2010-2011 APPROVED Rates

Quick Links: Weekly Plans, Semester Plans, Yearly Meal Blocks, Dining Dollar$, Important Dining Dollar$ Information For eligibility, contract term, meal plan requirements and plan descriptions, please refer to the Meal Plan Options page.

Weekly Plans

Plan Meals per Week DD$ per Semester Rate per year
Weekly 21 21 125 $4206
Weekly 17 17 175 $3591
Weekly 14 14 175 $3425
Weekly 10 10 275 $3294
Weekly 7 7 375 $2938

Semester Plans

  • Semester Plans consist of a combination of meals and Dining Dollar$ (DD$).
  • Meals can be used in all dining centers as well as for meal bundles in select retail locations. DD$ can be used in any ISU Dining location.
  • Meal plans are purchased on a yearly basis with a set amount of meals and DD$ being allotted at the start of each semester.
    • Unused meals expire at the end of each semester
    • At the end of fall, unused DD$ roll over to the spring. At the end of spring, all unused DD$ expire
Plan Meals per Semester DD$ per Semester Rate per Year
Semester 225 225 175 $3560
Semester 175 175 175 $3425
Semester 200* 200 0 $3106

* This plan is available only to continuing residents.

Yearly Meal Blocks

  • Consist of meals only – without DD$.
  • Meals can be used in all dining centers and for meal bundles in select retail locations.
  • Meals are allotted at the beginning of each semester.
    • At the end of fall, unused meals roll over to spring. At the end of spring, unused meals expire.
  • NOTE: Students on Semester Plans should buy Yearly Meal Blocks only if their plan meals run out.
Plan Meals per Year Rate per year
25 Meal Block 25 $211
50 Meal Block 50 $419
75 Meal Block 75 $619
100 Meal Block 100 $820

Dining Dollar$

  • Once purchased, these DD$ are not able to be reduced or refunded.
  • Can be purchased on AccessPlus in $10 increments with discounts for purchases over $200.
  • DD$ can be used at any ISU Dining location.
  • If DD$ are used to purchase a meal in any dining center, the cost of the meal will be discounted 10%.
  • Once the semester begins, DD$ are available for use the same day they are purchased.
    • At the end of fall, unused DD$ roll over to spring. At the end of spring, unused DD$ expire.
  • NOTE: All Semester Plans come with DD$. Students on these plans should buy more DD$ only if their plan DD$ run out.
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%

Important Dining Dollar$ Information

Most Weekly and Semester Plans automatically come with an allotment of Dining Dollar$. Individuals on these plans should only purchase additional Dining Dollar$ if their plan Dining Dollar$ run out. Due to Federal Banking regulations, once issued, DD$ cannot be reduced or refunded. At the end of summer, unused Dining Dollar$ roll over for use during fall. At the end of fall, unused Dining Dollar$ roll over for use during spring. At the end of the spring semester, on the Monday following commencement, all unused Dining Dollar$ expire. Individuals are encouraged to use their Dining Dollar$ prior to this time as there will be no refunds given for expired, unused Dining Dollar$.