2008-2009 Academic Year Rates

Meal Plan Requirements

Students living in Buchanan Hall, Richardson Court or Union Drive are required to contract for either a Cyclone Plan or a Block Plus Plan. Students living in Wallace Hall, Frederiksen Court, SUV or off-campus are encouraged, but not required to contract for a meal plan. With 13 options to choose from, we're sure you'll find one that fits your lifestyle!

Weekly Cyclone Plans

Weekly Cyclone Plans offer a combination of dining center meals and Dining Dollar$ with meals allotted on a weekly basis (Saturday - Friday). Meals not used at the end of each meal week are lost.

Please note: Once issued, Plan Dining Dollar$ are not refundable. If you change to a plan with a lower amount of Dining Dollar$ you will keep the Dining Dollar$ associated with your previous plan.

Weekly Cyclone Plans
Plan
Per Week
Meals
Per Week
Dining Dollar$
Per Semester
Price
Premium Cy Unlimited 100 $3929
Cyclone 17 17 150 $3297
Cyclone 14 14 150 $3172
Cyclone 10 10 250 $3062
Cyclone 7 7 350 $2805

Semester Plans

Semester Plans also offer a combination of dining center meals and Dining Dollar$. However, meals are allotted by semester rather than by week, offering more flexibility than traditional meal plans. Meals not used at the end of each semester are lost.

Please note: Once issued, Plan Dining Dollar$ are not refundable. If you change to a plan with a lower amount of Dining Dollar$ you will keep the Dining Dollar$ associated with your previous plan.

Semester Plans
Plan
Per Semester
Meals
Per Semester
Dining Dollar$
Per Semester
Price
Semester 200* 200 0 $2900
Semester 175 175 150 $3172
Semester 225 225 150 $3297
* The Semester 200 plan is available only to Continuing residents.

Yearly Meal Blocks

Yearly Meal Blocks consist of residential dining center meals only (without Dining Dollar$). Unused meals at the end of the fall semester roll over to the spring semester. Meals not used at the end of each academic year (spring semester) are lost.

Residents of Wallace Hall, Frederiksen Court, SUV and off-campus residents can purchase Meal Blocks at any time throughout the year on AccessPlus. Residents in Buchanan Hall, Richardson Court and Union Drive are not eligible to purchase Meal Blocks.

Meal Blocks
Plan Meals Price
25 Meal Block 25 $197
50 Meal Block 50 $391
75 Meal Block 75 $579
100 Meal Block 100 $765

Dining Dollar$

Dining Dollar$ can be redeemed at any ISU Dining Center, Café, C-Store or the MU Food Court and are a convenient way to make purchases without the hassle of carrying cash. Any student can purchase Dining Dollar$ on AccessPlus in increments of $10. For Dining Dollar$ purchased in amounts of $200 or more, discounts apply. Buy more, save more!

Please note: Once purchased, Dining Dollar$ are not refundable. Most Weekly Cyclone and Semester Block plans come with an allotment of Dining Dollar$. Individuals with these plans should purchase extra Dining Dollar$ only if their plan Dining Dollar$ run out.

Dining Dollar$
Amount Price Per $ Discount
$10 - $190 $1.00 -
$200 - $390 $0.95 5%
$400 - $590 $0.93 7.5%
$600 or more $0.90 10%