The amount you are allotted for each meal swipe is called the meal card equivalency.
For the 2017-18 academic year, equivalencies are
- breakfast, $4.85
- lunch, $8.50
- dinner, $8.50
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, Dining Cash, Cardinal Cash, cash, a check, or Visa/Mastercard credit or debit card; 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.