What is a debit account?

A debit account is an account into which funds can be deposited, then accessed with an F&M ID card when making purchases at specified locations.   At F&M, these funds are called Ben's Bucks. When making a purchase, 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. The good news--this account cannot be overdrawn. The account holder can spend only the amount that is in the account.

Who can open an account?

Any F&M student or FPS can open an account.

When can an account be opened or additional deposits made to the account?

Accounts can be opened and/or deposits made anytime by using the following link:

You may also stop by the Cashier Window in the Steinman Center to add money to your Ben's Bucks account.  The Cashier Window is open Monday-Friday, 9am to 4pm.

If parents wish to add funds to the debit account for a student, they may sign in as a Guest to the student's Ben's Bucks account (the student must first add the guest to their account before the guest can access the account) or they can send a check, made payable to Franklin & Marshall College, to the following address:

Franklin & Marshall College
Attn:  Cashier
P.O. Box 3003
Lancaster, PA 17604-3003

Please make sure to include a note that includes the student name and that the funds are to be deposited into the student's Ben's Bucks debit account.

Where can Ben's Bucks be used?

Please visit fandmbensbucks.com/ for more information and for a list of participating locations.

IMPORTANT NOTE - Funds in this account can be spent by making purchases only.  Account holders cannot withdraw cash.