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FAQs

Q. Can you check your balance of remaining meal swipes or Flex dollars?

A. Ask the cashier at any student dining location (Lowry, Mom’s, and Old Main Café) and they can swipe your card and print your balance for you.

Q. What is the price different between Plan A , B, and C?

A. There is no price difference between Plan A, B, and C. All three Meal Plans cost the same. Meal Plan D costs less, but is only available to students housed in the Independent Student Housing Option (Fairlawn, East End, Kennedy, and Hider Apartment Complexes) and students approved to live off-campus.

Q. What is the cost of Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner after my swipes are gone?

A. For students, the reduced cost of Breakfast at Lowry is $5.50; Lunch is $7.50; and Dinner is $9.00. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner can be purchased using Flex Dollars, COW Card debit, or cash.

Q. What thought process was taken when you came up with the different plans?

A. We based the new meal plans on the research that was provided by the Student Dining Study, comparing the services of other comparable schools to the services at The College of Wooster.  Our goal was to add flexibility and convenience for students within the existing comprehensive fee structure.

Q. Do any of the meal plans allow for carry-out from Lowry dining hall?

A. Yes, all meal plans allow for carry-out from Lowry using the approved containers provided by the cashiers.

Q. Can I purchase food or meals for my friends or family?

A. Yes, all plans allow you to use your ID to purchase meals in Lowry using Flex Dollars or Meal Swipes, as well as purchasing food at Mom’s and Old Main Café.

Q. Are Flex Dollars and COW Card debit money the same?

A. No, Flex Dollars are related directly to your meal plan and can be used for student dining only at Lowry, Mom’s, and Old Main Café. When you activate your COW Card debit account, you “load” the account with an amount of money you choose ($25 is the minimum initial deposit). COW Card debit money can be used for purchases at all retail establishments on campus including Bookstore, vending, laundry, Underground, Lowry, Mom’s , and Old Main Café.

Q.  How do early arrivals, such as new student Orientation, Athletics, and other college approved groups figure into the meal plans?

A. The meal plan choices do not begin until the dinner before classes begin each semester. Students who are approved by Academic Affairs to be on campus prior to that meal will be assigned a different plan allowing them to eat in the dining halls only.