The UAB ID Card functions as a debit card, allowing students access to their meal plan and declining balance funds.
For the 2013-14 academic year, all enrolled students living on campus or under a UAB contract with an off-campus property, and all undergraduate students taking twelve (12) or more credit hours who do not reside on campus will be assessed a $225 Campus Dining Fee during fall and spring semesters. Campus Dining Fee funds can be accessed through the student's Dining Dollars account.
Enrolled students not assessed the Campus Dining Fee may elect to add $225 to their Dining Dollars account during fall and spring semesters by sending an email to CampusCard@uab.edu.
Meal Plans - Fall and Spring Semesters
For the 2013-14 academic year all *freshman living on campus will be required by the University to purchase a meal plan and must select either plan 1 or 2. All other enrolled students living on campus or under a UAB contract with an off-campus property will be required by the University to purchase a meal plan and must select from plans 1 through 7.*Freshmen are defined as first-year students who reside on campus and meet the following criteria:
- Graduated high school within the last 4 academic years
- Entered UAB with less than 12 credit hours taken at another university after high school graduation
- Have not attended UAB during a previous academic year, excluding the summer term immediately preceding the academic year in question
Enrolled students not residing on campus may elect to purchase any one of the 7 meal plans during fall and spring semesters.
Meal Plans - Summer Semester
Beginning May 2013, summer meal plans will be available to UAB students taking summer classes. Summer meal plan participation is optional for all students, including students living on campus during the summer terms.