Meal Plan Options & Rates

Students grabbing food at the Cafe

Biola offers a variety of options for the students living on or off campus. All students living in the residence halls are required to purchase either a traditional or flex meal plan, with a minimum of 10 meals per week. Students living in the Biola apartments or off campus may purchase a meal plan or commuter plan.

Review the meal plan contract.

Meal plans Rates for 2009/2010 academic year

  • Block plan 175: $1700/semester (with any 175 meals and $100 flex/semester)
  • Block plan 40: $430/semester (with any 40 meals and $75 flex/semester)
  • 5 flex plan: $600/semester (wth $25 flex/semester)
  • 10 meals per week: $1390/semester – no flex
  • 10 flex: $1490/semester with $100 flex
  • 12 flex: $1785/semester with $100 flex
  • 15 flex: $1845/semester with $100 flex
  • 20 flex: $1940/semester with $125 flex

The 10, 12, 15 and 20 are the number of meals available per week, to be eaten only in Café Biola.

The flex part of the meal plans is a declining balance that can be used in the Eagles’ Nest, Common Grounds, the Coffee Cart, the Talon Grab 'n Go or to take guests to dine with you or for additional meals in Café Biola. If students run out of flex dollars, they can add more in the Auxiliary Services office, located under the bookstore, across the street from the gym. They can pay with cash/check/credit card or the charge can be added to their student account. Any unused flex dollars carry over from fall to spring, but not spring to fall. If a student leaves at the end of fall and does not return, unused flex dollars are not refunded. All unused flex dollars are deleted at the end of May and are not refundable. Flex dollars cannot be shared from one student to another. Meal plans are nontransferable. Flex dollars are not to be used for buying in bulk.

Commuter students and students living in the Biola apartments may purchase any of the meal plans, a 5 flex plan or a Block Plan (any 40 meals per semester with $100 flex.) They may also put money on their ID card and receive a 10% bonus with each dollar amount added to their card. This is called the Commuter Plan. Once you add money to your card, you can add additional dollars to your card either in Auxiliary Services or at any of the dining facilities (you must pay cash or check at the dining facilities.)

If you have questions call
Carolyn White
Auxiliary Services
562-944-0351, ext. 5810