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Spending Accounts and Meal Plans

 There are five different accounts you can use to make purchases with your WKU ID Card:



  • Big Red Dollars and/or Dining Dollars can be purchased through the ID Center or on Topnet.

  • Meal Plans and Meal Plan Dollars must be purchased on Topnet.

  • MPD Flex will automatically be accessed to your account if you meet the criteria. 



Big Red Dollars are a convenient way to make purchases for different products and services on campus and at participating merchants off-campus. You can add Big Red Dollars at any time and Big Red Dollars will roll from semester to semester, year to year.

Big Red Dollars are also accepted at the following locations:

View Participating Off-Campus Locations


How to Add Big Red Dollars

Big Red Dollars can be added to your WKU ID Card account by calling the WKU ID Center at (270) 745-2417 or through Topnet.

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A minimum deposit of $20 is required for debit/credit deposits, and a minimum of $10 for cash and check deposits is required.

Meal Plans are the key to delicious meals, coffee, snacks and more, at over 20 locations across campus. It is the most convenient and economical way for a student to eat on campus using their WKU student ID. The Meal Plan includes meal swipes and Meal Plan Dollars, loaded onto the student ID. No need to carry additional cards or cash while enjoying the variety of flavors of and choices!


Meal Plans are purchased on Topnet.


Meal Plan Dollars are a part of your Meal Plan and can be customized to fit your needs. These Meal Plan Dollars can be used in all on-campus dining locations including Chick-fil-A, Einstein Bros. Bagels, and Starbucks! Any additional Meal Plan Dollars added via TopNet will be added to your university bill.

When using Meal Plan Dollars, you will save 11% on all applicable purchases and save $1.00 off the door price when used in the Fresh Food Company or Hilltopper Hub.

You may need more Meal Plan Dollars! When signing up for your meal plan you can add up to $200 additional Meal Plan Dollars in $50 increments via TopNet to help with all the 'extras' you may want. This chart shows week-to-week spending to ensure the dollars last all semester. It can help you budget your MPD according to your Meal Plan chosen AND help determine if you will need to add additional Meal Plan Dollars. For more meal plan information, check out our Meal Plan options.


Dining Dollars provides the added security of not having to carry cash for your food purchases and is faster than using cash or personal debit/credit cards.

This is additional money that can be added to the student's WKU ID labeled as "Dining Dollars," designed for our off-campus students, upperclassmen and faculty and staff. Dining Dollars are loaded onto the student ID card and are accepted at all WKU Restaurant Group locations.

When using Dining Dollars, you will save 11% on all applicable purchases and save $1 off the door price when used in the Fresh Food Company and Hilltopper Hub.

Dining Dollars never expire and can be replenished any time throughout the year by going online to TopNet or to the ID Center, Downing Student Union 2125.

A minimum deposit of $20 is required for debit/credit deposits and a minimum of $10 for cash and check deposits is required.

Add Money via Topnet

The Flex Plan is designed to supplement a student’s campus dining needs. The Flex Plan on your account is not a fee – these dollars can be used in every dining location on-campus and through the Dining Sidekick mobile app, plus you will receive an 11% discount on applicable purchases when using your Flex.

Learn More | Flex Plan


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 Last Modified 4/26/23