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Information and Updates for the Iona Community on Coronavirus

Meal Plans

All on-campus residents and full-time freshmen, sophomore and transfer commuter students are required to have a meal plan.

On-campus residents are enrolled in a full meal plan, which is included in Room and Board charges. Commuter students (freshman, sophomore and transfer) are enrolled in a commuter-level plan per semester.

Participation in our meal plan program through the meal card system allows you the freedom to purchase what you want, when you want it and where you want it with no restrictions. Our meal plan program employs a user-friendly declining balance system of purchases and transactions that provides ease of use and ease of mind. Beginning in fall 2021, the College will be introducing a meal plan exchange program for our freshman residents and Meal Plan Upgrades that includes meal swipes plus declining balance points.

You can always check your balance on receipts received at participating eateries, or through a request to our Office of Business Services.

Meal Plan Benefits

  • Meal plans can be used throughout the school year, from the first day of the fall semester to the end of the spring semester.
  • Unused funds at the end of the fall semester roll forward for use in the spring term.
  • You don’t pay New York State tax on meal plan purchases made on-campus, saving you money!
  • If you run out of points on your meal card, no problem! You may add points by purchasing a special add-on meal plan which can be used at any on-campus eatery.

Adding Meal Plan Funds

You can purchase meal plan points in increments of $50 through our online payment portal. If you wish to add points using check or cash, please visit Student Financial Services.

Pay Online

On-Campus points may be used at our on-campus dining locations and Flex points may be used at participating off-campus dining locations.

Meal Plan swipes may only be used at our on-campus dining locations. Meal Plan swipes expire weekly on Fridays at midnight. Learn more about meal plan swipes here.

You are welcome to select from any of the higher optional meal plans. Students may be able to use financial aid funds in excess of standard charges to pay for meal plan upgrades. Please speak with your Student Financial Services counselor to learn more. Any cancellations or requests for refunds will follow the housing refund schedule.

Residential Student Meal Plans 2021-2022
Resident Meal Plan Annual Cost Swipes per Week On-Campus Points Flex Points
Gold $6,400 15 800 1,600
Silver $5,400 12 600 1,500
Bronze $5,000 10 400 1,400
(Standard Plan)
$4,600 10 400 1,000
(Standard Plan)
$4,072 --- 2,772 1,300
Junior and Seniors
(Standard Plan)
$4,072 --- 2,472 1,600

All full-time (12 or more credits per semester), incoming undergraduate, second-year and new transfer students for the 2021-22 academic year are automatically enrolled in a mandatory commuter meal plan. This plan is designed to offer you the convenience of eating on campus as well as the benefit from the sales tax exemption.

Cost: $200 per semester (200 On-Campus points)

You may be able to use excess scholarship, grant or loan money for your meal plans. Please speak with your Student Financial Services counselor to learn more.

Your Meal Plan allotment is loaded on your Iona ID card. If you lose your ID card, please contact Business Services promptly at (914) 633-2122 to deactivate your card. Lost funds may only be replaced if you have reported the card as lost to Campus Security and/or Business Services. 


Business Services - Hours & Location

McSpedon Hall, Second Floor
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Walk-in Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Phone: (914) 633-2246
Fax: (914) 633-2148