All About Food at Alfred State

Every on-campus students must have a meal plan. The good news is that Dining Services makes it easy and economical to select a plan that works for you.*

In addition to meal swipes, each meal plan includes Dining Dollars which can be used to buy value meals or a la carte food purchases at any on-campus restaurant. Students can also use their Campus Spending Account, a credit card or cash to buy meals and snacks on campus and from certain off-campus partners. Meals that are not used each week are not refundable or transferrable due to New York State tax laws.

When you are ready to start thinking about meal plans, think simplicity and flexibility. Your goal as a student, especially as a freshman, is to focus on academics. Good nutrition is an important part of that goal. Sometimes it can be hard to juggle a close budget and school work at the same time. So we suggest that the 14 or 18 meal plan works best for your first semester.

Meal Plans 2014-2015

Type Plan Description Dining Dollars** Price Best Value
On-Campus 21 Meal Plan Plus Any 21 meals per week $125  $2745 Excellent for on-campus students and athletes
On-Campus 18 Meal Plan Plus Any 18 meals per week $125  $2415 Excellent for on-campus freshmen. Very good for three meal per day diners.
On-Campus 14 Meal Plan Plus Any 14 meals per week $150  $2125 Excellent for freshmen.
On-Campus 12 Meal Plan Plus Any 12 meals per week $200  $2065 Perfect for students who travel off campus on weekends.
On-Campus 9 Meal Plan Plus Any 9 meals per week $225  $1895 Better for light eaters.
On-Campus 5 Meal Plan Plus Any 5 meals per week $500  $1655 Good for light eaters
Townhouse Townhouse Meal Plan Any 3 meals per week $300  $1075 Helps supplement townhouse meal preparation.
Non-Resident Any 5 Meal Plans Any 5 meals per week   $975 Excellent for commuters.
Non-Resident Commuter N/A Plan I    $400
Plan II   $275
Plan III   $125
Saves on taxes. Provides non-taxable food purchases while on campus. Keeps out of pocket spending down.

* Before students can select a non-resident meal plan, an approved housing waiver must be on file with the Residential Life office.

**Dining Dollars may be increased at any time online or a the ACES business office on the first floor of CDH.

Remember, students may only decrease their meal plan option during the first two weeks of the Fall semester. After that, meal plan reductions can be changed when you process your the next semester's bill. Meal plan options can be increased at any time. New or transfer students who enter Alfred State in the spring semester will have two weeks to change their meal plan selection in January.