Little Card Brings Big Changes to TAMIU
Change is coming to Texas A&M International University, but this
time it's small, small enough to fit in your wallet. The new TAMIU OneCard,
replacing all old TAMIU ID cards and required for all students faculty
and staff, will be in use starting Fall 2004.
Albert Chavez, ID system administrator, said although it looks like
a redesigned ID card, the difference is more than skin deep, offering
"With the TAMIIU OneCard, you can make purchases without carrying
cash or getting money from the ATM," explained Chavez, "You
can use the card at any of the campus eateries, at the library to make
copies or pay fines, and to pay for parking permits with the University
With a magnetic strip, the TAMIU OneCard utilizes a prepaid, stored-value
account containing "Dusty Dollars," a convenient, cashless way
to pay for goods and services on campus, said Chavez.
For new and current students, the TAMIU OneCard is included in tuition,
replacing an old ID card with the TAMIU OneCard will be free for faculty
For more information, please contact Albert Chavez at 326.2877, visit
offices in Student Center room 127H or e-mail email@example.com.
University office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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