With a Resident Meal Plan, enjoy 40% off in the dining centers and a 10% off at espresso bars, Freshens, Carlita's, and Einstein's Bros. Bagels. Simply use your CougarCard to pay for meals, just like a prepaid debit card. At the beginning of each semester, you will receive your dining dollars for the semester and are responsible for managing your account.
$935 Base Fee +
$1,080 Dining Dollars =
Total Cost: $2,015
Recommended if you plan to eat two meals in the dining centers most week days but are frequently off-campus or cooking for yourself.
$935 Base Fee +
$1,390 Dining Dollars =
Total Cost: $2,325
Recommended if you plan to eat two to three meals in the dining centers most days and are occasionally off campus on weekends.
$935 Base Fee +
$1,645 Dining Dollars =
Total Cost: $2,580
Recommended if you plan to eat most meals in the dining centers and are on campus most weekends.
Change Your Meal Plan
You can change your Resident Meal Plan until the 8th week of classes.
Add Dining Dollars
Low on dining dollars? Add more at any time.
Maximize your Meal Plan
Your Resident Meal Plan provides a lot of flexibility, and with this comes the need to manage your dining dollars responsibly. We encourage you to frequent the dining centers for main meals – the 40% discount in these locations will maximize your purchasing power.
Are you on track?
Use this chart to compare your balance to see if you're on track with you spending for the semester!
Do first-year students have to purchase a Resident Meal Plan?
All first-year students that are living in the residence halls are required to purchase a Resident Meal Plan as part of their housing and dining contract each semester.
Do returning students have to purchase a Resident Meal Plan?
If you are a sophomore in standing or above, have at least on year attendance at WSU, and continue to live in a residence hall, participating in a meal plan (either Resident Meal Plan or Mini Meal Plan) is optional.
Where can you use Dining Dollars?
At dining centers, markets, espresso bars, Carlita's, Freshens, and Einstein Bros. Bagels.
How do you check your Dining Dollars balance?
Use the GET app to check your balance or find your remaining balance at the bottom of your receipts.
How is the price of each Resident Meal plan established?
Each level has a base fee and a balance of Dining Dollars. The base fee covers utilities, maintenance, repairs, mortgage payments, and a portion of the labor needed to support the food service program. The amount of Dining Dollars added on depends on the level you choose.
Can you change your meal plan?
You can change to a different level of the Resident Meal Plan until the 8th week of classes.
To change your meal plan before the semester starts, visit housing.wsu.edu and log in to your account from there.
What if you don’t use all of your Dining Dollars?
There is no refund of unused Dining Dollars. However, Dining Dollars will roll over to the next semester if you continue living in the residence halls and have purchased a Resident Meal Plan for the upcoming semester, or if you purchase a Mini Meal Plan.
Who do I contact if I have questions about my dining balance?
If your inquiry is related to payments, dining account balances, or other financial topics, please contact Housing & Dining Financial Services at 509-335-8625, or email@example.com