Meal Plan Features & Options

First- and second-year residential students are required to have a meal plan for the entire academic year. We encourage upper class and commuter students to continue dining with us! We have several meal plans designed for upper class and commuter students. Students who want to take advantage of these plans may sign up through FlashLine.

First- and Second-Year Residential Meal Plans

The Gold Plan

Unlimited meal swipes in Eastway and DI Dining
$550 Declining Balance
15 Guest Meals
Meal Exchange at various locations
 

The Kent Plan

Unlimited meal swipes in Eastway and DI Dining
$300 Declining Balance
15 Guest Meals
Meal Exchange at various locations
 

The Blue Plan

Unlimited meal swipes in Eastway and DI Dining
$100 Declining Balance
15 Guest Meals
Meal Exchange at various locations
 

Flash 200 Block

200 meal swipes in Eastway and DI Dining
$300 Declining Balance
$100 Downtown Dining Dollars
10 Guest Meals
Meal Exchange at various locations

Upper Class and Commuter Meal Plans
Meal Plan Features

Meal Plans Features

Meal Swipes

Meal Swipe

Meal Swipes give students access into the two all-you-care-to-eat dining halls. Students simply swipe their FLASHcard to enter Eastway Dining or DI Dining and they are good to go! Students with unlimited meal plans may enter without the need to count their meal swipes! Students with Block meal plans will have a set number of swipes per semester. Meal swipes may only be used by the specific meal plan holder.

Declining Balance

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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 roll over from semester to semester, until the student graduates or leaves Kent State University. Bonus dollars do not roll over from semester to semester.

Guest Meals

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Guest Meals offer flexibility to treat friends or family to a meal in Eastway Dining or the DI Dining: Eat-In!  Each of the unlimited meal plan comes with a specific number of guest meals each semester that are loaded directly on your FLASHcard. Guest meals can be used for any additional individuals the meal plan holder would like to use them on.

Meal Exchange

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Meal Exchange gives variety and flexibility to our meal plans. Students can redeem one meal swipe per meal period for a meal at designated locations on-campus, including Rosie’s Diner, Metropolitan Deli, George T. Simon III Cafe, and more!

Downtown Dining Dollars

Downtown Dining Dollars  are loaded onto your FLASHcard with the purchase of a Flash 200 Block meal plan. These funds can be used at participating restaurants around the city of Kent! Downtown Dining Dollars are non-refundable. 

 


Meal Plan Rates

Kent State University’s Tuition Guarantee Plan offers undergraduate students the certainty of room and board (meal plan) charges for their applicable cohort. Students can find their meal plan rate by clicking on the tab that aligns with their cohort.

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The meal plan rates listed below are the 2022 cohort semester rates included in the Tuition Guarantee Plan. They are also the semester rates for non-cohort students for academic year 2022-2023.

First- and second-year residential meal plans

The Gold Plan: $2,898
The Kent Plan: $2,648
The Blue Plan: $2,448
Flash 200 Block: $2,448

Upper class and commuter meal plans

Flash 200 Block: $2,448
Flash 100 Block: $1,445
Flash Flex 15: $800
On the Go Plan: $165

The meal plan rates listed below are the 2021 cohort semester rates included in the Tuition Guarantee Plan. They are also the semester rates for non-cohort students for academic year 2021-2022.

First- and second-year residential meal plans

The Gold Plan: $2,833
The Kent Plan: $2,575
The Blue Plan: $2,356
Flash 200 Block: $2,448

Upper class and commuter meal plans

Flash 200 Block: $2,448
Flash 100 Block: $1,391
Flash Flex 15: $800
On the Go Plan: $165

The meal plan rates listed below are the 2020 cohort semester rates included in the Tuition Guarantee Plan. They are also the semester rates for non-cohort students for academic year 2020-2021.

First- and second-year residential meal plans

The Gold Plan: $2,750
The Kent Plan: $2,500
The Blue Plan: $2,287
Flash 200 Block: $2,448

Upper class and commuter meal plans

Flash 200 Block: $2,448
Flash 100 Block: $1,350
Flash Flex 15: $800
On the Go Plan: $165

The meal plan rates listed below are the 2019 cohort semester rates included in the Tuition Guarantee Plan. They are also the semester rates for non-cohort students for academic year 2019-2020.

First- and second-year residential meal plans

The Gold Plan: $2,624
The Kent Plan: $2,407
The Blue Plan: $2,207
Flash 200 Block: $2,448

Upper class and commuter meal plans

Flash 200 Block: $2,448
Flash 100 Block: $1,289
Flash Flex 15: $800
On the Go Plan: $165