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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 allows you the freedom to purchase what you want, when you want it and where you want it.

The meal plan program for freshman residential students, as well as all meal plan upgrades, is a meal plan exchange that includes meal swipes and declining balance points. All other upper-level residential students take part in a meal program that utilizes a user-friendly declining balance system of points.

You can always check your balance on receipts received at participating eateries and through the 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 points at the end of the fall semester roll forward for use in the spring semester.
  • All meal plan purchases on campus are sales tax exempt.

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

You are welcome to select from any of the Meal Plan Upgrades. 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
(400 per semester)
(800 per semester)
Silver $5,400 12 600
(300 per semester)
(750 per semester)
Bronze $5,000 10 400
(200 per semester)
(700 per semester)
(Standard Plan)
$4,600 10 400
(200 per semester)
(500 per semester)
(Standard Plan)
$4,072 --- 2,772
(1,386 per semester)
(650 per semester)
Junior and Seniors
(Standard Plan)
$4,072 --- 2,472
(1,236 per semester)
(800 per semester)

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