Use of Accounts

The Fairleigh 1Card enables students to access four separate accounts: 1Card Cash, Meal Plan, Flex Dollars, and 1Card Cash Dining Only. Each account must be funded prior to use and has unique rules for acceptance and the rollover of funds (see the summary chart below).

1Card Cash:
1Card Cash is a prepaid spending account offering a convenient and economical way to make purchases on and around campus. It is designed to eliminate the need to carry cash around campus. On campus, 1Card Cash is accepted as a form of payment at bookstores, copy centers, select vending machines, and at all campus eateries. 1Card Cash supplements the Meal Plan with Flex Dollars and 1Card Cash Dining Only for residential students at campus eateries. For non-residential students, 1Card Cash is a convenient way to pay for meals and snacks at campus eateries. 1Card Cash is also accepted at popular businesses around both campuses. You or your parents must make a deposit to 1Card Cash prior to using it for purchases. Value in 1Card Cash rolls over every semester and year, as long as you are a member of the Fairleigh Dickinson University community.

Meal Plan:
The meal plan is a nutritionally balanced dining program available to those who wish to take advantage of a guaranteed number of meals per week. The meal plan is required for all residential students and is only accepted at the Dining Hall on each campus. Payment is made at the beginning of each semester along with tuition and other fees. Meals must be used each week, Saturday through Friday, and do not carry over from week-to-week.

Flex Dollars:
Flex Dollars are similar to cash value available on meal plans. Flex Dollars are only accepted at on-campus eateries. All residential meal plans have some Flex Dollars included. Flex Dollars roll over from the fall to spring semester but not to the next academic year.

1Card Cash Dining Only :
Several Meal Plans include a 1Card Cash Dining Only account. These funds can be used at all on-campus dining facilities and campus vending machines as well as off-campus restaurants and grocery stores that accept 1Card Cash (Note: The 1Card Cash Dining Only account is not accepted at off-campus non-food establishments such as pharmacies and gas stations). Funds will be added to this account as part of your Meal Plan. Like Flex Dollars, 1Card Cash Dining Only funds roll over from the fall to spring semester but not to the next academic year.

To learn more about Student Dining, click here.

Locations How it Works Roll Over
1Card Cash On-Campus Eateries
Campus Bookstore
Select Vending Machines
Copy Centers
Local Businesses
Complete list of Accepting Locations
Amount of purchase or meal equivalent price deducted Rolls over from semester-to-
semester and year- to-year
Meal Plan Dining Hall on each Campus Unlimited Meal Access Valid during the semester in which it is purchased
Flex Dollars On-Campus Eateries Only Amount of purchase price deducted Rolls over from fall to spring semester
1Card Cash Dining Only On-Campus Eateries
Campus Vending Machines
Off-Campus Eateries
Off-Campus Grocery Stores
Amount of purchase price deducted Rolls over from fall to spring semester