Students and parents have found the best success and economy by using a combination of the Dining Advantage and Evergreen accounts to budget food and miscellaneous expenses. Both accounts are easily accessed through the Loyola ID card with the student indicating which account to debit at the time of purchase. The Dining Advantage account cannot be accessed for any purchase other than food, while the Evergreen account can be used for food, bookstore purchases, and other non-food items.
The Dining Advantage account is a declining balance spending account that adds flexibility to your dining options; and is yours to spend like cash at all dining services locations. As an additional value, Dining Advantage accounts are tax exempt and carry over from semester to semester and year to year. Money can be added to your debit-spending account online at any time and with no minimum requirement.
The Evergreen account is a flexible spending account. All purchases with the Evergreen account are subject to Maryland's 6% state sales tax. Deposits can be made online. The Evergreen account can also be used at select off campus retailer locations. To learn more, visit the financial services website.
*Note: Deposits made in error (for either the Dining Advantage or Evergreen accounts) must be corrected within two business days of the deposit and may only be for the full amount the deposit was made.
Cash and Credit
Simply pay with cash or credit card for your meals and groceries.
When determining your student’s food budget, several factors should be taken into consideration. What is my student’s appetite and food preference? How frequent does my student eat a meal and how many meal opportunities are there in a semester? To gain a better idea of how much money your student will need for a semester, use our dining calculator.