Meal Plans

AppCard Appointments

AppCard Appointments

AppCard Appointments

The AppCard Office is currently open by appointment only, Monday-Friday.

To schedule an appointment, please make sure that you have submitted your photo per the instructions. If you have lost your AppCard, you do NOT need to submit a new photo. Please see the Lost AppCard Section for more information.

Once you have submitted your photo, you may schedule an appointment to pick up your photo. You must be logged in to your appstate email to schedule an appointment.

Making Changes to my Account

  • Add Money: Add money to a Meal Plan or Campus Cash by clicking on this link: Deposit Now.
  • Account Details: Students and Employees access AppCard Online from their AppalNET accounts. See AppCard Online for details.
  • Change your Meal Plan:  Fill out the Meal Plan Change Request Form to change your meal plan level for the current semester, submit a change for next semester, or add a meal plan if you live off-campus .
  • Deactivate Your AppCard: Deactivate lost or stolen AppCards online through your AppalNET account. 
  • Transfer your Meal Plan Balance to Another Student: For full details on transfers, visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Meal Plan Options 2021 - 2022 Academic Year

Meal Plans allow students to purchase on-campus food and food-related items. There are no restrictions on how, when, or where students can use their funds. Meal Plan funds are non-refundable

Meal Plan Option

Price* Per Semester/Session

Low Option$1,124
Standard Option$1,446
High Option$1,680
Super Option$2,043
Summer 2021 Meal Plan$440 (SUMMER 2021 ONLY)

* Prices include state sales tax

About Meal Plans

Meal Plans operate on a declining balance system. Students are only charged for the food items they choose and can use Meal Plan funds anytime, anywhere for any on-campus food purchase. Meal Plans cannot be used for non-food items or off campus and are non-refundable.

Please see below for the following information:

Is a Meal Plan required?

Living in a residence hall on-campus*Yes
Living off campusNo
Classified as a freshman by credit hoursStandard Option and above**

* Students living in Appalachian Heights are not required to have a meal plan but may choose one if desired

** Students classified as freshmen by credit hours cannot select the Low Option Meal Plan

Selecting a Meal Plan & Adding Funds

Students living on campus choose a Meal Plan option when they complete their housing contract. Students not living on campus may contact the AppCard Office to add a Meal Plan to their account. Meal Plans will automatically be ready for use at the beginning of each semester for which a student is enrolled. Students may change a Meal Plan option by contacting the AppCard Office (828-262-6141).

  • Adding Funds in person is currently unavailable due to COVID-19 precautions.
  • Add Funds Online: There is a $5.00 minimum to make a deposit online (MasterCard or Visa) and a $0.50 service charge is added.
  • Because Meal Plan funds are non-refundable, we recommend adding additional funds as needed. Students are able to monitor account usage and check daily spending through AppCard Online.

Spending Meal Plan Money

Because our pricing is a la carte rather than based on a number of set meals each day, students have complete flexibility of how, when, and where to use their Meal Plans.


  • Meal Plans operate on a declining balance system which allows students to select only the items they desire to purchase. This means if they want a cup of coffee and a bagel, the price of those items is removed from their balance. 
  • Balances on Meal Plans carry over from Fall to Spring semester and end on Spring Commencement. Funds not spent by this date are non-refundable.
  • There are no restrictions on the number of times per day students use their Meal Plan ( with the minor exception of a $40 per day limit on vending machine purchases).
  • Students can use Meal Plan funds for food purchases anytime, anywhere on-campus.
  • Meal Plans cannot be used off campus.
  • Students cannot withdraw cash. 


  • All food items are priced individually.
  • Students have control over how best to spend their funds.
  • Daily spending can vary greatly according to eating habits and selections.
  • Visit the Price Comparison Tool to learn more about how Campus Dining prices compare to those of area restaurants.


Use Meal Plan funds for any on-campus food purchase. Meal Plans cannot be used off campus.