Meal Plans FAQs

Your meal plan cost will be billed to your Bursar account. Payment arrangements are made with the Bursar's Office. This can be done online by logging onto the portal at; once logged in click on the "Student Life" tab; click on loboweb logo; choose the "Make Payments, View Bill, Setup eRefunds, Installment Plans, etc." option; click on the BURSAR ACCOUNT SUITE button.

Fall semester billing begins in mid-July and continues throughout the summer. Charges are usually uploaded, after that primary July load, within 5 business days from when the selection documentation is received. Spring meal plan charges are billed in December. If Spring semester is the first term of residence, then charges will be uploaded within 5 business days of when the selection documentation is received.

Access to La Posada and swipe locations will be available, once the meal plans go active in August. The Club meal plans include unlimited access to La Posada and dining dollars, which are a dollar value that may be used at any on-campus food venue.

Meals at La Posada are all you care to eat, so you'll swipe when you enter and can visit any combination of stations while you're there. You may not take away leftovers and to-go meals are available by using an on the go swipe and the La Po To-Go resuable containers.

Dining dollars are a dollar-for-dollar tender and using it will reduce the balance by the cost of the meal purchased at any retail food venue on campus.

Our Full Access plans do not contain a preset amount of meals. The balances are renewed on a daily or weekly basis and do not accumulate. Unused daily or weekly swipes expire at the time of renewal. For resident students, if you remain in housing for the Spring semester, dining dollars will be left in the account and the Spring semester allotments will be added. All dining dollars and guest passes are forfeited at the end of the Spring semester. If Fall semester is the last term of residence and a Spring plan is not purchased, then dining dollars are forfeited at the end of the Fall semester. If, for some reason, residence in Housing is canceled mid-semester, dining dollars will be swept when the housing status change is confirmed and the price of the meal plan will be pro-rated. For non-resident and voluntary meal plan holders, Full Access plans are valid for the academic semester of purchase only and must be renewed for the following semester. Community plans are valid for the academic year of purchase. All values expire at the end of the Spring semester. 

Receipts printed at any food venue will contain a balance of the tender used, after the cost of the meal.  You may also manage your meal plan by logging into your account at

Once you have established the account management login, you can check the balances of your meal plan tenders, along with your LoboCa$h balance, if you've deposited funds into that account.  For more information on LoboCa$h click here.  Finally, you may always bring your card by the LoboCard Office and we'll swipe it and give you your balance.  For LoboCard Office hours of operation, click here.  Due to FERPA regulations, we can not give out balances over the phone.

Feedback may be submitted in a variety of ways. You can email or, send us a message on social media at @UNMFood, use our online form on the ' Contact Us' page, and participate in our surveys and focus groups. We appreciate your feedback and are happy to connect with you in the way that is most convenient and comfortable for you. Our diners are also welcome to request an in person or virtual visit with us using the 'Contact Us' form.

Door prices are the costs for meals if you're not on a plan that allows unlimited access to La Posada . In other words, if you pay for a meal using dining dollars, LoboCa$h, cash, credit or debit card, you pay the door price for the meal. The 2019-2020 door price for La Posada meals are as follows:

  • Breakfast $7.75
  • Lunch $9.75
  • Dinner $9.75
  • Friday Special (all day!) $8.00
  • Anytime using Dining Dollars $8.00
Yes, you may visit La Posada by using dining dollars or a swipe to pay the door price for access.

Guest passes allow you to bring a guest with you into the La Posada Dining Club. Each time you bring someone without their own meal plan access into La Posada, your guest pass balance will be reduced by one.

Dining dollars used before the plan was changed are subtracted from the dining dollar balance that comes with the new plan. For example, if the Lobo 15 Plan was the original selection and $8.50 in dining dollars were spent, then the plan changed to the Cherry Unlimited plan, the balance of dining dollars on that plan would be adjusted to $241.50 ($250 - $8.50).