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Meal Plans & Flex Dollars

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Knox meal plans are designed with an emphasis on flexibility. Five student board plans, two student commuter plans, and one faculty/staff plan are available. All students are expected to participate in a board plan. Exceptions have been made, but this is not common. Additional spending power may be added to any student account with the purchase of Flex Dollars at any time during the academic year.

The meal plan contract is for the current academic year only, and each student is required to complete a new meal plan contract each academic year. You may change your meal plan at any time through the second Friday at the start of each term by simply completing a new contract in the Dining Services Office. Meal plans are not available during winter break, spring break, or summer vacation.

Student Board Plans

Each Premier Plan consists of a specific number of meals and Dining Dollars which are non-transferable. Board meals are for personal use and for the times when there is a need to entertain visiting family or friends. Dining Hall board meals are limited to five meals per meal period; Grab-N-Go board meals are limited to three meals per meal period. Dining Dollars may be spent like cash at any dining location. Meals and dining dollars can be used whenever and however you like each term. Unused meals and Dining Dollars do not "roll" from term to term. All Premier Plans are identically priced.

Academic Year 2014 - 2015
Premier Board Plan -- $1,452/term
Meals/term Dining dollars Price per meal
Premier 200 200 $75 $6.89
Premier 150 150 $150 $8.68
Premier 125 125 $190 $10.10
Premier 100 100 $255 $11.97
Premier 75 75 $335 $14.89
Price per meal is calculated by subtracting dining dollars from the meal plan price and dividing that amount by the number of meals in each meal plan.

Student Commuter Plans

Commuter Plans are restricted to students who are not on a board plan and are living off campus. Each Commuter Plan consists of a specific number of meals which are non-transferable. The meals can be used whenever and however you like each term. Unused meals do not "roll" from term to term. Each Commuter Plan is individually priced based on the number of meals.

Academic Year 2014 - 2015
Commuter Plans
Meals/term Price/term
Commuter Plan 50 50 $418
Commuter Plan 25 25 $239

Frequent Diner Plan

The Frequent Diner plan is automatically provided to all faculty and staff. Plan benefits are available only in the Hard Knox Café or Oak Room. Visit either dining location alone or with family members or guests 10 times for breakfast, lunch, or dinner; charge the meal(s) to your Knox ID; and receive a coupon for one complimentary visit for two to use during any of the three meals. The complimentary coupon for two is redeemable for 90 days after your 10th swipe. Within 24 hours (weekdays only) of your 10th swipe and receipt of the Frequent Diner tear-off coupon in the Dining Service Office, your Knox ID account is reset for another 10 meals.

Flex Dollars

Add convenience and flexibility to your student account, whether you are on a board plan or not, by purchasing Flex Dollars in $25 increments at any time during the academic year. Purchase options: cash, check, automatic billing each term by completing the Flex Dollar section on a meal plan contract, bill directly to student account, through the second Friday at the start of each term, by completing a Flex Dollar Deposit Form or purchase online. All funds deposited into a Flex Dollar account may be spent throughout the academic year but must be spent before the end of the current academic year. Flex Dollars are not refundable and do not "roll" from year to year. This program allows all students to use their ID cards to access the funds deposited versus carrying cash to make purchases in any dining location as well as in the Bookstore, at copy machines throughout campus and at specific laundry facility locations.