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Meal Plan FAQs

Student Meal Plan FAQs

Wolf Bucks are a declining balance account that can be added to your university-issued ID card. Wolf Bucks may be used at dining locations at both Loyola University and Tulane University. Wolf Bucks may only be used on food purchases at approved campus dining locations.

Wolf Bucks offer parents peace of mind to know that those funds will be used by the student only for dining purposes. Wolf Bucks also are tax-benefited, so the student pays less tax at dining locations.

Wolf Bucks come with every meal plan, and additional Wolf Bucks may be purchased any time by submitting a request. Wolf Bucks may be purchased separately in $100 increments and will be added to the student’s Loyola ID Card. The bill will be applied directly to the student’s tuition account. 

Wolf Bucks account balances will carry over between semesters (i.e. fall to spring, spring to summer) but not between academic years. Money remaining on the Wolf Bucks account after the last day of each academic year will be forfeited to Loyola.

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Express Cash can be uploaded onto the student's university issued ID card and may be used at any food or retail location on Loyola’s campus, including the Bookstore, Starbucks, and certain vending machines, in addition to campus dining locations

To utilize this function, the student or parent must deposit money with the Bursar’s Office and the appropriate amount will be credited to the student’s university issued ID card.

Contact the Bursar’s Office to add Express Cash.

Students can change their meal plans during the first two weeks of the semester. The form can be completed using the Change My Meal Plan Form

Flex meal swipes are not dedicated to a week and can be used freely throughout the semester at Loyola and Tulane's dining locations. Flex meals will expire at the end of the semester.  

Meal swipes and Wolf Bucks can be used at Starbucks, the Convenience Store in the Danna Center, as well as Loyola and Tulane retail dining locations and dining halls.

Faculty and Staff Meal Plan FAQs

When you complete the online form for payroll deduction or cash/check payment, you should print your copy of the form, which contains information on where it should be delivered.

If paying by cash/check: Please bring the form, along with your payment, to the Bursar's Office, Thomas Hall 206.

If paying via payroll deduction: Please deliver or mail the form to Human Resources, Mercy Hall 102 or Campus Box 16.

Yes and No. Block meal plans are offered to faculty/staff at reduced rates. These block plans MUST be used in their entirety by the end of the fiscal year. Any unused meals will be forfeited. These meals cannot be refunded or credited toward the next fiscal year.

Faculty/Staff Wolf Bucks do NOT expire. Any unused Wolf Bucks balance as of July 31 WILL carry over to the following academic year.

Faculty/Staff meal plans are offered at substantial discounts ($5.50-6.50) per meal, depending on the level of plan purchased). For the employee who plans to eat regularly in the Orleans Room or Faculty/Staff Dining Room, this is the most cost-effective dining option.

Wolf Bucks are convenient and flexible. They may be used at Loyola's traditional dining locations, and also at retail locations on both Loyola's and Tulane's campuses (i.e., Starbuck's Coffee, Subway, LBC Food Court, etc.) Wolf Bucks do offer a tax benefit at the point-of-sale, but otherwise do not offer a discounted meal price.

Please also note that faculty and staff are encouraged to take advantage of a special offer: Between the dates of August 1–October 1 each Fall, every faculty/staff member at Loyola will receive a 10% discount on their first Wolf Bucks purchase of the year! This offer may only be used on the individual's first purchase for transactions completed between August 1–October 1.

Faculty/Staff meal plan levels are:

  • 10 meals for $72.50
  • 30 meals for $202.50
  • 50 meals for $312.50

Wolf bucks can be purchased in $25 increments. Additional meals and wolf bucks may be purchased at anytime throughout the year.

Sign up for a meal plan or Wolf Bucks on the Employee Web Services site.

General customer service and questions about meal plan options may be directed to:

Office of Residential Life
Biever Hall 106
Ph: (504) 865-2445

Questions about paying for your meal plan may be directed to:

Payroll Office

Mercy Hall 102

Ph: (504) 864-7731



The deduction will be taken in consecutive payroll periods:

  • $0.00-25.00 = 1 payroll deduction
  • $25.01-100.00 = 2 payroll deductions
  • $100.01-200.00 = 4 payroll deductions
  • $200.01-300.00 = 6 payroll deductions
  • $300.01 and over = 8 payroll deductions