2011-2012 Academic Year Rates

For eligibility, contract term, meal plan requirements and plan descriptions, please refer to the Meal Plan Options page.

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 Name Meals per Sem. DD$ per Sem. Avg. Meals per Week Price per Meal Rate per Year
Cyclone 304 $125 19 $6.15 $3989
Cardinal 275 $150 17 $6.66 $3964
Gold (default) 225 $200 14 $7.18 $3628
Silver 175 $250 11 $8.71 $3549
Bronze 125 $300 8 $9.23 $2906

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.
Block Name Meals Per Year Rate Per Year Price Per Meal
25 Meal Block 25 $241 $9.64
50 Meal Block 50 $477 $9.54
75 Meal Block 75 $707 $9.43
100 Meal Block 100 $933 $9.33

Purchased 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.
DD$ 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%