Fall 2020 Residential Student Meal Plans

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Underclassmen Residential Student Meal Plans

  • On August 6, 2020, University Dining revised its Residential Meal Plans for students with 0–59 earned credit hours who are living in on-campus housing based on adjustments made to service for Fall 2020. These Meal Plan changes are for the Fall 2020 semester only. Spring 2021 Meal Plans will revert back to the original plan structure. Student accounts have been updated, and students automatically received an Access 165 plan, which includes 165 dining hall entries and $405 Dining Dollars for a total reduced rate of $1,710 as part of their room and board for the fall semester. Starting Monday, August 10, underclassmen can change to the Access 135 plan through the academic drop/add deadline. Students who previously changed their plan will need to change it again based on the new plan options.

    • Unlike the Weekly Meal Plans, entries can be used throughout the Fall 2020 semester at both of our award-winning dining halls, The Commons (Kennesaw) and Stingers (Marietta). Entries do not roll over to the spring semester.
    • Dining Dollars can be used in any on-campus restaurant across both campuses. Dining Dollars carry over and can be used through the end of the Spring 2021 semester.
  • Plan
    Entries
    Dining Dollars
    Cost
  • Access 165
    (Default Plan)
    165
    $405
    $1,710
  • Access 135
    135
    $625
    $1,710

Upperclassmen Residential Student Meal Plans

  • Students with 60 or more earned credit hours and graduate students living in on-campus housing automatically receive an Access 50 Meal Plan for $505 as part of their housing package. For fall, upperclassmen are able to the Access 20 plan or upgrade to the Weekly 12, Weekly 10 or the 3-Square plan through the Fall 2020 academic drop/add deadline.

    • Entries can be used at both of our award-winning dining halls, The Commons (Kennesaw) and Stingers (Marietta). You may use your entries into the dining halls throughout the Fall 2020 semester; they do not roll over to the spring semester.
    • Dining Dollars can be used in any on-campus restaurant across both campuses. Dining Dollars may be used through the end of the Spring 2021 semester.
  • Plan
    Entries
    Dining Dollars
    Cost
  • Access 50
    (Default Plan)
    50
    $50
    $505
  • Access 20
    20
    $300
    $505 
  • University Dining is committed to the safety of our campus community and is preparing for a variety of service scenarios that keep both students and employees protected. Even as we navigate the challenges of COVID-19, we are still committed to the participation of students in all aspects of college life, including the dining experience. Please click HERE for more information.
  • Residential students are able to change or upgrade their Meal Plan through the academic drop/add deadline. Summer Meal Plans are optional. To change or upgrade your Residential Meal Plan, log in to Owl Express, click the "Student Services" tab, and then click "Meal Plan Selection." Once you've completed your Meal Plan change, you will receive a confirmation notice on your screen. 

  • Residential Meal Plans are assessed each semester as part of your on-campus housing package; however, the cost of your Meal Plan is applied as a separate charge to your student account.
  • Yes, the difference between the original Weekly plan and the new Access plan has been credited to your student account. You can reach out directly to the Bursar’s Office to request a refund.
  • Yes, your student account has been assessed the Access 165 plan, which is the new default plan for students with 0-59 earned credit hours. Starting Monday, August 10, you can change to either of the two new Access plans offered through the academic drop/add deadline.
  • Students are unable to cancel their Meal Plan while residing on campus. The Meal Plan costs are included as a part of each residential student's Licence Agreement. To proceed through KSU's Housing Application, all students must review and acknowledge several terms and conditions, including the financial responsibilities of on-campus living and the current year's residential Meal Plan requirements. 
  • At this time, financial exemptions are not offered; however, if you have a medical or religious dietary restriction, please visit our website to apply for an exemption. If you are experiencing difficulties covering the cost of tuition, fees and other expenses like your Meal Plan, students are encouraged to consult with the Office of Financial Aid to see if additional aid is available to them.
  • Dining Dollars is a declining balance account that is loaded to your Talon Card and can be used to make sales tax–free food and beverage purchases on campus. You can save money by using Dining Dollars at any of our restaurants, The Market and many vending machines on campus. Students can also use Dining Dollars to receive a discounted door rate at The Commons or Stingers. Dining Dollars may be added at any time and carry over from the fall to spring semester.
  • Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact the Meal Plan office about your question.
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