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Meal Plans

Two plans to choose from – Student Value Meal Plan or Dining Dollars Plan

What is a meal plan?

It's fast, convenient and flexible. Purchase the Student Value Meal Plan or Dining Dollars plan and save money on your food purchased. The funds are loaded on your student card along with 5% in bonus bucks and can be used at campus cafeteria locations for beverages, snacks or full meals. You are not committing to a specific prepared meal. Whatever you buy, the total purchase is subtracted from your Student Value Meal Plan or Dining Dollars balance much like a debit card.

Dining Dollars- Receive 5% bonus bucks at the time of purchase, with a minimum spend of $100

Student Value Meal Plan - Receive 5% bonus bucks at the time of purchase and you don’t pay tax on food purchases.  That’s a 10% savings!
Food purchases are tax-exempt under the following conditions (Revenue Canada Rules):

  • You must be a student enrolled at VIU living on or off campus.
  • Meals must be purchased at VIU cafeterias in building 300 or building 185
  • Candy, chips, ice cream and soft drinks purchased separately do not qualify as tax free

How much does it cost?

There are several options to choose from.  You can choose a term or an academic year.  Then you would choose the size of the plan - light, regular or full meal plan. The different size of plan is to match your appetite.

Term (4 months)

Meals Sustainability Fee

Your Cost

Bonus Bucks= 5% of the plan Total Value of the Meal Plan

Light

 $980.00

 $20.00

 $1,000.00

 $49.00

 $1,029.00

Regular

$1,600.00

 $20.00

 $1,620.00

 $80.00

 $1,680.00

Full

 $2,400.00

 $20.00

 $2,420.00

 $120.00

 $2,520.00

Academic (8 months)

 

Light

 $1,960.00

 $20.00

 $1,980.00

 $98.00

 $2,058.00

Regular

 $3,200.00

 $20.00

 $3,220.00

 $160.00

 $3,360.00

Full

 $4,800.00

 $20.00

 $4,820.00

 $240.00

 $5,040.00

The information below will help you decide which meal plan suits your needs.

Budgeting

Average Price Term (4 months)

     Academic (8 months)

Breakfast

 $4.00

Light

5 Breakfast, 5 Lunch

Light

5 Breakfast, 5 Lunch

Lunch

$9.00

 Regular

4 Breakfast, 6 Lunch, 4 Dinner

Regular

4 Breakfast, 6 Lunch, 4 Dinner

Dinner

 $11.00

 Full

6 Breakfast, 6 Lunch, 5 Dinner

Full

6 Breakfast, 6 Lunch, 5 Dinner

What if I don’t use all my money?

Balances on student value meal plans are non-refundable and expire at the end of the academic year which last day of the month following scheduled exams. Unused funds will be transferred to the Dining Dollars plan. The transfer is subject to a $50 administration fee which will be automatically deducted from the total plan balance at the time of transfer. Transferring your balance to Dining Dollars will allow you to continue to spend the remaining money when you return to VIU.

Add funds to your Student Value Meal Plan or Dining Dollars

To add funds to your Student Value Meal Plan or Dining Dollars, please use the following link: http://viucard.viu.ca/

For first time users of Student Value Meal Plan or Dining Dollars you will require a student number and PIN number. Contact viufoodservices@viu.ca with your student number and full name and you will receive temporary password. 5. Bring your Student Card to the Upper Cafeteria (Building 300) to be encode with your funds. Office Hours Monday-Friday 9:00 am-1:30 pm.