Plan Options

Meal plans are manadatory for all students who live in Kays Hall, University Hall, Arkansas Hall, North Park Quads, Honors Living Learning Community, Sorority Housing, and the ROTC Living Learning Community.  Commuter students, NYIT students, and those who live in Collegiate Park Apartments, Red Wolf Den Apartments, Pack Place, the Circle, and the Village have the option of purchasing a meal plan. 

All plans are available for these students; however the Voluntary Meal Plans (VMPs) are available only to these students. Plans may only be changer prior to the opening date of the residence halls each semester.

  • First Year Students
    • 7-Day + $300 Flex + 5 Guest Passes + 1 To-Go Containers - $2,105.00
    • 7-Day + $450 Flex + 5 Guest Passes + 1 To-Go Containers - $2,200.00
    • 5-Day + $400 Flex + 5 guest passes + 1 To-Go Containers - $2,120.00
  • Second Year Students & Above
    • 7-Day + $300 Flex + 5 Guest Passes + 1 To-Go Containers - $2,105.00
    • 7-Day + $450 Flex + 5 Guest Passes + 1 To-Go Containers - $2,200.00
    • 5-Day + $400 Flex + 5 guest passes + 1 To-Go Containers - $2,120.00
    • 150 Block + $500 Flex = $1,820.00
    • 115 Block + $700 Flex = $1,740.00
  • Third Year Students & Above
    • 7-Day + $300 Flex + 5 Guest Passes + 1 To-Go Containers - $2,105.00
    • 7-Day + $450 Flex + 5 Guest Passes + 1 To-Go Containers - $2,200.00
    • 5-Day + $400 Flex + 5 guest passes + 1 To-Go Containers - $2,120.00
    • 150 Block + $500 Flex = $1,820.00
    • 115 Block + $700 Flex = $1,740.00
    • $1,640 Flex = $1,640.00
  • 7-Day + $300 Flex + 5 Guest Passes + 1 To-Go Containers - $2,105.00
  • 7-Day + $450 Flex + 5 Guest Passes + 1 To-Go Containers - $2,200.00
  • 5-Day + $400 Flex + 5 guest passes + 1 To-Go Containers - $2,120.00
  • 150 Block + $500 Flex = $1,820.00
  • 115 Block + $700 Flex = $1,740.00
  • 50 Block + $150 Flex = $650.00
  • 25 Block + $175 Flex = $430.00
  • $1,640 Flex = $1,640.00
  • $900 Flex = $900.00
  • Third Year Students & Above
    • 7-Day + $300 Flex + 5 Guest Passes + 1 To-Go Containers - $2,105.00
    • 7-Day + $450 Flex + 5 Guest Passes + 1 To-Go Containers - $2,200.00
    • 5-Day + $400 Flex + 5 guest passes + 1 To-Go Containers - $2,120.00
    • 150 Block + $500 Flex = $1,820.00
    • 115 Block + $700 Flex = $1,740.00
    • 50 Block + $150 Flex = $650.00
    • 25 Block + $175 Flex = $430.00
    • $1,640 Flex = $1,640.00
    • $900 Flex = $900.00
  • Off Campus Students
    • 7-Day + $300 Flex + 5 Guest Passes + 1 To-Go Containers - $2,105.00
    • 7-Day + $450 Flex + 5 Guest Passes + 1 To-Go Containers - $2,200.00
    • 5-Day + $400 Flex + 5 guest passes + 1 To-Go Containers - $2,120.00
    • 150 Block + $500 Flex = $1,820.00
    • 115 Block + $700 Flex = $1,740.00
    • 50 Block + $150 Flex = $650.00
    • 25 Block + $175 Flex = $430.00
    • $1,640 Flex = $1,640.00
    • $900 Flex = $900.00

All Students are Eligible  

A declining balance account that can be used at all our dining venues, as listed above. They can also be used in the ASU Bookstore and off campus at local retailers. See the Student Account Services Web page for more information and a list of participating retailers.  

