Our meal plans
First year and second year returning students are required to purchase a full meal plan (Signature, Gold or Silver) regardless of housing assignment.
Signature ($2,163 per semester)
This plan, at $2,163 per semester is designed for the student who eats all their meals at Dining Services.
Gold ($1,725 per semester)
At only $1,725 per semester, this plan is for the student who only occasionally misses a meal period.
Silver ($1,442 per semester)
This plan is designed for the student who eats lightly or less frequently.
Bronze ($386 per semester)
Costing only $386 per semester, this plan is ideal for apartment and townhouse residents. Why cook every night when Dining Services offers so many great choices? Let us cook a few meals every week so you can study and relax with friends.
Choosing a meal plan
Consider how often you will eat on campus (rather than at home or elsewhere). The following table shows how much you can spend for each meal plan for a five-day or seven-day week.
Approximate Cost Per Day
(rounded to the nearest dollar)
|Number of days used||5 days per week||7 days per week|
|Signature ($2,163 a semester)||$27.38||$19.84|
|Gold ($1,725 a semester)||$21.84||$15.83|
|Silver ($1,442 a semester)||$18.25||$13.23|
Monitoring your meal plan balance is easy. Your account balance displays at cash registers and vending machines after each purchase. You can also check your balance online or ask a Food Service cashier.
Changing meal plans
Students may change to a higher-priced plan within the first 10 days of a semester. Students may not add value to a meal plan. The Campus Cash plan accepts deposits on the i-card. Please read the section below on how to add funds to Campus Cash.
Please refer to the Meal Plan Terms and Conditions for definitive information about our plans.
Campus Cash: “Meal plan” convenience for commuter students, faculty, and staff
Campus Cash allows anyone with a valid University i-card to pay without cash at Illinois Springfield! Campus Cash allows you to swipe and go quickly at all our Food Service locations and at these campus venues, too
- Athletics concessions
- Campus public copiers
- Computer labs
- Sangamon Auditorium
- TRAC juice bar
- Vending machines