Your DolphinCard is associated with multiple accounts:

Meal Plans (students only) – Students have the option of purchasing a meal plan and saving 8.875% on every food purchase! In order to place funds into a meal plan account, a signed meal plan agreement and a $300 deposit are required. Copies of the Meal Plan Agreement are available in the Office of Parking & DolphinCard Services or you may download the Meal Plan Agreement.

There are two (2) account types associated with a meal plan. Both of these account are only available to student and are TAX-EXEMPT for food and beverage purchases at authorized campus locations.

  • Dining Dollar Account – Both Resident and Commuter students may choose from various meal plans based upon their individual needs*. Meal plan credits are based upon a declining balance system. Funds placed into this account will EXPIRE at the end of each semester, with any unused funds FORFEITED. There are NO REFUNDS on Dining Dollars.
  • Dining Plus Account – If a cardholder has completed a meal plan agreement and purchased a meal plan, when all of the Dining Dollars have been exhausted, you may add additional funds into the Dining Plus Account. Dining Plus Dollars work the same as Dining Dollars and may be used at any Campus Dining Facility and are NYS tax-exempt. Dining Plus credits are equal to $1.00. Funds placed into this account will EXPIRE at the end of each semester and any unused funds in the account will be FORFEITED. There are NO REFUNDS on Dining Plus Dollars.

FinBucks (formerly Dolphin Dollars) – Both students and Facuty/Staff may deposit funds into this account. This account may be used for purchases made in the Bookstore, Parking & DolphinCard Services, vending machines, Dolphin Cove laundry facilities (Dolphin Cove Residents only), and the purchase of food throughout campus. Purchases made using this account are taxable. Funds placed into tis account will roll over semester to semester, as long as the cardholder is affiliated with the college. Upon separation from the College, refunds may be requested.

*All first-year residents of Dolphin Cove are required to purchase a Gold, Silver or Bronze meal plan for the first two (2) consecutive semester of residency in Dolphin Cove. If there is a break in residency, a student is still required to purchase a meal plan for the second semester residing in Dolphin Cove.