Cat Dollars & Meal Plans

Cat Dollars (Deposit into this Plan)

In order to serve you better and to open the path for additional services in the future, the CatCard Office is combining multiple funds associated with your CatCard into a single plan named Cat Dollars. You will be able to use Cat Dollars anywhere on campus including all Dining Services operations, the Campus Store, laundry facilities in Housing, to print and copy in the library, and more. Cat Dollars balance carries over or rolls over year after year. Cat Dollars balance is only refundable upon disassociation from the university. RESIDENTS RECEIVE $250 CAT DOLLARS PER SEMESTER.  To request a Cat Dollars refund, please click here.

On-Campus Declining Balance Meal Plan (Residential Dollars)

All residents on campus must have a meal plan. Meal plans are billed and reloaded per semester. Dining Dollars are tax-free funds that can be used in any food establishment on campus. These funds do not roll over after the end of the housing contract. RESIDENTS RECEIVE $1,750 DINING DOLLARS PER SEMESTERS.

Commuter Meal Plans

The commuter meal plan is ideal for graduate and undergraduate students who commute to campus and wish to eat meals on campus at least a few times a week. It is a tax-exempt plan just like the on-campus meal plan valid at the Yablokoff-Wallace Dining Center. You can add money in $50 increments, which equals approximately eight meals depending on your spending patterns. Similar to the Residential Meal Plan, plan balances will roll over from fall to spring and are forfeited at the end of the spring academic term. To request a Commuter Meal Plan, please contact

How to Make a Deposit

To add funds to one of the plans above, please follow visit on "Make a Deposit".


If you have questions about the plans, please contact the CatCard Office at 209-228-2228 or email