All full-time traditional undergraduate are required to purchase a meal plan for both the fall and spring semesters. Full-time students are those students who are registered for 12 or more hours per semester.
Students living in any campus residence hall must purchase a meal plan each semester. All freshmen living in a residence hall must choose between the following Plan A or Plan B. Other residential students may choose among any of the four meal plans.
|Plan||Meal Plan Dollars||Topper Tender||Total Cost||Meals per Week (Approximate)|
|A||$2,210||$310||$2,520||17 to 19|
|B||$1,765||$225||$1,990||14 to 16|
|C||$1,215||$150||$1,365||8 to 10|
|D||$665||$85||$750||4 to 6|
Full-time commuter students and students living on campus in the apartments must have a $115 food and beverage account each semester. The purchase of an account is a board payment and is used to support the campus dining service. These students may choose to purchase a higher level of meal plan.
Yes. Meal plan change requests may be made approximately one week prior to the start of classes for the fall or spring semester. Once logged in to the portal, students with a housing reservation can change their meal plan selection. After meal plans are posted to student ID cards, all changes must be made in person in the Hilltopper Card Office. No requests for changes in meal plans may be made after the 12th day of classes each semester.
The general manager for Bon Appetit is available to offer assistance to anyone who may have temporary diet concerns. Students requiring long-term special diets should contact peterb [at] stedwards.edu (Peter Beilharz), director of Student Accounts.
Cancellation and refunds of the meal plan are subject to the refund schedule for tuition set forth by the Office of Student Financial Services. Refunds apply only to unused portions. Refunds of unused meal plan balances are not available to students who leave the university at the end of a semester. Per the refund schedule, no refunds will be made after the 12th day of classes.
Dining service staff welcomes opportunities to assist students in finding ways to meet their nutritional and dietary needs. However, if the dining staff is unable to support a medically necessary diet, the student may request an exemption from the meal plan by submitting the Meal Plan Waiver. [ADD LINK]
You are not able to transfer meal plan dollars to Topper Tender. You are able to add to Topper Tender at any time.