Students will begin to receive their refunds in the coming weeks, with all refunds expected to be processed by the end of the semester. Students who have an Independence plan may receive up to $2,000 from their combined housing and dining refunds, although each refund will vary and be based on specific housing and dining plans. Please refer to these charts to understand what you can expect for your specific refund. Additional information is available in our Student Accounts FAQs


Credits will automatically be applied to outstanding balances on student accounts, with the remainder refunded by Direct Deposit or check. Students, please check to make sure your mailing address is current in PatriotWeb or enroll in Direct Deposit to assist us in processing these funds. You do not need to take any other action to request a refund. We know you have been significantly impacted by the current crisis and are committed to processing refunds as quickly as possible.

Yes. A minimum of $100 is required per plan (including Independence and Patriot Plans). Liberty Plans have fixed amounts assigned to them. However, additional Bonus Funds are not required if a second Patriot Plan is purchased within the same semester. 

Note: The average student selects $300 of Bonus Funds.

Rollover funds from Bonus Funds and Freedom Plans from the fall semester will be available for spring semester. However, they do not roll over from spring to fall semesters. Roll over Bonus Funds are non-refundable. 

The university feels that the Independence Plans are instrumental in acclimating freshmen and sophomores to campus life. Not only will it enhance community living, but it will also ensure healthy dining choices are available at every meal.

Yes, graduate students living in areas without full kitchens are required to select one of the Liberty or Independence Plans.

Liberty Square | Northern Neck | Potomac Heights | Rogers | Townhouses

The Mason Dining Registered Dietitian is a free resource for all students. Students may meet with the dietitian to help navigate the dining venues on campus based on specific dietary needs.

If for any reason you need accommodations to your meal plan please complete the Meal Plan Accommodation Form and return it to the Mason Card Office.
Not feeling well? No problem! You can still get meals from our dining halls by filling out the Sick Meal Request Form.