Participation in the food services program is required of all students living in university residence halls, with the exception of graduate students and students living in Sustainable Village or Cutler Apartments (SAC).
Your PolarExpress card will be used similar to a debit card, swiping it for each meal purchase. The amount of the transaction will be deducted from the remaining Munch Money balance on your account. You may view your current Munch Money balance on the bottom of each purchase receipt.
Please note: Your PolarExpress card is REQUIRED to access your Munch Money. No exceptions.
If your PolarExpress card is lost or stolen, immediately notify the PolarExpress Office in Signers Hall at 907-474-7384 to have them disable use on that card. Funds used will not be reimbursed.
You are able to add value to your account at any time. You may purchase more Munch Money in $200 increments and receive a value increase based on the meal plan you are in. For example, with the Denali Plan you receive a 10% value increase, meaning you pay $200 and received $220 in Munch Money. Adding money is easy, email UAF Dining Services at email@example.com, with the amount you wish to add, and include your student id number. We will add the charge to your UA account and you pay either though UAOnline or directly with the Office of the Bursar.
All Munch Money remaining at the end of the Fall semester will roll over and be ADDED to the Spring meal plan.
Meal plans are purchased on a semester basis and another dining plan for the Spring semester is required if living in on-campus housing.
Munch Money from all dining plans expires after May 11, 2015 and will NOT be refunded. Please keep track of your balance through the semester. If you need help with budgeting your Munch Money funds, check out our meal plan budget chart.
If you choose to cancel your meal plan prior to the fee payment deadline (September 12, 2014 for Fall; January 23, 2015 for Spring) you will receive a 100% refund based upon actual usage. Please see the refund schedule for specific percentages on cancellation dates after fee payment.
You may switch your dining plan between semesters for 100% refund of the original plan based upon actual usage, by submitting a change form to UAF Dining Services before the Spring fee payment deadline (January 23, 2015). After this date a prorated amount will be charged for use. Please see the refund schedule for more information on the prorated amount.