about the card
what is a ben's bucks account?
An account into which funds can be deposited and then accessed with the F&M ID card when making purchases at any of the locations listed below. The ID card is swiped through a terminal (in the same manner that a credit card is used), and the amount of the purchase is deducted from the account balance. This account cannot be overdrawn as the account holder can spend only the amount that is in the account.
Is a Ben's Bucks account the same as flex dollars?
NO. Your Ben's Bucks account is unrelated to the meal plan. Instead, it functions as an ATM account and can be used at any of the locations listed below.. Flex dollars are part of the F&M meal plan, and they can only be used at F&M dining facilities. For more information about flex dollars or meal plans, please visit Dining Services.
Who can open an account?
Any F&M student or FPS can open an account.
When can an account be opened or additional deposits be made to the account?
Accounts can be opened or deposits made at the following locations:
- Business Office (644 Race Ave.) 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
- Auxiliary Services Office 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday
If parents wish to add funds to the debit account for a student, they can send a check (made payable to Franklin & Marshall College) to the following address:
Franklin & Marshall College
Attn: Business Office/Cashier Window
P.O. Box 3003
Lancaster, PA 17604-3003
Please make sure to include a note that indicates the student’s name and that the funds are to be deposited into a debit account.