• Dining Dollars

    Students who live at Stuyvesant Park, 13th Street, Loeb Hall, and Kerrey Hall during the fall/spring semesters are automatically enrolled in Dining Dollars, The New School's meal plan program. The charge is added to the student's account at the beginning of each semester. Please note that meal plan fees have been adjusted for the 2014-2015 academic year; also note the new nonresident dining program below.

    Dining Dollars are loaded onto your New School ID (the newcard). Unlike Newcard Cash, Dining Dollars can be spent only in New School cafeterias. When you are ready to pay for your meal, swipe your newcard at the cash register, and the cost of the transaction will be deducted from your Dining Dollars account. Note that under New York State tax law, sponsored meal plans like Dining Dollars are exempt from sales tax.

    Dining Dollars are nonrefundable. Any money left in your Dining Dollars account at the end of the fall semester will roll forward to the spring semester, but balances remaining at the end of the spring semester are forfeited. If a student moves out of a Dining Dollars residence before the end of the school year, a partial refund may be granted, depending on the circumstances. Refunds are issued by Student Accounts, not Student Housing.

    Nonresident Dining Program

    Beginning in fall 2014, all new nonresident undergraduates† on the Greenwich Village campus will be enrolled in the Dining Dollars program. At the start of each semester, your newcard will be loaded with $250 in Dining Dollars, to be used free of sales tax at all university dining facilities, including the University Center Dining Commons, the Lang Café, and the Arnhold Hall Café.

    These funds are active at the beginning of the fall semester and remain in your account through the end of the spring semester. You can elect to opt out of the Nonresident Dining Program by emailing Campus Card Services ( requesting that these charges be removed from your account. For the spring semester, this must be done before March 1, 2015. Upon notification, the $250 charge or the unspent balance remaining in your account will be refunded. These refunds are valid only for the Nonresident Dining Program.

    † Excluded from this group are graduate students, students taking fewer than nine credits, nonresident students at Mannes, Drama, and NSPE’s School of Undergraduate Studies, non-degree-seeking students, and students in online-only, off-campus, or Paris campus programs. Undergraduates living in on-campus residences are already enrolled in residence-specific Dining Dollars programs.

    Can I Add Money to My Dining Dollars Account?

    Yes and no. Dining Dollars are added to your newcard in the amount designated for your residence hall when you first move into the residence and are charged to your housing bill; for students in the nonresident dining program, the $250 amount is the only dining program that appears on the tuition bill. If you spend all of your Dining Dollars before the end of the school year, however, you can add money to your Newcard Cash account at any time during the year with a credit card. Newcard Cash can be used in all New School cafeterias and campus vending machines, as well as residence hall laundry machines. Unlike Dining Dollars, Newcard Cash does not expire.

    To see your Dining Dollars balance and/or add money to your Newcard Cash balance, log on to the Newcard Cash portal with your NetID and password.