All About Food at Alfred State
Every on-campus Alfred State student must have a meal plan. The good news is that Dining Services makes it easy and economical to select a plan that works for you.
Each meal plan also includes Dining Dollars  which can be used to buy value meals or a la carte food purchases at any on-campus restaurants. Students can also use their Campus Spending Account  or cash to buy meals and snacks on campus and off campus. Meals that are not used each week are not refundable or transferable due to New York State tax law.
When you are ready to start thinking about meal plans, think simplicity and flexibility . Your goal as a student, especially as a freshman, is to focus on academics. Good nutrition is an important part of that goal. Sometimes it can be hard to juggle a close budget and school work at the same time. So, we think the 14 or 18 meal plan works best for your first semester.
Meal Plans 2014-2015
All Alfred State students living in residence halls are required to select an on-campus meal plan. Townhouse residents and non-resident students may select any plan or opt for no meal plan.*
|Type||Plan||Description||Dining Dollars**||Price||Best Value|
|On-Campus||21 Meals||Any 21 meals per week||$125||$2,745||Very good for athletes, hearty eaters.|
|On-Campus||18-Meal Plan Plus||Any 18 meals per week||$125||$2,415||Excellent for on-campus freshmen. Very good for three meal per day diners.|
|On-Campus||14-Meal Plan Plus||Any 14 meals per week.||$150||$2,125||Excellent for on-campus diners.|
|On-Campus||12-Meal Plan Plus||Any 12 meals per week||$200||$2,065||Perfect for students who travel off-campus on weekends.|
|On-Campus||9-Meal Plan Plus||Any 9 meals per week||$225||$1,895||Good for light eaters.|
|On-Campus||5-Meal Plan Plus||Any 5 meals per week||$500||$1,655||Good for light eaters.|
|Townhouse||Townhouse Meal Plan||Any 3 meals per week||$300||$1,075||Helps supplement townhouse meal preparation.|
|Non-resident||Non-resident||Any 5 meals per week||-||$975||Excellent for commuters.|
|Non-resident||Commuter||N/A||Plan I |
|Provides non-taxable food purchases while on campus.|
*Before students can select a non-resident meal plan, an approved housing waiver  must be on file with the Residential Life Office.
**Dining Dollars may be increased at any time online  or at the ACES Business Office on the first floor of the Central Dining Hall.
Remember, students may only change their meal plan option during the first two weeks of the Fall semester. After that, meal plan options can be changed when you process your spring semester bill. New or transfer students who enter Alfred State in the spring semester will have two weeks to change their meal plan selection.
Auxiliary Campus Enterprises and Services, Inc. (ACES) is a not-for-profit corporation that supports the mission of Alfred State by providing dining services, campus bookstores, cable TV, transportation and vending services to Alfred State students.