As of 2015, Green Dot Visa and Mastercard prepaid cards are free to purchase online and cost $4.95 to purchase from a retailer. By default Green Dot cards costs $5.95 per month to use. However, there are two ways to have this fee waived.
Within any monthly billing cycle, loading $1,000 or more will trigger a fee waiver. Fee waivers are also available for those who make 30 qualifying purchases in any given month. It costs up to $4.95 to load cash onto a Green Dot card at a retailer. Withdrawals at an ATM or through a bank teller costs $2.50 plus any applicable ATM or bank fees, except withdrawals at MoneyPass ATMs, which do not incur a fee.