- A Dining Dollars account is a tax-free debit account
- Dining Dollars are used instead of cash in residence dining halls, food courts, snack bars and vending machines
- Dining Dollars can be used in University convenience stores for food and beverage purchases
All resident meal plans include a Dining Dollars component. Many commuter meals plans also include Dining Dollars. Student Dining Dollars account are tax-free, so you save 8.75% (New York State and local taxes) when you spend Dining Dollars instead of cash in our food courts and snack bars. When you use your UB card for food purchases outside your meal plan, the card readers are pre-programmed to use Dining Dollars first. If allowable, Campus Cash will be used. Plus, you have the convenience of using your UB Card whenever you want a snack or a meal. What you spend is immediately deducted from your balance, and your remaining balance is displayed at the register after your purchase, so you always know how much you have left.
If you use up your Dining Dollars before the end of a semester, you may simply add more in increments of $25.
Dining Dollars balances associated with your Dining Plan will transfer from the fall to spring semester only if a spring semester Dining Plan is purchased. The fall balance will be automatically added to the spring Dining Dollar starting balance of any valid plan. If a plan is canceled for the spring semester, the Dining Dollars balance from the fall semester will be forfeited. All Dining Dollars expire at the end of the spring semester per NYS tax regulations.
Read the Dining Contract for all the rules and regulations regarding Faculty Dining Dollars. It can be found in our Forms and Documents page.
- Your account may only be accessed by using your UB Card.
- Neither your UB Card nor your Dining Dollars are transferable.
- If your card is lost or stolen, you are responsible for its use until it is reported. Report a Lost Card.
- There are no fees or charges for using this account.