Most UMN Rochester students have $25 of printing loaded directly on their U Card when they receive it. Once that $25 has been used the student may apply to have additional printing funds added by completing the request form.
If you are currently enrolled at the University of Minnesota and have no financial holds on your student account, you can use your U Card to charge purchases of textbooks and supplies from University Bookstores to your University student account.
Just bring your U Card and another photo ID to any of the University of Minnesota Bookstores and say "charge it to my student account." They will accept your U Card just like a credit card.