First Year Students

All First Year Students are required to purchase a USD / CHF 1,600.00 meal card plan on their Falcon Card for each of their first two semesters at Franklin (not including summer). Money paid for the mandatory Meal Plans cannot be rolled over from semester to semester. So, be sure to watch your balance and spend down any remaining funds at the end of the fall semester (December) and at the end of the spring semester (May). Students will be billed for this expense, which they can choose to pay directly to the Office of the Bursar or by credit card at Online Payments. There will be no charge for the Falcon Card.

Note: First Year Students are defined as students attending college or university as full time students for their first time or not having the credit hours needed to meet the requirements to be a Second Year Student (sophomore). Second year (sophomore) and third year (junior) status students have different requirements—please see below.

Second Year Students

All Second Year Students are required to purchase a USD / CHF 500.00 meal plan on their Falcon Card for each of their second year status semesters at Franklin (not including summer). Money paid for the mandatory Meal Plans cannot be rolled over from semester to semester. So, be sure to watch your balance and spend down any remaining funds at the end of the fall semester (December) and at the end of the spring semester (May). Students will be billed for this expense, which they can choose to pay directly to the Office of the Bursar or by credit card at Online Payments. There will be no charge for the Falcon Card.

Note: Second Year Students are defined as students attending college or university as full time students for their second full year and as transfer students with sophomore status (more than 30 and less than 60 earned credits). Students with credit hours giving them third year status (junior) are not required to purchase a meal plan.

All Other Students

There is no meal plan requirement for students with junior status and above, which includes students with more than 60 credits and those enrolled in a graduate program. However, these students can choose any one of the following meal debit card options:

USD / CHF  
150.00
350.00
500.00
800.00
1,600.00
 


Students can choose one of these options by either making a payment by credit card at Online Payments, or by directly paying in cash or by credit card at the North Campus Dining Hall.

Bonuses and Credit Rollover

If you make a CHF 500.00 minimum purchase on your Falcon Card, you will receive a 10% bonus (an additional CHF 50.00 on your card.) Additionally, you will receive a 10% bonus each time you add a minimum of CHF 350.00 to the balance. Debit card balances will roll over between Fall and Spring Semesters, but will not roll over to Summer or the following Fall Semester. Make sure you watch your balance and spend down any remaining balance at the end of the Spring Semester.

Debit Plan Benefits

Having a meal debit option not only ensures that you always have access to a nutritious meal or a between class snack while on campus, it provides savings in addition to the 10% bonus offered when purchasing a plan of CHF 500.00 or greater. Card users pay just CHF 13.00 for a meal that includes the main course, a small soup or salad and one water. For parents, a meal plan is also a great way to ensure that your son or daughter has access to a nutritious meal at a reasonable price.