Our chefs aren’t creating food just for students, we’re here to serve you, too! As a full-time ISU employee, you can sign up for the Staff Charge Plan.

You can use the Staff Charge Plan at any of our locations. The staff charge plan gives you a flat $9.10 for breakfast and $11.30 entry at any of our dining centers for lunch/dinner.  Our dining centers are all-you-care-to-dine with no taxes and no tipping. They’re also a great place for breakfast or lunch meetings!

Just hand your ISUCard to the cashier or use the new GET Mobile ID for contactless payment, and the cost of your purchase will be automatically deducted from your paycheck each month. There is no cost to sign-up for the Staff Charge Plan and absolutely no obligation to use it.

Signing Up

Signing-up for the Staff Charge Plan is simple:

  • Log-in to AccessPlus
  • Select Employee tab
  • Select Dining Charge Plan from the left-hand menu and follow the instructions

Once you have signed up, you can start using your plan.

Terms and Conditions

Only full-time Iowa State University employees are eligible to participate in the Staff Charge Plan. There is no cost to have a Staff Charge Plan and there is no obligation to use it.

The Staff Charge Plan entitles you to a discount on meals at the following on-campus Dining Centers: Conversations, Seasons, Union Drive Marketplace, and Friley Windows. This discount applies only to you as the staff member and may not be used for guests.

The Staff Charge Plan can be used to make purchases in all ISU Dining locations but discounts are only applied to dining center purchases.

Participation in the Staff Charge Plan requires enrollment in Iowa State University’s Payroll Deduction. AccessPlus enrollment for Payroll Deduction will authorize 100% of your account u-bill minimum monthly balance to be deducted from your month-end payroll.

Prior month Staff Charge Plan purchases are assessed to your UBill on the first of the following month and will appear on your monthly Accounts Receivable statement in Access Plus. These charges will be deducted, in full, from your next paycheck.

You have the right to cancel your Payroll Deduction authorization, prior to the 15th of each month, by emailing your full name, ISU ID number, and details of your request to ubill@iastate.edu. This will also cancel your Staff Charge Plan. Please note that your Payroll Deduction will not be cancelled if you have unpaid ISU Dining charges.

To access your plan, you must present your ISUCard to our cashier at the time of purchase. Your card is for your use only and can’t be given to another person to use.

Loss or theft of your ISUCard should be reported immediately to the ISU Card Office. ISU Dining is not responsible for any fraudulent transactions prior to your notification that your card is lost or stolen.

Communication about your Staff Charge Plan will be sent to you via your ISU email account.