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Dining Plan Costs 2017-2018

Elmhurst offers a variety of great food at reasonable prices for campus residents and non-residents alike. Whether you're at the Frick Center Cafe, the E.C. Grille, or the Coffee Shop, you'll find fresh food prepared daily on the premises. Students who live on campus choose from three different dining plans, all flexible. At the end of the academic year the balance is not refundable.  

Term EC Light Cost Basics Cost* Bluejay Cost
Fall $1,524
January  $   290
$  502
$290 or $502  
Spring $1,524
Total $3,338
$5,616 or $5,828

*Standard Plan; The January plan is required for those in residence

Dining Plan Points
Apartment Plan: $450 for 450 points
Bluejay: 2,300 points per term or 143 points per week
Basic: 1,668 points per term or 104 points per week     
EC Light: 1,194 points per term or 74 points per week        

J-Term: 432 points per term or 108 points per week
J-Term Light: 226 points per term or 56 points per week

Selecting the right dining plan for me
When a student is awarded financial aid, their award is budgeted for the Basic Dining Plan.  If you have any doubt about what size plan to select, you may want to select a smaller plan.  Additional money can always be added to your chosen dining plan by going to Jaypass and Bluejay Bucks.  Unused points are not refundable.

Deadlines for Changing the Dining Plan Choice for the Coming Term
A dining plan can be changed only during specific periods and only for the coming term. 
Fall Plan: September 8, 2017
January Plan: January 12, 2018
Spring Plan: February 9, 2018
To change a dining plan, log into MyElmhurst, then MyHousing and MyDining and follow the directions.

Dining Plan for resident students in College Houses and Apartments
Apartment residents may purchase an optional Apartment Dining Plan. Apartment Dining Plans are for the full academic year and must be used up by the end of the academic year. All residents may add points to their dining plan by going online to TouchNet, or by going to the Office of Student Financial Services to pay with cash or with their student account credit balance.

Special Diets If you have a food allergy or are in need of dietary assistance, please contact Chartwell's, our dining service.  Their culinary and dietetics staff is trained to develop a delicious solution to meet your needs.

Contact Name: Joshua Davis
Phone: 630-617-3183

Updated 9/7/17

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