Cougar Dollars are cash values included in all meal plans. They work like a prepaid debit card with funds kept on your Meal Card. Cougar Dollars may be used at any on-campus dining location:World of Wings, SubVersions, Wholly Habaneros, Panda Express, The Market at the Union, Jamba Juice at the Market, Jazzman's Cafe & Bakery, and CSUSM Starbucks.

Cougar Dollars are loaded onto your Food Pass and may be used at any of our eight CSUSM restaurants

Yes, Cougar Dollars carry over from year to year and do not expire.

Yes! Changing to a larger plan is possible at any time during the semester. All other changes must be requested by contacting the General Manager Jason Nussbaum.

If you live off-campus, you may purchase your meal plan by visiting our student cashiers in the University Student Union at "The Market in the Union."

Yes! You may load any amount onto your meal card. We do offer wonderful incentives of free Starbucks coffees all the way to $100 additional Cougar Dollars free if you load unique amounts.

Your food pass works similar to a pre-paid debit card, each transaction is deducted dollar for dollar. For instance, if you order a tall vanilla latte at Starbucks for $3.75 and have $50 on your food pass, you will then have a balance of $46.25.