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How much money can I spend at each meal?

The amount you are allotted for each meal swipe is called the meal card equivalency.


For the 2013-14 academic year, equivalencies are

  • breakfast, $4.45
  • lunch, $7.85
  • dinner, $7.85

If the total cost of your selections is less than or equal to the equivalency amount for the meal, the transaction can be completed with just a swipe of your meal card. If your items total more than the equivalency, you can pay the difference using Dining Plus

, Cardinal Cash

, cash, a check, or Visa/Mastercard; your cashier will swipe your meal card to record the meal equivalency and then ask how you want to pay for the rest.


Learn more about our meal plans.