Dining Plans

Dining plans are available for every student at Azusa Pacific University and can be used at all on-campus dining locations. See our 2019-20 Dining Plan Brochure (PDF) or the Dining Plan FAQs (PDF) for more information.

A valid APU student ID card is required to access funds from the dining plan.

Students can sign up for a dining plan online (you will need to log in to home.apu.edu with your APUNetID and password). Please note that the online sign-up option is not available for freshmen until mid-June.

Spring 2020 Student Dining Plans
Dining Plan Cost per semester
Cougar Premium: $2,560 in spending power, averaging 2-3 meals per day, or about $22.86 per day $2,329
Cougar Traditional: $2,230 in spending power, averaging 2 meals per day, or about $19.91 per day $2,070
Cougar Classic: $1,550 in spending power, averaging 1-2 meals per day, or about $13.84 per day $1,475
Cougar Choice: $1,210 in spending power, averaging 7 meals per week, or about $10.80 per day $1,166
Cougar Mini: $820 in spending power, averaging 5-6 meals per week, or about $7.32 per day $799
Cougar Basic: $400 in spending power, averaging 2-3 meals per week, or about $3.57 per day $400

Average spending is based on a 16-week semester and 7-day week. Average meal calculated by $10.40/meal. View the Dining Plan Spending Guide (PDF) for a breakdown of each plan.

All freshmen living in APU residence halls are required to have the Cougar Premium or Cougar Traditional plan.

Using Dining Plans

The following places accept a student ID card for meals:

  • Cougars’ Den Café
  • 1899 Dining Hall
  • The Market at Heritage
  • The Grill at Heritage
  • Hillside Grounds art Heritage
  • Sam’s Subs
  • Starbucks®
  • Paws ’N Go
  • Mexicali Grill
  • Umai Sushi

Student Dining Plan Policies

View all the current Student Dining Plan Policies (PDF).

A required dining plan can be petitioned only for medical reasons. If you have a medical condition that you believe may keep you from maintaining a required dining plan, please refer to the following steps in the Special Dietary Requests (PDF). If you have any dietary restrictions or allergies, contact Julie Negron, RD, at dietitian@apu.edu.

Cougar Bucks

Students and/or parents can deposit money into an account called Cougar Bucks. The APU student ID card is used to access these funds. Deposits for Cougar Bucks can be made with cash, check, or credit card at the One Card Office or via the GET website or GET Mobile App. There is a minimum $5 deposit each time you add funds and cash withdrawals are not permitted. Cougar Bucks are not transferable. See below for detailed instructions on adding funds via GET:

Cougar Bucks can be used at all Dining Services venues, the University Bookstore, the Computer Store, Azusa Print + Design, library printers, and Chick-fil-A, located at the corner of Citrus and Alosta avenues.

All transactions debited through the APU ID card are final at the point and time of sale. It is the responsibility of the cardholder to keep a record of each card transaction. These transactions can be accessed through their GET account. For questions about adding funds to an ID card, email GET@apu.edu.

Lost or Damaged ID Cards

If a student ID card is lost or stolen, it can be replaced for $20. Lost cards should be reported to the One Card Office. Damaged ID cards can be replaced for $5.

Questions and Concerns

Please feel free to contact us via email at onecard@apu.edu, via phone at (626) 812-3038, or stop by the One Card Office located on West Campus in the University Bookstore. The office is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.1


  1. Summer hours subject to change.