts: Briton Bucks, Meal Plan and Dining Dollars. Each account must be funded prior to use and has unique rules for acceptance and the roll over of funds (see the summary chart below).

Briton Bucks

Briton Bucks is a prepaid spending account offering a safe and convenient way to make purchases on campus and off campus. It is designed to eliminate the need to carry cash. You or your parents must make a deposit to Briton Bucks prior to using it for purchases. Value in Briton Bucks rolls over from semester-to-semester and year-to-year for as long as you are a member of the Albion College Community.

Meal Plan

All students that live in the Residence Halls are required to have a Residential Block Meal Plan. Meals (card swipes) range from 15-21 per week, and can be used at Baldwin Café, The Eat Shop, Read Between the Grinds and The Dub Box. There are also optional plans for student who do not live in the Residence Halls. Visit the Dining Services webpage for details.

Dining Dollars

All Block Plans include some Dining Dollars. Dining Dollars work like cash and can be used at the Eat Shop Cafe, College Market, and Read Between The Grinds. The amount of Dining Dollars included vary depending on the block plan you select and must be used during the semester in which they are purchased. Unlike Briton Bucks, Dining Dollars do not roll over from semester-to-semester or year-to-year.

To learn more about Student Dining, click here.

Locations How it Works Roll Over
Briton Bucks Campus Dining
Campus Post Office
Vending Machines
Local Businesses
Complete list of Accepting Locations
Amount of purchase price deducted. Rolls over from semester-to-semester and year- to-year.
Block Plans Baldwin Café
The Eat Shop
Read Between the Grinds
The Dub Box
Designated number of meals (card swipes) per week Valid during the semester in which it is purchased
Dining Dollars Eat Shop Cafe
College Market
Read Between The Grinds
Amount of purchase price deducted Valid during the semester in which it is purchased