Meal Plans

AppCard Appointments

AppCard Appointments

AppCard Appointments

The AppCard Office is currently open by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please make sure that you have submitted your photo per the instructions.

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.

Lost Your AppCard? 

  1. Please log in to your appstate email 
  2. Email us at appcardoffice@appstate.edu.
  3. Make the subject line LOST AppCard with your Name, Banner ID and Date of Birth.
  4. Schedule an appointment on the Appcard calendar for pickup time.

* The $15.00 card fee will be charged to your student account to minimize person to person contact. For Faculty/Staff, the $15.00 fee can be deducted from their payroll. If you do not have a student account or payroll deduction, you can pay online.


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.
  • Deactivate Your AppCard: Deactivate lost or stolen AppCards online through your AppalNET account. See AppCard Online for details.
  • Change your Meal Plan:  FIll out this 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 

Meal Plan Options 2020 - 2021 Academic Year

Having a Meal Plan allows students to purchase any on-campus food and food-related item. There are no restrictions on how, when or where students can use their funds. Meal Plan funds are non-refundable. Click here for the Refund Policy.

Meal Plan Option

Price Per Semester

Low Option$1,124 with state sales tax added
Standard Option$1,446 with state sales tax added
High Option$1,680 with state sales tax added
Super Option$2,043  with state sales tax added

All About Meal Plans

Meal Plans operate on a declining balance system. Students are only charged for what they select 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:

  • Do I Need a Meal Plan?
  • How Do I Open or Add to a Meal Plan?
  • Where Can I Use It?
  • How Does It Work?

Do I Need a Meal Plan?

Are you living on campus? 

  • Meal Plans are required for all students living in residence halls (including Appalachian Panhellenic Hall).
  • Residents of Appalachian Heights are exempt from the Meal Plan requirement but may choose an option if desired.
  • Students classified as freshmen (by credit hours) must choose the Standard, High or Super Option. The Low Option is not available to freshmen.

Are you living off campus?

  • Meal Plans are not required for students living off campus.
  • If you would like to have funds on your AppCard for on-campus food purchases, you have three options:
    • Choose to purchase one of the above Meal Plans.
    • Deposit any amount of funds into a Meal Plan.
    • Purchase meals with Campus Cash.
  • You can also use cash, Discover, MasterCard or Visa at any dining facility.

How Do I Open or Add to a Meal Plan?

Students living on campus choose an option each semester as part of their housing contract. 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 prior to bill payment by contacting the AppCard Office (828-262-6141).

In Person

  • By visiting the AppCard Office during regular business hours.
  • We accept credit cards (MasterCard or Visa), checks and cash for deposits.

Online

  • Add money to a Meal Plan by clicking on this link: Deposit Now.
  • 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.

 

Can I transfer money from a friend's Meal Plan to mine?

Yes. Both students must bring their AppCards to the AppCard office. Transfers may only be made from one Meal Plan to another, and do incurr a fee. No Meal Plan money may be transferred to Campus Cash. 


 

Where Can I Use It?

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

  • All Campus Dining locations, including franchises
  • The Bake Shop
  • Catering
  • The Markets (campus convenience stores) for food and food-related purchases (Cash, Visa/MasterCard or Campus Cash is required for non-food purchases)
  • Crossroads Coffee House
  • The Wired Scholar Cafe
  • Vending machines
  • Concession stands at home football games

How Does It Work?

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 Meal Plan funds.

Spending

  • Meal Plans operate on a declining balance system.
  • Students are only charged for what they select and can use Meal Plan funds anytime, anywhere for any on-campus food purchase.
  • There are no restrictions on where funds can be used or the number of times per day (exception is a $40 per day limit on vending machine purchases).
  • Meal Plans cannot be used off campus and students cannot withdraw cash.
  • Balances on Meal Plans carry over from Fall to Spring semester and end on May Commencement.

Pricing

  • All food items are priced a la carte (priced separately).
  • Students have control over how best to spend their funds.
  • Daily spending can vary greatly according to eating habits and selections.
  • Visit our Price Comparison to learn more about how our prices compare to those of area restaurants.

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.

 

What happens to unused Meal Plan funds?

We work with students to reduce or eliminate unused Meal Plan funds at the end of each academic year. The percentage of funds that are unused is less than 1%; however, unused balances remain in the Campus Dining budget to cover fixed costs that occur during the school year.

 

What if My AppCard is Lost or Damaged?

Click here for information on Replacement AppCards.

What is the Refund Policy?

Click here for Meal Plan and Campus Cash Refund Policies.

 

Deactivate Your Lost or Stolen AppCard

The person to whom the AppCard is issued is responsible for its use, including any misuse. If your card is lost or stolen, you will be held responsible until it is reported lost or stolen.

Your AppCard is the ONLY access to your Meal Plan and/or Campus Cash. If you lose your card, report it to the AppCard Office (828-262-6141), so it can be invalidated. After 5:00 pm and on weekends, report lost AppCards to University Police or online through your AppalNET account. See AppCard Online for details.