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Meal Plans

How do they work?

Meal plans are geared specifically to make your life easier. Depending on whether you live on or off campus and which meal plan you choose, your meal plan can consist of unlimited swipes, a set number of swipes, Dining Dollars and an inclining balance.

What are my meal plan choices?

Our meal memberships provide you with many options. Select a membership that fits your status (resident or commuter) and your lifestyle.

Resident Memberships

Choose from four all-access memberships with varying levels of spending power. Each membership is made up of unlimited swipes at Bearcat Commons.

Resident Memberships Semester Cost* Includes
Silver Membership (Base)
$1,983
  • Unlimited access to Bearcat Commons, seven days a week
Gold Membership $2,133
  • Unlimited access to Bearcat Commons, seven days a week
  • $150 Resident Dollars
  • Five guest meal passes
Platinum Membership $2,283
  • Unlimited access to Bearcat Commons, seven days a week
  • $300 Resident Dollars
  • Eight guest meal passes
Weekday Membership
$1,833
  • Unlimited access to Bearcat Commons, Monday–Friday
North Complex Membership $717
  • 100 card swipes at Bearcat Commons
  • $75 Resident Dollars
  • Available only to students residing in North Complex

* Per semester. Rates for 2021-22 academic year.

Apartment/Commuter Blocks

Forest Village Apartments residents and commuter students can choose to purchase an all access residential membership (above), a block of meals or use an inclining balance. All registered, commuter students are automatically able to use inclining balance to charge their food purchases to their University account.

Blocks Semester Cost* Includes
Block - 25 $175
  • 25 meals per semester to use in Bearcat Commons
Block - 50 $305
  • 50 meals per semester to use in Bearcat Commons
Block - 75 $405
  • 75 meals per semester to use in Bearcat Commons
Inclining Balance
No cap
  • Like a credit card, charge all your purchases to your University account
  • All-Access Meals
  • Eat at Bearcat Commons at any time during the semester
Meal Kit Meal Plan $572
  • $120 voucher for Home Chef meal kit delivery service
  • 30 card swipes at Bearcat Commons
  • $180 Resident Dollars

* Per semester. Rates for 2021-22 academic year.

Dining Dollars

Dining Dollars, for on-campus students may be used at any campus retail location, including Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, MOOYAH, Einstein Bros., Zen Asian, including on-campus delivery, as well as vending machines, concession stands, Northwest tailgates, plus our Provisions on Demand (P.O.D.) convenience stores. Dining Dollars for commuting students may be used at the same locations as well as for delivery from Domino's and Pizza Hut.

If you run out of Dining Dollars you can add more in increments of $25.00. Dining Dollars will roll-over as long as you are a student at Northwest Missouri State University.

Guest Meal Pass

A guest meal pass can be used by a friend or family member and it gives them a one time access to the Bearcat Commons.