Off-Campus Student Meal Plans
We offer Off-Campus Student Meal Plans that combine Flex Dollars and meals to provide flexibility to commuters and students living off campus. You can use meals seven days a week at any of the All You Care To Eat dining centers. Flex Dollars are accepted at the dining centers as well as many more locations across campus. You can also use your allocated meals and Flex Dollars to treat friends and family.
|Plan||Meals||Flex Dollars||Cost||Valid Through|
|Huskie Classic||Unlimited Unlimited Meals||None No Flex Dollars||Costs $1395||End of semester Valid through end of semester|
Huskie Block 50
|Huskie Block 50||50 50 Meals||150 Flex Dollars||Costs $550||End of semester Valid through end of semester|
Huskie Block 100
|Huskie Block 100||100 100 Meals||150 Flex Dollars||Costs $925||End of semester Valid through end of semester|
Huskie Block 150
|Huskie Block 150||150 150 Meals||150 Flex Dollars||Costs $1225||End of semester Valid through e nd of s emester|
Flex Level 1
|Flex Level 1||None No Meals||110 Flex Dollars||Costs $105||End of academic year Valid through end of academic year|
Flex Level 2
|Flex Level 2||None No Meals||220 Flex Dollars||Costs $210||End of academic year Valid through end of academic year|
Flex Level 3
|Flex Level 3||None No Meals||330 Flex Dollars||Costs $315||End of academic year Valid through end of academic year|
Flex Level 4
|Flex Level 4||None No Meals||450 Flex Dollars||Costs $420||End of academic year Valid through end of academic year|
Flex Dollars are subject to state sales tax.
Huskie Block Plans 50, 100, & 150
Why select this plan?
Eat near classes or when you're just around campus.
Take meals to-go out of Gilbert, Neptune, and New Hall.
Use Flex Dollars to treat guests in All You Care to Eat dining centers.
Use Flex Dollars at Stevenson and other retail locations across campus.
A plan that offers access to more locations across campus and includes a new to-go option. Perfect for the off-campus student constantly on-the-go.
- Dine-in and to-go meals in Gilbert, Neptune, and New Hall Dining.
- Meal exchange in Stevenson Retail Dining and Dog Pound C-Store.
- Meals and Flex Dollars are loaded all at once and available until the end of the semester.
- Use Flex Dollars at all dining options across campus.
Accepted at Locations
|Location||Dine-In||To-Go Meals||Meal Exchange|
Huskie Block Plans include Flex Dollars.
Huskie Classic Plan
Why select this plan?
You'll usually only eat at New Hall, Gilbert, or Neptune.
You don't care about taking meals to-go.
You can use any number of meals per week.
You don't plan to visit Stevenson to use a meal plan swipe.
The plan meant for All You Care to Eat dining.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I sign up?
Use the online sign-up portal, you'll be given the option of selecting one of these plans.
Am I able to sign up for a meal plan?
To purchase any of these plans, you must be a current-enrolled, matriculating student for the concurrent semester that the plan is purchased.
How and when do I pay for a meal plan?
Your meal plan will be billed to your NIU Bursar's account along with your room rate. See due dates.
How can I change my meal plan if I already signed up?
Deadlines for requesting changes:
- If you added your meal plan before the semester started, you have ten business days from the start of the semester to upgrade, downgrade, or cancel your meal plan. After those ten business days, you can still upgrade or refill, but you can't cancel or downgrade your plan.
- If you added your meal plan on or after the first day of the semester, you have ten business days from the date you added your plan to upgrade, downgrade, or cancel it. After those ten business days, you can still upgrade or refill, but you can't cancel or downgrade your plan.
What meal plan should I select?
This depends on how often you plan on eating on campus, and where you would like to eat. Prefer the dine-in experience in our All You Care to Eat locations? The Huskie Classic Plan is great for you. Prefer to grab food on-the-go, or fancy a coffee every morning before class? The Huskie Block Plans, or Flex Level Plans provide flexibility to let you eat at all on campus locations .
What is the To-Go meal program?
A new program for any student on a Huskie Block Plan (50, 100, or 150) to fill a reusable container and take their food to-go.
Return dirty but empty container and receive a new, clean container or key tag for the next time you wish to take To-Go.
One-time fee of $4 the first time you wish to take to-go. Lost containers or key tags will result in another $4 charge.
See more information on the To-Go program
I'm running low on my meal swipes or Flex Dollars, can I add more?
If you run out of meal swipes or Flex Dollars during the semester, you can always refill by selecting the same plan again, or another plan from the list above. Refill a meal plan online.
When do unused meals or Flex Dollars expire?
For Huskie Block Plans, unused meals and Flex Dollars both expire at the end of the semester.
For Flex Level Plans, any unused Flex Dollars expire at the end of the academic year, ending with the spring semester.
What are Huskie Bucks, and do I need them?
Huskie Bucks are another way to pay for meals but are not part of a meal plan. Huskie Bucks are also used for printing/copying on campus. You can deposit funds into your Huskie Bucks account at any time. Learn more about Huskie Bucks.
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