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Dining Dollars money


Dining Dollars are good for the academic year, provide a 20% discount off the cash price in the residential dining centers, and can be used for purchases at the Thomas Convenience Center, Food Court and Java B&B.

Dining Dollars can be purchased at the office of University Housing & Dining Services, located in the west wing, lower level of the MLK Union. The minimum Dining Dollar purchase is only $50.00, payable by money order, personal check or by charging it to your EIU account. Your Panther Card is needed at the time of purchase.

You can purchase additional Dining Dollars at the Housing & Dining Office or online. Credit cards are accepted online only.

Any unused Dining Dollars purchased during the fall semester roll over and are added to your account for the spring semester. All Dining Dollars expire at the end of the spring semester, unless you purchase a summer meal plan, in which case the unused amount rolls over to the summer and expire at the end of the summer session.