Use of Accounts
The Rattler Card enables students to access four separate accounts: Book Voucher, Rattler Bucks, Meal Plan and Flex Bucks. 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).
The Book Voucher is value added to your Rattler I.D. Card to purchase books at the FAMU Book Store (only) prior to the first day of class. Value will be added (amount you need for your books) to the Rattler Card based on eligibility (minimum $100.00 maximum $799.00 per semester Undergraduate, Graduate, Distance Learning and maximum $1,000.00 per semester Law School). An email will be sent to confirm that the value has been added to the Rattler Card 2-3 working days after the request. This program is for students whose financial aid exceeds all University charges due.
Rattler Bucks is a prepaid spending account offering a safe and convenient way to make purchases on and off campus. It is designed to eliminate the need to carry cash. You or your parents must make a deposit to Rattler Bucks prior to using it for purchases. Value in Rattler Bucks rolls over every semester and year for as long as you are a member of the Florida A&M University Community.
Students who purchase a Meal Plan may eat in the main Cafeteria or the Cafe To Go located at the Student Service Center. Meals eaten in the Cafeteria are "Unlimited/All You Can Eat". This means that once you have swiped in, you can eat as much as you want.
Note: Meal Plan swipes can only be used by the Cardholder/Purchaser. Students cannot loan/give their card to another student. Violators risk loss of Meal Plan and all paid amounts.
Flex Bucks provide access to all on-campus dining locations(Dining Hall, Food Court Grab-n-Go, Pizza Express, Wing Stop, Starbucks, Wandering Chef Food Truck, Rattler's Nest, Tropical Smoothie, Chick Fil-A, Pablano and College of Engineering Snack Bar)each semester. Flex Dollars are included on your board plan and must be used during the semester in which they are purchased. Unlike Rattler Bucks, Flex Dollars do not roll over from semester-to-semester or year-to-year. To learn more about Student Dining, click here.