Frequently Asked Questions
No, Graduate students are not automatically enrolled in the Flex $325 Plan but may choose any applicable student Meal Plan option that will fit their needs.
No. If a housing exemption form has been approved and is on file with the Housing department, the student will not be required to purchase a first-year Meal Plan. These full-time students may choose from any of the Meal Plan options and if none is chosen will participate in the Flex $325 Plan each semester.
No. First-year on-campus residents must only purchase a first-year Meal Plan and are not required to participate in the Flex $325 Plan program.
Meal Plan Dollars come as part of your Meal Plan and will be loaded onto your WKU ID card. They are accepted at all on-campus restaurant locations and can also be used through our Dining Sidekick mobile ordering app. Any unused Meal Plan Dollars will roll from the fall semester to the spring semester.
Yes. Meal Plan Dollars can be added to your student account in $50 increments up to $200 additional Meal Plan Dollars. This must be done prior to the end of the first week of classes each semester.
The Flex $325 Plan is required for all full-time undergraduate students enrolled in 12 credit hours or more, who do not select a traditional Meal Plan, living on- and –off campus. More details can be found here Flex Plans.
Dining Dollars is a separate account designed for all campus populations – any student that has used all their Meal Plan Dollars or Flex, faculty and staff. Dining Dollars are loaded onto your ID card and are accepted at all our on-campus restaurant 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 or Hilltopper Hub. Money can be added any time throughout the year to your Dining Dollars account.
With the All-Access Plans, you can eat multiple times a day (up to once per hour) in one of our all-you-care-to-eat dining locations – Fresh Food Company or Hilltopper Hub. With either of the All-Access plans, students no longer have to stress about counting how many times they can eat per week or semester….they can simply go into Fresh Food Company or Hilltopper Hub and visit with friends, have a snack or a meal…all with no worries. The All-Access Plans also allow up to 10 Value Meals each week to enjoy in your other favorite restaurants on campus. The All-Access Plans come with Meal Plan Dollars too that can be used at any location!
Yes! If you are receiving financial aid, including grants and/or scholarships, this aid will be applied to all your university account charges including your Meal Plan or Flex Plan. If you have an outstanding balance on your account after all your financial aid has been applied, you are responsible for the outstanding charges as an out-of-pocket expense.
Yes. The Flex $325 Plan is charged to the full-time undergraduate student’s account automatically when the full-time criteria (12 credit hours) is met in the fall and spring semesters; unless the student enrolls in a traditional Meal Plan.
Yes. If you are not a first-year required student you may cancel your Meal Plan. Please see the Meal Plan Cancellation Policy for full details.