Residential Meal Plans
Log into your COAST account or stop by the Bursar’s office to complete your payment. Meal options will be added to your MAC card.
- 19 Meals per week
- Plan Cost: $1,943.00
- 19 Meals per week
- $50 Dining Dollars
- Plan Cost: $1,994.00
- 17 Meals per week
- $100 Dining Dollars
- Plan Cost: $1,994.00
- 15 Meals per week
- $125 Dining Dollars
- Plan Cost: $1,994.00
- 3 Meals Per Week
- $150.00 Dining Dollars
- Plan Cost $495.00
Frequently asked questions
If you are a student who lives on campus, yes a meal plan is mandatory per the residential contract.
Plan A (19 meals per week) is the default meal plan loaded to your account. You have the opportunity to change your meal plan while Meal Plan selection is open during the first 14 calendar days of Fall and Spring semesters. Your selection can be made in the portal during that time.
Students can select their meal plan in the portal on the main screen after logging in. There is a button which says “Meal Plan Selection” under the Academic Summary
No, however, it is encouraged that all commuter students do purchase a meal plan.
Commuter Meal Plans may be purchased in the Bursar’s Office (In the Andrews Center)
Residential Meal Plans are placed on accounts by move-in day and default to Plan A (the 19 meals per week plan). Commuter Meal Plans can be purchased at any time during the semester. NOTE: Unused meal swipes are forfeited at the end of each week.
Residential Meal Plan charges are placed on accounts by move-in day. Commuter plans are paid for at the time of purchase.
Your plan starts on the first day of classes, and ends on the last day of finals.
If you have a Residential Student, Commuter Student, or Faculty/Staff meal plan, your MAC ID card will be swiped as you enter the dining facility, and one all-you-care-to-eat meal will be deducted from your plan. It’s as simple as that!
Yes, you can! You may bring a guest and use your meal swipes in one of our dining locations.
You may now use your swipes throughout the week at your discretion. They do not have to be used at a certain time or meal. Once Residential swipes are all used for the week, they will start over the following week.
Yes, they can be used for a $4.50 credit towards your purchase.
You may use one of your meal swipes to take food to go. If you are dining in, that will count as your meal swipe for that meal. If you want to take a meal to go, another swipe will be used. You have the opportunity to purchase one of our eco-friendly clamshells for $6.50 and use it throughout the semester when you want to take items to go. You can bring your clamshell back to the dining hall and swap it for a new one. You can even turn it in at the end of the semester and get your $6.50 back!
Dining Dollars are included in select meal plans and can be used at any Mariner’s Galley or Dockside Deli. The MAC card will be swiped when you enter Mariner’s or Dockside Deli, and the price of the meal being served will be deducted from your Dining Dollars account. Your balance stays on your account until the end of the spring semester.
These terms and conditions are between the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia by and on behalf of the College of Coastal Georgia and the student. Any attempt to fraudulently use the dining plan or dining dollars will result in disciplinary action against any and all parties.
The student agrees to pay the College a per-academic year dining payment in accordance with the terms and conditions. Meal plan payments must be made at time of meal plan election.
It is the sole responsibility of the student to ensure payments due are made to the Bursar’s Office, as required. If a student fails to make a payment, the College reserves the right in its sole and exclusive discretion to suspend or restrict the student’s Meal Plan and/or Dining Dollars until payment is made. Suspension of a Meal Plan and/or Dining Dollars does not relieve the student of his or her responsibility or liability. All dining charges will be posted to the student’s account and can be viewed via the COAST account (http://www.ccga.edu). Payments may be made online or through the Bursar’s Office.
Meal Plans Overview
A. Each meal plan offers all-you-care-to-eat dining.
B. There are three meal portions (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) per day, Monday through Friday. Weekend meals (brunch and dinner) are offered on Saturday and Sunday.
C. These meals may be eaten in the Mariners Galley or as takeout.
D. Meals begin the first day of class and end the last day of exams for the spring semester. They cannot be carried into the next academic year and are not refundable.
E. Meals are not offered during certain breaks of the semester. Please visit https://ccga.edudine.com for the dining schedule and hours of operations.
F. If a student eats in the Mariners Galley, they are only allowed to leave with one ice cream or one piece of fruit.
G. Dining Dollars are refunded at the end of the Academic Year
Eco-Friendly To-Go Containers
A. A clamshell eco -friendly to-go container may be purchased from Dining Services for $6.23 and a full refund given when turned in at the end of the semester. You must have a clamshell to take food out on meal plans. Shells are returned after each use, cleaned and a new one provided.
B. An eco-friendly cup may be purchased from Dining Services for $6.23 and can be used in the Mariners Galley to take out a drink after dining.
Mariners Access Card (MAC) Card
A. Meal Plans and Dining Dollars are accessed with the MAC Card and are subject to all of the policies and procedures of the MAC Card Office.
B. Students are responsible for their MAC Card and all charges made to their accounts. If a card is lost or stolen, it must be immediately reported to the Card Office or via the web at www.ccga.edu/CardOffice. All transactions, including Meal Plan and Dining Dollar purchases made on a missing MAC Card not reported as lost or stolen, are the responsibility of the student owning the card.
C. The MAC Card is the property of College of Coastal Georgia and is not transferable. Unauthorized use of your MAC Card, use by a party other than the person identified on the card, and/or tampering with or altering the card may result in confiscation of the card and possible disciplinary action against the student by the College.
Dining and Meal Plan Exemption
A student may request a dining and meal plan exemption under certain circumstances. Submitting a Dining and Meal Exemption Form does not mean that a student will be granted a reduction. The deadline for submission is the last day of Late Registration. However, students have an obligation to pay for the meal plan until their exception is approved. The form may be picked up at the Bursar’s Office. The outcome of any exemption request will be provided via email to the student’s CCGA email address. Requests received after the deadline will not be considered. If approved, a refund will be granted.
Under designated circumstances, dining and meal plan exemptions are permitted for medical conditions. Specifically, a medical conditions exemption may be granted if the student has a documented dietary requirement or medical disability, confirmed by a medical doctor, which cannot be met by the Dining Facilities. In order to qualify for an exemption under this paragraph, a student must complete a Dining and Meal Exemption Form and provide the Physician Statement information. This information must be on letterhead from a medical doctor (letters from chiropractors are not accepted) stating what the medical condition is and why such medical condition prevents the student from being on one of the College’s meal plans. In the event of food intolerance/allergies, the doctor must state specifically which food(s) the student cannot consume. The physician must also provide a diet the student is to follow for medical conditions. This includes a sample menu for meals/snacks for 3 days, foods to avoid, and foods student can eat.
Meal plans are non-refundable.
For additional information, please feel free to contact:
Phyllis Broadwell, AVP of Human Resources & Auxiliary Services
Rob Noonan, Director of CCGA Dining Services
*Plans and prices subject to change and based upon BOR approval.