Dining Plans

Our dining plans help you get healthy, delicious, affordable food when and where you want it. Dining plans are accepted at all 26 Campus Dining Services locations.

All dining plans use your student ID for payment. When you order or purchase food, your purchase is deducted from your balance.

**Zou Silver is the only dining option available during summer.

Academic Year 2022-2023 Zou Platinum Zou Gold **Zou Silver
*Dining Plans have two components: dining dollars and an administrative fee. Dining dollars go toward meal purchases. The location of the purchase determines the discount. The administrative fee covers building maintenance, salaries, utilities and other overhead costs and is non-refundable.  
Dining dollars roll over from fall to spring? Yes, if you purchase a Zou Plan each semester Yes, if you purchase a Zou Plan each semester Yes, if you purchase a Zou Plan each semester
Price per academic year 2022-2023 (incl. admin fee*) $3,670 $3,190 $1,780
Dining dollars per academic year (after admin fee*). Special discounts apply. See FAQ for more info. $2,170 $1,690 $910
Can I add dining dollars? Yes, unlimited Yes, unlimited Yes, up to $100 per semester

Review the plans above and consider what fits your lifestyle. Where do you live? What locations are near your classes? Which dining locations do you like best? If you change your mind, you can switch plans through the fifth week of classes.

Dining Plans for Off-Campus Students

You don’t need to live in university housing to enjoy the benefits of a CDS dining plan.

Purchase a dining plan for off-campus students

Supplement Your Plan

You can add Dining dollars to supplement your dining plan.

Add Dining Dollars