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Frequently Asked Questions

What are Flex Dollars?

Flex Dollars are cash values included in all meal plans. They work like a pre-paid debit card with funds kept on your student ID card. Flex Dollars may be used at any on-campus dining location. Tax Free!

Do Flex Dollars carry over from semester to semester?

Flex Dollars are not carried over from the fall to the spring semester. If Flex Dollars are not spent by the end of each semester they will be forfeited.

Do Block Meals carry over from semester to semester?

The 25 and 50 Block Meal Plans may be used during the semester in which they are purchased. The meals do not carry over from semester to semester.

Can I change my meal plan if it does not fit my needs?

Yes! Changing to a bigger or smaller meal plan can be done during the first week of the fall and spring semester. All other changes must be requested by Peter Phaiah, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs at (218) 281-8505 or phaiah@umn.edu.

If I'm not a Resident Hall Student, where do I buy my meal plan?

To purchase a meal plan contact Angelika Huglen in the University Dining Services office located in Sahlstrom Conference Center. If you live off-campus, you can purchase a non- traditional meal plan there as well.

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