Room & Board

Students who live in residence halls will pay a term-based rate for their room and are required to purchase a meal plan. 

(Note: "board plan" and "dining plan" and "meal plan" all mean the same thing.)

Dining Plans

The Cafeteria and the Comets Landing Snack Bar, both in the Campus Center, operate in a way that we hope maximizes students' options. Having enough to eat is also important. We have plans designed for students who  want solid meals, usually twice a day and sometimes three times a day. We have plans for people who graze their way through the day. We have options that fall somewhere in the middle of those plans. These plans are by-the-semester.

Default Plan:

  • average of 2½ meals a week + 725 points  (block of 40 meals + 725 points)  $1225
  • Resident Students are assigned this meal plan by default.

Upgrade from the basic meal plan – add Dinner Meals:

  • 4 meals a week + 725 points  (block of  70 meals + 725 points)  $1518
  • 6 meals a week + 725 points  (block of 100 meals + 725 points)  $1810

or Upgrade from the basic meal plan – add Points:

  • 2½ meals a week + 1150 points  (block of 40 meals + 1150 points)  $1650
  • 2½ meals a week + 1600 points  (block of 40 meals + 1600 points)  $2100

or Upgrade both parts of the basic plan:

  • 4 meals a week + 1150 points   (block of  70 meals + 1150 points)  $1943
  • 6 meals a week + 1150 points  (block of 100 meals + 1150 points)  $2235
  • 4 meals a week + 1600 points   (block of  70 meals + 1600 points)  $2393    
  • 6 meals a week + 1600 points  (block of 100 meals + 1600 points)  $2685

(Note: students participating in football camp will use fall swipes or points and should choose an upgrade plan.     Off-Campus Football Camp participants will be assigned a 40-meal plan without points, but can change their plan in the housing portal. Their plan begins on August 3 and meals not used during camp are good all semester.)  

Lesser plans available to upperclass resident students with a suite-with-kitchen OR off-campus:

  • 2½ meals a week    (block of 40 meals)     $500
  • 725 points     $725
  • Petition to be exempted from the meal plan requirement for residents     $90/sem

The Language we're using:

A burger and fries and a cookie; a trip through the salad bar and a fountain drink; an entrée without seconds; or soup and a bottled drink all cost between $8 and $9, so 725 "points" will buy you four – maybe five – meals per week. You can stretch that or use your points a little faster – it’s that flexibility that we want to provide.
 
"Points" are merely dollars you've prepaid, that we hold in an account that is accessed through your card. You grab only the items you want and we remove "points" from your account. A point is a dollar, really.
 
Conversely, sometimes rather than paying per-item, you just want a meal.
 
A "Full Meal Punch" will provide two servings of an entrée and sides, and unlimited salad bar/soup, and fountain drink. These are meals you've purchased in August that we'll honor through the fall semester, or meals you've purchased in January we'll honor through the spring semester. 

Comet Cash

Different than a meal plan, Comet Cash is 'regular' money that is transferred onto your ID card. Students wanting to charge Comet Cash onto their student account can do so in the housing portal until the sixth day of class or can add funds to their card with a credit or debit card purchase. While Comet Cash is more flexible - it can be used at the bookstore as well as dining facilities, sales tax is collected when you use it. Comet Cash does not expire off your card at the end of the semester, the way that Dining Plan dollars will.
 

Room and Board Charges (by Semester)

 

 Fall

 Spring

 

Academic Year Total

DOUBLE ROOM BIRKELO or 2nd Floor BERG

$1,297.00

$1,197.00

 

$2494.00

DOUBLE-AS-A-SINGLE: BIRKELO/2nd Floor BERG

add $591.50

add $591.50

 

$3677.00

 

 

 

 

 

BERG DOUBLE (w/ either AIR or SUITE)

$1,593.00

$1,493.00

 

$3086.00

DOUBLE-AS-A-SINGLE: BIRKELO/1st Floor BERG

add $607.00

add $607.00

 

$4300.00

 

 

 

 

 

4 PERSON SUITE AGASSIZ

$1,842.75

$1,742.50

 

$3585.25

4 PERSON APARTMENT

$2,202.25

$2,102.00

 

$4304.25

DOUBLE-AS-A-SINGLE: AGASSIZ

add $789.50

add $789.50

 

$5164 or $5883

 

Refunds 
The refunds for "points" is simple - if you withdraw from school, you are eligible for the 'points' to be refunded to the business office. If you have no outstanding costs or charges on your account, a refund check for that amount will be processed.

Refunds for the meals portion involves determining if your pattern of usage is less than the value created by applying the formula below. if you withdraw from school, the lesser of the refund values will be reported to the business office as a refund for the board plan.

Finally, the housing refund uses the formula as indicted by the State Board of Higher Education

 

Enrollment Period

Fall 2021

 

 

Week of the Regular term

Withdrawal and Check out of Housing,

 

 

Room and Other Charges

Board Charges

 

Week begin

Week ending

 

 

 

  1

August 21, 2021

August 27

 

95%

95%

  2

August 28

September  3

 

90%

90%

  3

September  4

September 10

 

80%

80%

  4

September 11

September 17

 

75%

75%

  5

September 18

September 24

 

70%

70%

  6

September 25

October  1

 

65%

65%

  7

October  2

October  8

 

60%

60%

  8

October  9

October 15

 

50%

50%

  9

October 16

October 22

 

45%

45%

10

October 23

October 29

 

40%

40%

11

October 30

November  5

 

  0%

30%

12

November  6

November 12

 

  0%

25%

13

November 13

November 19

 

  0%

20%

14

November 20

November 26

 

  0%

10%

15

November 27

December  3

 

  0%

  5%

16

December 4

 

 

  0%

  0%