Meal Plans

All first-years and sophomores are required to have a meal plan.

If you have dietary accommodations, please contact Student Access and Accommodation at studentaccommodation@tcu.edu or (817) 257-6567.

Ultimate Flex 19

$2,850 per semester

$250 Campus Cash

$150 Frog Bucks

A swipe at Market Square is all you care to eat. A swipe at any other dining location covers $7.50. Anything above that amount must be paid for using Campus Cash, Frog Bucks, credit card, or cash.

Required for all Freshmen

Available to Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors and off-campus/commuter students

Flex 7

$2,150 per semester

$600 Campus Cash

$200 Frog Bucks

A swipe at Market Square is all you care to eat. A swipe at any other dining location covers $7.50. Anything above that amount must be paid for using Campus Cash, Frog Bucks, credit card, or cash.

Available to Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors and off-campus/commuter students

Flex 12

$2,450 per semester

$250 Campus Cash

$100 Frog Bucks

A swipe at Market Square is all you care to eat. A swipe at any other dining location covers $7.50. Anything above that amount must be paid for using Campus Cash, Frog Bucks, credit card, or cash.

Available to Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors and off-campus/commuter students

Limited 50

$1,000 per semester

$300 Campus Cash

$150 Frog Bucks

Swipes can be used at Market Square only.

Available to apartment residents, FSL Officer floor residents and off-campus/commuter students

 

Visit dining.tcu.edu for more information about Dining Services.

Fall 2021 – Spring 2022 Meal Plan Information

Meal Plan Explanation

Campus Cash & Frog Bucks

  • Your Fall Campus Cash & Frog Bucks will roll over to the Spring, and then your new Spring balances will be available.
  • Unused Campus Cash and Frog Bucks will expire at the end of the Spring semester.
  • To view restaurants that accept Frog Bucks, please visit the Frog Bucks website.

Adding Campus Cash and Frog Bucks

  • Campus Cash can be added to students’ accounts in person at the ID Card Center.
  • Only Campus Cash or Frog Bucks that were added to your student account are refundable.
  • Frog Bucks can be added via my.tcu.edu. They can be used at the following locations:
    • Ampersand Coffee
    • Buffalo Bros Pizza Wings & Subs
    • Chuy’s TCU
    • Corner Bakery Cafe
    • Dutch’s Hamburgers
    • Dwell Coffee and Biscuits
    • East Hampton Sandwich Company
    • Einstein Bros Bagels
    • Fat Shack
    • Fruitealicious
    • Hoffbrau Steaks
    • Hopdoddy Burger Bar
    • Jimmy John’s
    • McAlister’s Deli #537 TCU
    • McDonald’s #33266 TCU (Cannot use in the drive-thru)
    • Nektar Juice Bar TCU
    • Panera Bread
    • Potbelly Sandwich Works #76 and #82
    • Raising Cane’s #94
    • Silver Fox
    • Smoothie King
    • Snappy Salads TCU
    • Susie Cakes
    • Sweet Frog TCU
    • Starbucks – TCU Campus Store
    • The Cookshack
    • Toasted Coffee + Kitchen
    • Woodshed Smokehouse
    • Grubhub

Changing Your Meal Plan

  • Email housing@tcu.edu with your name, TCU ID#, and meal plan selection before the 12th class day (September 8).
  • Juniors/ Seniors living in an apartment can cancel their meal plan until September 8 by emailing housing@tcu.edu with their name, TCU ID#, and meal plan cancellation request.
  • The deadline to change or cancel your meal plan is the 12th class day. No changes or cancellations can be made after this date.
  • First-year students (freshmen) are only eligible for the Ultimate Flex 19 meal plan.

Commuter Meal Plan Changes

  • Please email housing@tcu.edu to change or cancel your meal plan.
  • The deadline to change or cancel your meal plan is the 12th class day. No changes or cancellations can be made after this date.

Resident Assistants, Cultural Connectors & Lead Desk Assistants

  • If you are/going to be an HRL or FSL Resident Assistant, Cultural Connector or Lead Desk Assistant, please do not change your meal plan via the Housing Application.  Instead, please email housing@tcu.edu with your TCU ID, name, position and desired meal plan.
  • The deadline to change your meal plan is the 12th class day. No changes or cancellations can be made after this date.

Opting Out

Juniors and Seniors living in the following communities may opt-out of their meal plan by emailing housing@tcu.edu :

GrandMarc
FSL Officer floor
Liberty Lofts
Sandage/McCart
Tom Brown/Pete Wright
Village East

Students must opt-out of their meal plan prior to the 12th class day each semester.

If you have other questions, please contact Housing & Residence Life at 817-257-7865 or housing@tcu.edu.

As a Commuter, you are eligible for any of the five meal plan options. You must be enrolled in Fall 2021 classes and have no financial holds on your TCU account. Commuter meal plans will open in early August 2021. A link will be sent to commuter students when it opens. Go to my.tcu.edu > Student Services > Commuter Dining.

The policy for departmental meal plans has changed to appropriately utilize and reconcile finances for each fiscal year (FY). Any departmental meal swipes and/or campus cash added throughout the year will expire on May 31 of that fiscal year (e.g., swipes added in December 2021 will expire on May 31, 2022). If the campus cash is not used by the expiration date, there are no refunds to departments. For FY21 only, swipes or campus cash added before April 1, 2021, will roll over to FY22.  If not used, any swipes or campus cash that is rolled over for this year will expire on May 31, 2022. It is essential from this point on to accurately allocate funds for departmental meal usage only for the fiscal year allotted.  Exceptions will not be granted.

Meals provided as compensation may be permitted, and that is the decision of the hiring department. Meals as compensation are a taxable benefit for employees in many cases. Department cards are not for employees to use for personal meals. Meals should have a business purpose – otherwise, it is taxable income to the employee. Department cards are used for business purposes only for TCU employees (e.g., a program over a meal, a meeting that includes a meal, etc.). A student or an intern who receives meals as part of their compensation will have those meals added to the student’s or intern’s ID card. When the student or intern leaves the position, the meal benefit ends. Leftover funds or swipes are nontransferable.

Departments may purchase meals in a block of 25 ($240) or 50 ($475) and add Campus Cash if they wish. Please follow the instructions on the form and allow 5-7 business days for the meals to be added to the corresponding meal card.

Departmental Meal Plan

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