Dining Dollars

Dining Dollars: The New School's Meal Plan

Students who live at Stuyvesant Park, 13th Street, 20th Street, Loeb Hall, and Kerrey Hall at the University Center are automatically enrolled in the Dining Dollars program. The charge is added to the student's account at the beginning of each semester. To see the cost of your meal plan, follow the link to your residence hall.

Dining Dollars are loaded on your New School ID (the Newcard). Unlike regular Newcardcash, Dining Dollars can be spent only in New School cafeterias (see list below). 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 by Student Housing.

New School Cafeterias (click through for menus and hours)

Café 55 55 West 13th Street, 4th floor
Library Café 55 West 13th Street, lobby
Lang Café 65 West 11th Street, lobby
13th Street Residence Hall 118 West 13th Street, lower level
University Center Dining Commons 63 5th Avenue, 2nd floor


Can I Add Money to My Dining Dollars Account?

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. If you spend all of your Dining Dollars before the end of the school year, you can add money to your Newcardcash account at any time during the year. Newcardcash can be used in all New School cafeterias and in some campus vending machines, some residence hall laundry machines, and at many local businesses in the Greenwich Village area.

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

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