Meal Plans

Compare Meal Plans

We offer five different meal plans for students, faculty, and staff.  The value of your plan is on your CrimsonCard so you don’t have to worry about having cash or a credit card on hand.

Students living with RPS who are required to purchase a meal plan will select one when completing their housing application.

Other students, faculty, and staff may purchase a plan online at any time.

Prices cited are for the 2018–19 academic year.

Having access to a really good dining hall right across the street with some good, healthy options—that’s very beneficial to [my marathon] training because eating healthy is something that’s very important.

Jordan Fermi

How Meal Plans Work

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How your I-BUCKS sixty meal plan works.

First, start with buying an I-BUCKS meal plan. We have three I-BUCKS 60 meal plans for new students to choose from.

The Standard Meal Plan cost $3,500. $2,100 goes towards operational expenses, which leaves a balance of 1,400 I-BUCKS for purchasing food.

The Plus Meal Plan costs $4,000. $2,100 goes toward operational expenses, which leaves a balance of 1,400 I-BUCKS, plus 500 extra I-BUCKS for purchasing food.

The Max Meal Plan costs $4,500. $2,100 goes towards operational expenses, which leaves a balance of 1,400 I-BUCKS, plus 1,000 extra I-BUCKS for purchasing food.

Now let's see how the plans compare side-by-side. The Standard plan costs $3,500. The Plus plan costs $4,000, and the Max plan costs $4,500. Operational expenses of $2,100 are included in each plan, and each plan includes 1,400 standard I-BUCKS. The Plus plan also comes with an extra 500 I-BUCKS and the Max plan comes with an extra 1,000 I-BUCKS.

Now let's look at how to use your I-BUCKS. One I-BUCKS has the same buying power as $2.50 of cash or credit. That means that a purchase of ten dollars worth of items will cost four I-BUCKS.

Finally, need more I-BUCKS? You can buy more at any time, in five dollar increments, with a twenty-five dollar minimum. You can also change meal plans between semesters. The deadlines are August 1st and December 1st.

Need more info? Visit us online at dining.indiana.edu.

Buy or Change a Meal Plan

I-BUCKS 60 and 25 meal plan selections may be changed before August 1 for the fall semester and December 1 for the spring semester.

View contract terms and conditions before you commit.

Manage Your Meal Plan

You may check your balance and add more I-BUCKS at any time! A budgeting tool is available within the app to plan your spending so you never run out.

  • I-BUCKS 60 additions start at $25 and up in $5 increments. Each dollar added represents a retail value $2.50.
  • I-BUCKS 25 additions start at $10 and up in $10 increments. Each dollar added represents a retail value of $1.20.