Dining Plans

NDSCS Dining Services offers four different dining plan options to accommodate student needs.

All first-year students must live on campus and carry either a 160, 225 or 300 dining plan. For out-of-state students to receive in-state tuition rates, they must live on campus and carry either a 160, 225 or 300 dining plan. All other students living in a residence hall are required to contract for one of the four dining plans. If you are required to have a dining plan and fail to select one, you will be assigned the 225 dining plan.

  • The 225 and 300 dining plans include $50 in Dining Dollars for use in the Wild Grounds Cafe, Flickertail Dining Room or NDSCS Bookstore.
  • The 160, 225 and 300 dining plans include 10 guest/parent meals per semester
  • The 80 dining plan includes five guest/parent meals per semester.

All NDSCS dining plans are block plans. The total number of meals provided by the plan are for use during one semester only. Meals not utilized are forfeited and will not carry over to the next semester.

NDSCS offers out-of-state students a substantial discount on tuition when they live on campus and choose a 160, 225 or 300 dining plan. Meeting these requirements allows students from all states and countries to pay the same final costs as a North Dakota resident. For more information about the out-of-state tuition discount, contact the Business Affairs Office at 701-671-2216.

2019-2020 Dining Plans
Dining Plan Number of Meals per Week on Average Cost per Semester Yearly Cost
300* 19 $2,115 $4,230
225* 14 $1,720 $3,440
160** 10 $1,640 $3,280
80*** 5 $850 $1,700

*Includes: 10 parent/guest meals per semester, plus $50 in Dining Dollars for use in the Wild Grounds Cafe, Flickertail Dining Room or NDSCS Bookstore.
**Includes: 10 parent/guest meals per semester.
***Includes: 5 parent/guest meals per semester.

New! Wild Grounds Cafe 40 Dining Plan - $560 per year

Only for students living off campus, students living in the apartments and commuters. Can only be used in the Wild Grounds Cafe for the Daily Lunch Special, Grab & Go or Grill Menu options.