1. Link your checking account to Cougar Cash Direct

2. Use your BYU ID to make campus purchases

3. Funds automatically deduct from your next payroll check

Full time employees can charge their purchases to their paycheck with Cougar Cash Payroll. In My Financial Center you can authorize the maximum amount you want to spend per payroll period. Only the amount spent is deducted from your paycheck. If you don't make any purchases during the period, nothing will be deducted from your paycheck.


1). Staff employees - Purchases made during the bi-weekly payroll period will be deducted from that period's paycheck.


2). Faculty and administrative employees - Purchases made during the month will be deducted from the following month's paycheck. For example, May purchases will be deducted from the June 30th paycheck.


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Cougar Cash Payroll FAQ

Why Sign Up for Cougar Cash Payroll Deduction?

Many full-time employees prefer using payroll deduction because it is convenient and saves time in the following ways:

Easy online one-time setup
Automatic payroll deduction only after you have made a purchase
Avoids the hassle of continually making deposits to your account
Adjusting your credit limit can easily be done online

Part-time Staff

Part-time employees may deposit Cougar Cash onto their BYU ID by logging in above.

What is Cougar Cash payroll deduction?

Full-time university faculty and staff can sign up for Cougar Cash payroll deduction. Then Cougar Cash purchases will be deducted directly from employee paychecks. When you sign up, you will set a credit limit—the maximum amount you would like to spend per payroll period. This limit is reset each period, and only the actual amount you spent will be deducted from your paycheck.

As a full-time employee, why should I sign up for Cougar Cash payroll deduction?

Many full-time employees prefer using payroll deduction because it is convenient and saves time for the following reasons:

  • Easy online one-time setup
  • Automatic payroll deduction only after you have made a purchase
  • Avoids the hassle of continually making deposits to your account
  • Adjusting your credit limit can easily be done online

I am a full time employee and have a payroll deduction plan. Why am I unable to make deposits to my account?

Payroll deduction plans are credit plans designed to deduct your purchases directly from your paycheck. Rather than make deposits, you can raise or lower your credit limit for a pay period at any time by signing in above.

I get paid once a month and have a payroll deduction plan. Why are my purchases deducted from my paycheck the month after I make the purchases?

Due to timing issues on when the Faculty/Administrative payroll is run every month, the deductions are delayed until the following month’s payroll. For example, purchases made in May will be deducted from the June 30th paycheck.