2019-2020 Meal Plans

Kent State University Dining Services offers a variety of meal plans tailored to promote the health and well-being of students while complementing their busy schedules. These meal plans were designed specifically for Kent State students to be convenient, flexible and loaded with options. Meal Plans will give you easy access to dining locations across campus with a range of hours including the 24/7 location, Rosie's Diner. With a meal plan there's no need to carry cash or a credit card; it's all on your FLASHcard!

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Meal Plan Features

All Meal Plans are comprised of Meal Swipes and Declining Balance Dollars. Students living on campus & required to purchase a meal plan should sign up through the Residence Services Housing Application. Commuter students or students living on campus meeting an exemption criteria are not required to purchase a meal plan. However, students may sign up for a meal plan in FlashLine or by contacting the FLASHcard Office.

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Meal Swipes

Meal Swipes give student's access into the three all-you-care-to-eat dining halls.  A cashier will simply swipe a student's FLASHcard when entering Eastway Fresh Food Company, The Market or Prentice Café and they are good to go! Students with All-Access meal plans will have an unlimited number of swipes into Eastway Fresh Food Company, The Market or Prentice Café, while students with Block meal plans will have a set number of swipes per semester.

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Declining Balance

Declining Balance are the dollars included with a Meal Plan and are used like a debit plan. Grab Starbucks, a meal in The HUB or some quick snacks in any campus market! These dollars go directly onto your FLASHcard and can only be used at on-campus dining retail locations. Declining balance dollars rollover from semester to semester, until the student graduates or leaves Kent State University. 

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Guest Meals

Guest Meals offer flexibility to treat friends or family to a meal in Eastway Fresh Food Company, The Market or Prentice Café!  Each All-Access meal plan comes with a specific number of guest meals each semester that are loaded directly on your FLASHcard.

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Meal Exchange

Meal Exchange is an added bonus to the All-Access and Block meal plans. These will give you the maximum flexibility and variety in your campus dining experience. Students with All-Access and Block Meal plans can redeem one meal swipe per meal period at Rosie’s DinerEastway Deli, Munchies Market DeliGeorge T. Simon III Cafe or The CUE Express.


All-Access Meal Plan Options

  • Please note: The 2018 – 2019 Tuition Guarantee Cohort Rates apply to first-year degree-seeking undergraduate and eligible transfer students starting at Kent State during the 2018-19 academic year. To learn more about Tuition Guarantee Cohort Rates, please visit the Bursar's Office Tuition Guarantee page.

  • The 2019-2020 meal plans and rates are proposed and subject to approval by the Board of Trustees.

Maximize the dining experience with All-Access Meal Plans! Eat at Eastway Fresh Food Company, The Market or Prentice Café as often as you like & never run out of meal swipes! 

The Gold Plan 

2018-2019 Cohort Price: $2,545.00-each semester
2019-2020 Cohort Price: $2,624.00-each semester
The Gold Plan
  • Unlimited meal swipes in Eastway Fresh Food Company, The Market or Prentice Café
  • $550 Declining Balance and 10 Guest Meals
  • Meal Exchange at Rosie's Diner, Eastway Deli, Munchies Market Deli, George T. Simon III Cafe and The CUE Express 

 

The Kent Plan- new for 2019-2020!

2019-2020 Cohort Price: $2,407.00-each semester
 

The Kent Plan

  • Unlimited meal swipes in Eastway Fresh Food Company, The Market or Prentice Café
  • $300 Declining Balance and 10 Guest Meals
  • Meal Exchange at Rosie's Diner, Eastway Deli, Munchies Market Deli, George T. Simon III Cafe and The CUE Express 

 

The blue Plan

2018-2019 Cohort Price: $2,141.00-each semester
2019-2020 Cohort Price: $2,207.00-each semester
 


The Blue Plan

  • Unlimited meal swipes in Eastway Fresh Food Company, The Market or Prentice Café
  • $100 Declining Balance and 5 Guest Meals
  • Meal Exchange at Rosie's Diner, Eastway Deli, Munchies Market Deli, George T. Simon III Cafe and The CUE Express 

 

Block Meal Plan Options

Enjoy the option of visiting Eastway Fresh Food Company, The Market or Prentice Café and still have declining balance dollars to spend at your favorite on-campus locations. 

FLASH 100 BLOCK

2019-2020 Price: $1,289.00-each semester
 

Flash 100 Plan

  • 100 meal swipes at Eastway Fresh Food Company, The Market or Prentice Café
  • $500 Declining Balance and 5 Guest Meals
  • Meal Exchange at Rosie's Diner, Eastway Deli, Munchies Market Deli, George T. Simon III Cafe and The CUE Express 

 

FLASH 50 BLOCK

2019-2020 Price: $773.00-each semester
 
Flash 50 Plan
  • 50 meal swipes at Eastway Fresh Food Company, The Market or Prentice Café
  • $350 Declining Balance 
  • Meal Exchange at Rosie's Diner, Eastway Deli, Munchies Market Deli, George T. Simon III Cafe and The CUE Express 

 

FLASH 30 BLOCK

2019-2020 Price: $516.00-each semester
 
Flash 30 Block
  • 30 meal swipes at Eastway Fresh Food Company, The Market or Prentice Café
  • $250 Declining Balance
  • Meal Exchange at Rosie's Diner, Eastway Deli, Munchies Market Deli, George T. Simon III Cafe and The CUE Express 

 

Declining Balance Meal Plan Option

The Flex plan

2019-2020 Price: $800.00-each semester
 
The Flex Plan
  • $800 Declining Balance

 

 

 

Please note: Meal plans are only able to be redeemed by the meal plan holder.

FAQs

Q. Am I REQUIRED TO HAVE A MEAL PLAN? 

A. Per University Policy, first year and sophomore resident students are required to have a meal plan for the entire school year. First year and sophomore resident students are able to pick from The Gold, The Kent or The Blue Meal Plan. Resident Students will select a meal plan while completing the Residence Services Housing Application.

Upperclass resident and commuter students are not required to purchase a meal plan, but are welcome to do so via the Housing Application or Flashline. 

Q. Am I able to change my meal plan after I HAVE SELECTED one?

A. If you decide to purchase a meal plan and wish to change your selection, you may do so by visiting your Student Dashboard in Flashline or by contacting the Flashcard Office.

  1. A cancellation will be approved and a full refund will be processed if a student requests to cancel a meal plan by the Add/Drop period and there has been no usage of any part of the meal plan. 
  2. A cancellation will be approved and a full refund will be processed if a student requests to cancel a meal plan after the Add/Drop period, but within 2 business days of the purchase.  

Q. What happens to my meal swipes, guest meals and declining balance dollars at the end of the semester? 

A. At the end of each semester, any unused meal swipes and guest meals will expire. Any unused declining balance dollars will rollover to the next semester.

Q. Can I change my meal plan from semester to semester? 

A. Yes, students are able to switch meal plans from semester to semester. The meal plan options available to a student will depend on the student's class standing before the start of the school year. 

Visit our FAQ page for more frequently asked meal plan questions or contact our Dining Office at 330-672-2541.