Meal Plans FAQ's

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. Full Access Meal Plans (Weekly and Unlimited)  and Community Meal Plans include meal swipes and dining dollars, which are a dollar value that may be used at any on-campus food venue. Unlimited Plans include unlimited access to La Posada in addition to meal swipes.

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. 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 include daily or weekly meal swipe balances. 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 who remain in housing and purchase a meal plan for the Spring semester, dining dollars will be left in the account and the Spring semester allotments will be added. All unused 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 and a meal plan cancellation is approved, 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-required-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. 

Meal plan holders can check their account balances anytime at

Once you have established the account management login, you can check the balances of your meal plan tenders, along with your LoboCash balance, if you've deposited funds into that account.  For more information on LoboCash 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.

The door price is the cost for all-you-care-to-eat dining at La Posada without using a meal swipe. Non residential students, faculty, staff, and visitors may also dine at La Posada by paying the door price.  Dining dollars, LoboCash, cash, credit, or debit card may be used to pay the door price for the meal. Current door prices can be found on our La Posada page. 

Yes, you may visit La Posada by using a meal swipe or by paying the door price with dining dollars, LoboCash, credit, or debit card.

Guest passes allow you to bring a guest with you into the La Posada Dining Hall. 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.