Wayne State College

Cost of Attendance

Food Plan Costs


2024-25 Meal Plans

Note: Costs below are for fall and spring semesters. Food plans are not offered for summer term.

Residential Students

Food plans are affordable and convenient by allowing consumption of either 100, 190, 225, or unlimited meals per semester, depending on the plan picked, in the all-you-care-to-eat and continuous service main dining center. Of the set number of meals per semester, an unlimited number of meals may be used per plan period as long as there are meals available to use. Any unused meals will expire at the end of each academic semester.

Food Plan Per Semester Per Year
Unlimited Plan - includes $150 flex dollars and two meal transfers per week $2,465 $4,930
225 Block Plan - includes $350 flex dollars and two meal transfers per week $2,345 $4,690
190 Block Plan - includes $250 flex dollars and two meal transfers per week $1,890 $3,780
100 Block Plan - includes $300 flex dollars and two meal transfers per week
(available only to returning students and new transfer students)
$1,215 $2,430


Commuter Students

This plan is a convenience plan for non-traditional students and commuter students with a schedule that allows them the convenience of eating on campus occasionally. Non-traditional and commuter students also have the option of purchasing any of the residential food plans listed above.

Food Plan Per Semester Per Year
75 Block Plan - includes $150 flex dollars and one meal transfer per week $895 $1,790
50 Block Plan - includes one meal transfer per week $438 $876


Flex Dollars

Flex dollars and Cat Cash offer even more flexibility for the food plan holder. Flex dollars and Cat Cash are accepted like cash in all WSC dining locations, as well as concessions. While they have different names, both are a declining balance account attached to valid WSC student IDs. Flex dollars are the dollars that are originally included with the food plan. Cat Cash is any additional dollars added to the account when the original flex dollar balance gets low or simply in addition to the original flex dollar balance.   

This declining balance account works on the same principle as a debit card. Purchases made using flex dollars or Cat Cash are subtracted from the available declining account balance. Meals and snacks may be purchased for guests through the flex or Cat Cash accounts.

Any remaining flex dollar balance carries over to second semester as long as the student has a food plan for second semester. Cat Cash carries over as long as the student has a valid WSC ID.

Food Plan Enrollment and Changes

To sign up for a food plan, please contact the Residence Life Office, located in the upper level of the Student Center, Room 201. 

Please note the following:

  • Food plans may be purchased at any time.
  • All food plan changes or cancellations must be made by 5 p.m. Friday of the first week of classes by contacting the Office of Residence Life.

Learn more about dining on campus.


Food plans are designed for eating meals in the main dining hall where it's all-you-care-to-eat, so you get the most value. Transferability allows you to transfer a meal from the main dining hall to the Cat’s Corner and Einstein Bros. Bagels retail areas. The transferability value is then used to purchase a meal or retail items. Should your purchase be in excess of the assigned value, you can use flex dollars or Cat Cash to cover the excess as long as that account balance is greater than the amount due. Cash or credit/debit may also be used if flex dollars are not part of the food plan, the flex dollar balance is low, and/or a Cat Cash account has not been added to the food plan.

2024-25 Food Transfer Rates

Meal Applicable Times Rates
Breakfast Monday - Friday, 7:15 - 10:30 a.m. $4.85
Lunch Monday - Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. $7.66
Dinner Monday - Thursday, 4 - 11 p.m. (9 p.m. Cat's Corner; 11 p.m. Einstein Bros Bagels) $7.66
  Sunday, 7 - 11 p.m. (Einstein Bros. Bagels)