The meal plan at WIU is an "a la carte" structure, meaning you pay for what you eat. Your meal plan will be loaded on to your WIU ID card at the beginning of the semester, and you will use your ID card, like a debit card at any dining center, convenience store, or retail location on campus.
Meal Plan Rates
Current Selected Rates*
Basic (Required): $1,850 per semester
Plus 1 Option : Additional $150 per semester
Plus 2 Option: Additional $300 per semester
*Selected rates are for Plan R (for students first enrolled Summer 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, or Summer 2017)
Visit our Rates page for a breakdown of all room and meal plan rates for Plan R and previous plans.
Adding Money to your Meal Plan
You can always add money to your meal plan by billing your account. To add money to your meal plan or to purchase a meal plan, visit "UHDS Add Meal Plan Money . . ." from the STARS drop-down menu.
How do the plans work?
Every student living on campus is required to have a meal plan. Plans are billed at a rate dependent on the guaranteed rate assigned at the point of acceptance to the university (i.e. Plan L, M, N, etc). The student is given this billed rate as "purchasing power"--loaded on to the student ID card--each semester to spend on food at the dining centers. Students purchase individual food items (a la carte style) in the dining centers and are only charged for what they eat. The prices of the food items are deducted from their purchasing power. Each time a student goes to the dining center, he/she will see his/her meal plan balance at the register.
Our students are able to eat wherever they want on our campus. They are able to use their meal plan in any food establishment (such as the Union food court) and dining centers on campus.
Meal Plan Refunds
If you have funds in your meal plan at the end of the fall semester, those funds will roll to the spring semester. At the end of the spring semester, the University will refund a maximum of $125 per semester or $250 for the year of meal plan funds that are remaining in your account.
Off-Campus Meal Plan
Students living off-campus have the option of purchasing a meal plan. A minimum first time buy-in of $100 each year is required. Then, as you need to add more funds, a range of $10 to $250 may be added at any time.
You can add money to your meal plan by billing your account. You do not need to prepay. Select "Off Campus Meal Plan" from the STARS drop-down menu.
Rocky Dollars is a debit-like account in which students can add money via a credit or debit card at wiu.edu/myID or in person via cash, check, credit, or debit card at the UHDS office in Seal Hall. For both on and off-campus students, Rocky Dollars can be used at any dining location on campus, in vending & laundry machines, for printing and copying, the Student Recreation Center, and at the University Union Bookstore.