• Meal Plans

    The New School Dining program prides itself on chef-driven, diverse, and healthful food. Its mission is to provide farm-to-table real food that promotes the health of our students, community, and planet. You can learn more about our program by visiting the New School Dining website.

    All New School students have the opportunity to participate in a meal plan. All plans operate in a declining balance format. Each plan includes Dining Dollars, which can be spent in any on-campus dining venue. All such purchases are exempt from the 8.875 percent NYC sales tax: a real money-saver!

    Each plan also includes Dining Dollars Plus funds, which can be spent both on campus and at off-campus merchant partners, giving you even more flexibility. A list of participating merchants can be found on the Off-Campus Merchant webpage.

    Please note that as of fall 2017, first-year students living in student housing will have a mandatory meal plan for both semesters of their first year (two semesters). First-year students will be automatically enrolled in the Flex plan but may opt for the Fixed plan if they prefer. All other students in campus housing will also be automatically enrolled in the Flex plan but may elect to participate in any of the three meal plans or opt out of the meal plan program entirely.

    Three levels of plans are offered to fit your lifestyle on the New School campus. If you do not live in student housing, you can still enjoy the benefits of having a meal plan by simply opting in to one of the available packages.

    The plans are as follows:

    Plan Cost per Semester
    Lifestyle
    Fixed $1,800 ($1,600 Dining Dollars and $200 Dining Dollars Plus) Full-time, on-campus student and/or resident who prefers to eat the majority of his or her meals on campus
    Flex $1,250 ($1,000 Dining Dollars and $250 Dining Dollars Plus) Full-time or part-time student who wants to eat most meals on campus but some meals off campus
    Express $850 ($500 Dining Dollars and $350 Dining Dollars Plus) Part-time or commuting student who wants a meal plan with maximum flexibility


    Elect to opt in, participate in an alternate plan, or opt out entirely using the Change Your Meal Plan option located in your MyNewSchool Services tab.

    The deadline for making changes to your meal plan selection is September 11, 2017. You are limited to one change or election per semester. Meal plan selection is applicable to the current semester only. An election or change must be submitted at the beginning of each semester.

    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.

    Any money left in your Dining Dollars Plus account at the end of the fall semester will roll forward to the spring semester, and balances remaining at the end of the spring semester will automatically be refunded to your student account.

    Questions about payment of fees and refunds should be submitted to Student Financial Services.

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