Silver and Bronze plans come with a combination of meals and dining dollars.

Meals can be used in all dining centers and Express Meal locations. Five meals per semester can also be used for guests. All other meals are for the plan holder, only.

Dining Dollars can be used in all ISU Dining locations and are great for coffee and snacks! Dining Dollars can also be used for guests.

Non-Required Area Meal Plan Options

Plan Name



Meals in Dining Centers or Retail locations

225 meals/semester

450 meals/year

125 meals/semester

250 meals/year

Dining Dollars - in any location



















  • Meals can be used in dining centers and express meal locations.
  • Meals expire at the end of each semester.
  • Dining Dollars will carry over from fall to spring semester and expire at the end of spring semester.

If you're living in a non-required area, you are also eligible to build your own plan with meal blocks and dining dollars.

Non-Required Areas

Wallace, Wilson, Frederiksen, SUV, Legacy Tower, Iowa State West, Memorial Union, Greek Community and off campus.

Students living in a required area for 2017-18 who were on the bronze plan for fall 2016 can select the bronze plan for 2017-18 if they choose to do so.