Originally Posted by RomanT
Can someone in short describe how a meal plan works? I've read around but it's kind of confusing .. And do you actually save money with it?
You only save money if you have money on your flex or basic account and you can only have money on your flex account if you live in residence. These accounts are tax free, meaning you don't pay taxes when you buy food.
Basically when you live in residence you have to buy a meal plan. The meal plan you buy has a large portion on basic and the rest on your flex. Everytime you buy something it comes off your basic. Once your basic is done it starts coming off your flex.
You also have a freedom account, this is used when buying things off campus in places that accept the meal plan. You have to call/e-mail hospitality in order to switch money from your flex to freedom. HOWEVER, a lot of people don't switch and the money seems to come off the flex account. It's really strange.