2013 - 2014 Residence Hall Meal Plan Rates
All University Housing residents that live in suites without kitchens are required to choose a meal plan.
Cambridge Commons Upgrade/Sandburg East Admin Fee
All residents who reside in a Cambridge Commons Upgrade or East Tower suite are required to pay an administrative fee of $1,512.00 per academic year, or $756.00 per semester.
Meal Plan Structure
Each meal plan includes in administration fee. This fee is collected to cover the fixed cost of dining facilities, such as equipment, maintenance, and labor. When students use their meal plan to purchase food in the cafeteria-style dining facilities (Cambridge Commons, RiverView and Sandburg Cafeterias and Sandburg Palm Gardens) they will be charged 50% of the cash price for each item. So, as students purchase food throughout the semester, they are essentially getting the administration fee back in the form of their discount.
Adding Money to Your Meal Plan
Money can be added to meal plans at any time. Additional deposits are dollar-for-dollar — the administration fee is charged only once per semester. Meal plan additions can be done at:
- Cash Value Center located near Sandburg C134
Meal Plan Refunds
If a positive balance remains on a student's meal plan at the end of the academic year, it will be refunded as a credit to his/her PAWS account less a $10 administrative fee. Refunds are typically processed on or around July 1 for the preceding academic year.