Dining Plans

Whether an on-campus resident, a commuter, an undergraduate student, or graduate student, Dining Services provides dining plans for all students.

Dining plans consist of a declining balance structure, the same as a debit account, per semester and can be conveniently used at any on-campus dining venue on East and West campuses. With increased value and flexibility, your dollar will go further when you purchase a dining plan, because you will receive increased purchasing power up front and save on sales tax at every purchase.

See our Dining Plan Brochure (PDF) for more information and Frequently Asked Questions. Students can sign up for a dining plan online (you will need to log in to home.apu.edu with your APUNetID and password). A valid APU student ID card, virtual ID card via the APU Now app, or mobile ordering at select on-campus venues with the Grubhub app is required to access funds from the dining plan.

Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 Student Dining Plans
Dining Plan Cost per semester
Cougar Premium: $2,560 in purchasing power $2,329
Cougar Traditional: $2,230 in purchasing power $2,070
Cougar Classic: $1,550 in purchasing power1 $1,475
Cougar Choice: $1,210 in purchasing power2 $1,166
Cougar Mini: $820 in purchasing power $799
Cougar Basic: $400 in purchasing power $400

Dining plans are for one semester; purchasing power does not roll over to the following semester. If you purchased a dining plan for the fall semester, you are automatically signed up for the same dining plan for the spring semester unless otherwise canceled before the add/drop date. To help budget purchasing power, refer to the 2021-22 Spending Guides.

Student Dining Plan Policies

View all the current Student Dining Plan Agreement Terms & Conditions (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 diningservices@apu.edu.

Cougar Bucks

Students and/or parents can deposit money into an account called Cougar Bucks. The APU student ID card, or virtual ID card via the APU Now app, 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 IMT Computer Store, Azusa Print + Design, and library printers.

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 $10. Lost cards should be reported to the One Card Office. Damaged ID cards can be replaced for $5.

Questions and Concerns

The One Card Office is available by phone at (626) 812-3038 or by email at onecard@apu.edu Monday-Friday during the hours of 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.3


  1. Residents living in Adams, Trinity, or Engstrom halls are required to carry at minimum the Cougar Classic plan and to sign the Dining Plan Agreement. Any dorm resident who does not sign up for a dining plan will be automatically placed on the Cougar Classic plan.
  2. Residents living in Shire H court are required to have at minimum the Cougar Choice plan and to sign the Dining Plan Agreement. Any Shire H resident who does not sign up for a dining plan will be automatically placed on the Cougar Choice plan.
  3. Hours subject to change.
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