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 meal plan, with a minimum of 10 meals per week. Students living in the Biola apartments or off campus are not required to have a meal plan.

A link to the full meal plan contract terms can be found at the bottom of the page.

Meal Plan Rates for Fall 2013 / Spring 2014 Academic Year

For Dorm Residents

  • 20 meals per week plus $125 flex dollars per semester = $2184/semester
  • 15 meals per week plus $125 flex dollars per semester = $2065/semester
  • 12 meals per week plus $125 flex dollars per semester = $1957/semester
  • 10 meals per week plus $125 flex dollars per semester = $1638/semester
  • 10 meals per week without flex dollars = $1525/semester
  • Block of 175 meals plus $125 flex dollars per semester = $1911/semester

For Commuters and Apartment Residents

  • 5 meals per week plus $50 flex dollars per semester = $675/semester
  • Block of 40 meals plus $50 flex dollars per semester = $484/semester

Select your Fall 2013/Spring 2014 meal plan by logging in to My Housing from the website and choosing "Dining" from the navigation bar.

Be advised: Students may upgrade their meal plan at any time, however, the last opportunity to reduce their meal plan for the current semester is the last Friday of late registration.

Meal Plan Rates for Interterm 2014 and Summer 2014

These amounts are calculated by a daily rate. Multiply the number of days you plan to eat by the daily rate attached to the meal plan you choose.

  • 5 meal plan = $4.85/day
  • 10 meal plan = $8.91/day
  • 12 meal plan = $9.38/day
  • 15 meal plan = $10.04/day
  • 20 meal plan = $10.85/day
  • example = 10 meal plan $8.91 X 10 days = $89.10

Sign-up for Interterm 2014 Meal Plans here

Sign-up for Summer 2014 Meal Plans here

Using Your Meal Plan

Our meal plans are offered with either a weekly or semester meal allowance. For instance, a 10 flex plan allows you to use up to 10 meals a week in Cafe Biola while a block of 40 meals allows you to eat up to 40 meals a semester in Cafe Biola. Weekly meal plans replenish themselves every Sunday. That means, if you're on the 10 flex meal plan, every Sunday 10 more meals are downloaded onto your ID card. If you are on a block plan, you will get a one-time download of either 40 or 175 meals for the entire semester. Be aware that unused meals do not roll over and are non-refundable.

Student Dollars

Students have the option to purchase Student Dollars separate from a meal plan. On-campus residents often use Student Dollars to supplement their meal plan, while Commuter students often use Student Dollars in lieu of a meal plan.

Student Dollars can be used at any of the dining locations on campus, as well as for printing in the computer labs. When used for dining, students receive a 10% discount off of menu prince. Student Dollars have no expiration date and will remain on your ID card as long as you are a current student.

Student Dollars can be purchased online with a credit card by logging on to The e-Accounts service allows students to add funds, check balances, view spending history, and save preferred payment methods. Parents, family members, and friends may also deposit funds onto a student's card from the same website. View instructions in the Downloads section below.

Student Dollars can also be purchased in-person with cash or credit card at the self-serve kiosks in the Library and at any of the Bon Appetit cash registers.

Helpful Downloads

Full Meal Plan Contract Terms.pdf
How to set up your e-Accounts
Special Diet Accommodation

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