The new dining plans, explained
The Division of Student Life (DSL) recently released a new set of dining plan options for the upcoming academic year. Though a full description can be found on the DSL’s website, here is an overview of the major changes:
In addition to two normal dining plans which grant students an allotted number of meals per week, there will be three plans that allow students to purchase a certain number of meals per semester.
All of the plans include an allotment of Dining Dollars, each worth 1.05 U.S. dollars, which can be used to purchase food from most retail outlets at MIT, including Anna’s Taqueria, Cafe Four, and Forbes Family Cafe in Stata. LaVerde’s will not accept Dining Dollars.
Maseeh freshmen will no longer be required to purchase the Any 19 plan. They, along with all other freshmen, will be permitted to purchase the Any 14 plan or a semester plan including 260 or 190 meals.
Cheaper optional meal plans will be available to students not living in dining dormitories. These will follow the meals-per-semester model.
The new meal plans will still be more costly, on average, than the old ones, following general tuition and cost of living increases at MIT. The Any 19 meal plan, which had previously cost $5,300 per year, will now cost $5,620, but will include $105 worth of Dining Dollars, bringing the price spent on dining hall meals to $5,515.
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