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Meal Plans

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Kean meal plans offer affordable and satisfying choices that cater to the diverse tastes and dietary needs of the Kean community. Flexible dining options, both on and off-campus, are designed to fit every campus lifestyle. Our all-you-care-to-eat dining halls provide a terrific value. We offer a range of high-quality, healthy flavors and international cuisine.

Unlimited Meal Plans

Weekly Replenishment Plans

Block Plans

Declining Balance Plans

Accepting Locations

Meal Plan Policies

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2022-2023 Meal Plan Options

Unlimited Meal Plans

Geared for the student who wants peace of mind knowing they have unlimited access to meals throughout the semester.
Supplemental Flex Dollars allows for spending money all around campus including retail dining, the convenience store, bookstore and vending as well as participating off-campus eateries.

Plan Per Semester Includes Available to Dining Locations
Unlimited Meal Plan
+ 400 Flex Dollars
 $ 2,695.00 Unlimited Meals
$400 Flex Dollars
 
All Students Unlimited access 7 days a week in the Residence Dining Hall 
 
Unlimited Meal Plan
+ 200 Flex Dollars 
 $ 2,495.00 Unlimited Meals
$200 Flex Dollars
 
All Students Unlimited access 7 days a week in the Residence Dining Hall 
 
Unlimited Meal Plan  $ 2,295.00 Unlimited Meals
(Flex dollars are not included in this plan)

 
All Students Unlimited access 7 days a week in the Residence Dining Hall

 

Weekly Replenishment Plans

Geared for the student who wants to budget meals weekly and does not eat 3 meals a day or returns home for the weekends. 

Supplemental Flex Dollars allows for spending money all around campus including retail dining, the convenience store, bookstore and vending as well as participating off-campus eateries.

Plan  Per Semester  Includes Available to Dining Locations
14 Meals Per Week +
$200 Flex Dollars 
 $ 2,260.00 14 Meals *Per Week
$200 Flex Dollars
*Meals expire end of week & replenish
All Students Residence Dining Hall, Miron Student Center Food Court, Smashburgers, Jersey Mike's & Cougar's Den
 
7 Meals Per Week +
$400 Flex Dollars
 $ 1,660.00 7 Meals *Per Week
$400 Flex Dollars
*Meals expire end of week & replenish
Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Graduates & Commuters Residence Dining Hall, Miron Student Center Food Court, Smashburgers, Jersey Mike's & Cougar's Den
 

 

Block Plans

Geared for the student who is not sure how many meals they will be eating weekly and wants to retain meals when possible (as opposed to a weekly expiration and replenishment)
 
Cougar dollars can be used at most dining venues including Residence Dining Hall, Miron Student Center Food Court, Smashburgers, Jersey Mike's, Cougar's Den, NTLC Starbucks & the convenience store.

Plan Per Semester Includes Available to Dining Locations
160 Block Plan
+$300 Cougar Dollars
 $ 2,080.00 160 Meals
$300 Cougar Dollars 
Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Graduates & Commuters Residence Dining Hall, Miron Student Center Food Court, Smashburgers, Jersey Mike's & Cougar's Den
 
100 Block Plan
+$400 Cougar Dollars 
 $ 1,650.00 100 Meals
$400 Cougar Dollars
Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Graduates & Commuters Residence Dining Hall, Miron Student Center Food Court, Smashburgers, Jersey Mike's & Cougar's Den
 
50 Block Plan
+$500 Cougar Dollars
 $ 1,095.00 50 Meals
$500 Cougar Dollars
Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Graduates & Commuters Residence Dining Hall, Miron Student Center Food Court, Smashburgers, Jersey Mike's & Cougar's Den
 

 

Declining Balance Plans

Geared for the student who is able to budget funds and is seeking flexibility to use funds for dining on and off campus and at retail locations.

Supplemental Flex Dollars allows for spending money all around campus including retail dining, the convenience store, bookstore and vending as well as participating off-campus eateries.

Cougar dollars can be used at most dining venues including Residence Dining Hall, Miron Student Center Food Court, Smashburgers, Jersey Mike's, Cougar's Den, Starbucks & the convenience store.
 