Students who select a Fall semester plan will automatically be re enrolled in the same meal plan for the Spring, unless a change has been requested and approved in the proper time frame.

The 7-Day + Plans

Offers unlimited access to dining in Acansa Dining Hall, 7 days a week. Come in for a meal, a snack or just to enjoy a cup of coffee or a soda. This is our most economical plan, perfect for the student with a big appetite, small appetite or somewhere in between. Flex dollars may be used at any dining location on campus, including the Campus Store. Students with the 7 Day plan may NOT bring guests in, unless they use one of their five guest passes or Flex. This plan also include 1 To-Go Container that can be used in the Acansa Dining Hall. 

*Flex rolls from fall to spring if you have one of the following plans AND keep one of the same type of plans listed: 5 Day, 7 Day, 150 block, 115 Block, All Flex. Flex DOES NOT roll over if you have a meal plan and then choose a Voluntary Meal Plan in the Spring.


The 5-Day + Plans

Also offers unlimited access to dining in our Acansa Dining Hall, Monday through Friday ONLY. It operates just like the 7-Day plan, but is more suitable for the diner who prefers to only eat on campus during the school week. If you travel to your hometown most weekends, this plan is for you! Flex dollars may be used at any dining location on campus, including the Campus Store. Students with the 5 Day plan may NOT bring guests in, unless they use one of their five guest passes or Flex.  This plan also include 1 To-Go Container that can be used in the Acansa Dining Hall. 

*Flex rolls from fall to spring if you have one of the following plans AND keep one of the same type of plans listed: 5 Day, 7 Day, 150 block, 115 Block, All Flex. Flex DOES NOT roll over if you have a meal plan and then choose a Voluntary Meal Plan in the Spring.


The Block Plans

Allow a meal plan holder to dine in the Acansa, up to the number of block meals purchased, any time the Acansa is open. The Block plans also give the flexibility of allowing the plan holder to use the plan to bring in guests. Each guest will reduce the block by one meal. Block meals not used by the end of each term will be forfeited. 

*Please note, block meals do not roll over from fall to the spring. All unused blocks are forfeited at the end of each semester. Flex rolls from fall to spring if you have one of the following plans AND keep one of the same type of plans listed: 5 Day, 7 Day, 150 block, 115 Block, All Flex. Flex DOES NOT roll over if you have a meal plan and then choose a Voluntary Meal Plan in the Spring.


Flex Dollars

Operates like a declining account that can be used at any of our dining venues, including Acansa Dining Hall, the Food Court, Campus Store, Starbucks, and Simply to Go. Flex is tax-exempt, offering a savings of 10.5% in Craighead County.

*Flex rolls from fall to spring if you have one of the following plans AND keep one of the same type of plans listed: 5 Day, 7 Day, 150 block, 115 Block, All Flex. Flex DOES NOT roll over if you have a meal plan and then choose a Voluntary Meal Plan in the Spring.


Voluntary Meal Plan (VMP)

The VMP is designed specifically for our commuter students and our students who love to cook in their on-campus apartments. VMPs allow a meal plan holder to dine in the Acansa, up to the number of blocks meals purchased, any time the Acansa is open. The Block plans also give the flexibility of allowing the plan holder to use the plan to bring in guests. Each guest will reduce the block by one meal. Two of our VMP plans contain Flex dollars. Flex operates like a declining balance and can be used at any of our dining venues. In addition, we have an all flex VMP that can be used at all our locations at any time.

*This is the ONLY meal plan that rolls from August to July

Meal plans Block or Flex balance can be checked onmyAstatecampus portal, the Acansa Dining Hall register orat any retail register.  

Throughout the year, students and parents have the ability to add additional Flex Dollars in $50 increments. Click HERE to add additional flex to your meal plan.

To enroll or change your meal plan please contact University Housing

Reng Student Union, room 2053

Phone (870) 972-2042

housing@astate.edu

The meal plan charge appears on the student's myAstate campus portal after meal plan has been selected. Additional information on student accounts may be obtained from the A-State Treasurer's Office.