Block and Dining Dollars

Looking for a small meal plan to grab lunch or snacks once in awhile? Block plans and dining dollars are for you! You can buy just blocks, just dining dollars or a combination of both to build your own mini-meal plan.

These are available to students living in Wallace, Wilson, Frederiksen, SUV, Iowa State West, Legacy Tower and off campus.

Block Plans

Block meals can be used in dining centers and in Express Meal locations. They expire at the end of the academic year. 

  • 105 meals, $1103 
  • 85 meals, $915
  • 50 meals, $550

Dining Dollars 

Dining Dollars can be used in all locations. They spend dollar for dollar and the discount is applied at the time of purchase. $10 to $190, no discount

  • $200 to $390, 5% discount
  • $400 to $590, 7.5% discount
  • $600+, 10% discount


Dining Dollars Expirations

  • At the end of summer, unused DD$ roll over for use during fall.
  • At the end of fall, unused DD$ roll over for use during spring.
  • At the end of the spring semester, on the Monday following commencement, all unused DD$ expire.You are encouraged to use your DD$ as unused DD$ will not be reduced or refunded.

Have Cy Power or Cyclone Plan? You shouldn't need to add anything to your plan because our dining centers are open for you to access anytime you'd like!  But, we know everyone has different needs. You can add blocks to your plan if you want additional express meals. You can also add additional dining dollars if you need them.