Plan Per Semester Includes Available to Dining Locations
Cougar Flex Max Plan   $ 2,000.00 $1200 Cougar Dollars
$1000 Flex Dollars
($200 BONUS)
Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Graduates & Commuters At accepting locations of Flex and Cougar Dollars
Cougar Flex Plan  $ 1,500.00 $1200 Cougar Dollars
$400 Flex Dollars
($100 BONUS)
Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Graduates & Commuters At accepting locations of Flex and Cougar Dollars

Accepting Locations & Hours of Operation

Eateries On-Campus (Kean Union)

Eatery Location Flex Dollars Cougar Dollars Unlimited Meal Plan Meal Exchange Boost Mobile Ordering
"The Grind" Coffee Kiosk CAS Building Y Y No No No
Auntie Anne's Miron Student Center (MSC) Y Y No No Y
Bamboo Asian Fusion MSC Food Court Y Y No Y Y
Barnes & Noble Café (Starbucks) Green Lane Y No No No No
Chef's Corner MSC Food Court Y Y No Y Y
Cougar's Den Miron Student Center (MSC) Y Y No Y Y
Dining Hall New Upper Residence Hall Y Y Y Y No
Jersey Mike's MSC Food Court Y Y No Y Y
Outtakes Convenient Store Miron Student Center (MSC) Y Y No No No
Pasta Station MSC Food Court Y Y No Y Y
Pizza Station MSC Food Court Y Y No Y Y
Smashburger Miron Student Center (MSC) Y Y No Y Y
Sono Latin Fusion MSC Food Court Y Y No Y Y
Starbucks Nancy Thompson Library Y Y No No Y
Unity Café Cougar Hall Y No No No No
Ursino Steakhouse STEM Y No No No No
Vending Machines All Y No No No No

 

Eateries Off-Campus (Kean Union)

Eatery Location Flex Dollars Cougar Dollars Meal Plans Boost Mobile Ordering Hours of Operation
Applebee's 1721 Morris Ave., Union Y No No No Hours
Bonchon Union 1045 Stuyvesant Ave, Union Y No No No Hours
Cold Stone Creamery Shoppes at Vermella Y No No No Hours
Heads & Stixx 1700 Stuyvesant Ave., Union Y No No No Hours
KB's BBQ Steakhouse 1077 Stuyvesant Ave., Union Y No No No Hours
Mark Twain Diner 1601 Morris Ave., Union Y No No No Hours
Mike's Pizza 1235 W Chestnut St. Union Y No No No Hours
&Pizza Shoppes at Vermella Y No No No Hours
Suspenders Restaurant & Pub 1131 Magie Avenue, Union Y No No No Hours
Tropicana Diner Union Y No No No Hours

Bookstores & Retail

Venue Location Flex Dollars Cougar Dollars Hours of Operation
Barnes & Noble Campus Bookstore Green Lane Y No Hours  
OCC Barnes & Noble Bookstore Ocean County College Y No Hours  
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Meal Plan Policies

Meal Plan Late Assignment Policy

Resident students who are assigned a meal plan during the first two weeks of the semester will incur the full cost of the meal plan. Resident students assigned a meal plan after the first two weeks will incur a prorated charge based on the date of the assignment.

Meal Plan Cancellation Policy

Students who have purchased a meal plan and withdraw from Kean University or terminate their housing contract may cancel their meal plan. The meal plan credit will be based on the date of cancellation and number of meals/Cougar Dollars/Flex Dollars used at the time of cancellation. This cancellation request must be received within the semester the meal plan was purchased. Prior to the beginning of the academic semester a student who cancels their housing or withdraws from the University will receive a 100 percent reversal of the meal plan charge. Once the meal plan is valid and can be utilized in dining services, a student who cancels his or her housing or withdraws from the University will receive a credit calculated on a percentage basis (equivalent to the Residence Life cancellation policy), or the student will receive a credit based on the number of meals/Cougar Dollars/Flex Dollars used, whichever is higher. Refunds will be issued only after any balance due on the student account has been satisfied.

Meal Plan Exemption

Students may request to receive exemption from the meal plan for a specific documented medical condition. Please contact the Office of Accessibility Services, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, DN-122, Union, NJ 07083.

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