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How to get out of meal plan?

olivia28olivia28 Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
I will be a transfer student and a junior for fall 2014. Although I'll be living on the Downtown Campus, I'd rather buy my own groceries instead of having a meal plan. But when I signed up for housing, you had to pick one, so I did the $900/semester one. I feel like I won't even use that, do you know how I can get out of it?

Replies to: How to get out of meal plan?

  • celesterobertscelesteroberts Registered User Posts: 2,332 Senior Member
    According to the dining website, even if you are an upper div student, if you live on campus in a traditional residence hall, you must purchase some meal plan. If you are in an on-campus apt, you are not required to purchase a plan. You already have the cheapest plan and it's all M&G $$, so not much more you can do if you are in a dorm. You can use the $$ at Taylor Marketplace, which has some grocery items, but I understand their prices are high.
  • cjlawsoncjlawson Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    they aren't allowed to force you to buy the meal plan, as long as you talk to financial services you should be able to get out of it.
  • TigerCC2014TigerCC2014 Registered User Posts: 460 Member
    They absolutely can require it.
  • MediumWellMediumWell Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    Usually they make you buy a meal plan if you're living on campus, but you could get away with it if you can get a doctor's note that says you have certain allergies that make it impossible for you to dine at the campus cafeteria. Or if you're Vegan/Vegetarian, they might let you get away with it. But I'd just find someone to talk to and make sure you have a good reason/story on why.
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