Housing, Meal Plans & Cash Card

Here you'll find everything you need to know about housing costs and setting up a meal plan.

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​Students contract on-campus housing for an entire academic year unless they have indicated plans to study abroad for a semester or will graduate early. Students are responsible for the costs associated with their contract, regardless of whether they choose to move off-campus during the academic year. (Residents of 194 St. Paul Street have a different contract—for 11.5 months—and are responsible for the full cost unless agreed upon with Student Life.)

Residence Hall Cost per Year Cost per Semester
Standard $9,616 $4,808
Boardman Hall, Montreal, Dublin $10,710 $5,355
Butler Hall, Juniper Hall, Valcour Hall $10,164 $5,082
Damage Deposit $100 $50


194 St. Paul Street Annual Fall or Spring Summer
Studio $15,600 $6,630 $2,340
2 Bedroom $13,200 $5,610 $1,980
3 Bedroom $12,000 $5,100 $1,800
4 Bedroom $11,100 $4,718 $1,665
4 Bedroom Loft $11,400 $4,845 $1,710
Damage Deposit $150 $50 $50
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Residential students (other than those living at 194 St. Paul Street or on the Montreal or Dublin campuses) are required to purchase the Carte Blanche meal plan, which provides unlimited visits to the Dining Hall and includes $150 Residential Flex dollars for purchases at the EATS food court in the CCM building.

The cost of the Carte Blanche meal plan for the 2018-2019 academic year is $5,738 or $2,869 per semester.

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Students residing at 194 St. Paul Street or in an off-campus apartment may purchase a meal plan online or contact Compass Student Services at (802) 860-2777 or compass@champlain.edu.

In addition to the Carte Blanche meal plan (the residential plan outlined above) which is available for purchase, there are two commuter-oriented meal plans available for the 2018-2019 academic year.

These plans include a specific number of meals at the IDX Dining Hall and also include Flex dollars for food purchases at EATS, the CCM food court. These meal plans are valid only during the academic year and are activated beginning August 28, 2018 or within one business day of the purchase date. Additional commuter meal plans may be purchased throughout the academic year.

Please note that the commuter meal plans are not refundable, and remaining meals and Flex dollars will expire at the end of the spring semester of the current academic year.

Commuter Silver Meal Plan $360 30 meals at IDX Dining Hall and $100 Flex for EATS CCM Food Court
Commuter Platinum Meal Plan $575 50 meals at IDX Dining Hall and $200 Flex for EATS CCM Food Court

During the academic year, please allow one business day to update your account for web deposits. You can also purchase this meal plan in person at the Enrollment Service Center.

If you have questions, please contact Compass Student Services at (802) 860-2777 or compass@champlain.edu. The office is open Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM at Perry Hall Room 174.

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A 25-meal plan is available to faculty and staff  for use at the IDX Dining Hall; it can be purchased securely online here

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Meals at IDX: Meal plans will be used first at the IDX Dining Hall. If you run out of meals on your commuter or employee meal plan, your Flex account will be charged first, then Cash Card balances will be used.

Meals at EATS: Your Residential Flex credit ($150 per semester for residential students) will be debited first, then Retail Flex will be debited. If you run out of Retail Flex, then your Cash Card balances will be used. Meal plans are not valid at EATS.

Credit/debit cards and cash are also accepted at both the IDX Dining Hall and EATS.

Dining hall hours of operation

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For those individuals who do not have a meal plan at Champlain, food is still available at a per meal cost as follows:

  • Breakfast $6.75
  • Lunch $8.75
  • Dinner $10.75
  • Specialty Dinner $11.00
  • Late Night $8.75
  • Weekend Brunch $8.75
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Sick meals are for when you're feeling under the weather and can't make it out of the dorm. Ask your roommate or RA to print out and bring a sick meal form to the dining hall and we will set you up with a meal. We will prepare it and they can bring it back for you.

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Your ID card serves as your student or employee ID, meal plan card, and residence hall key. Your ID card also works as a debit card at certain campus sites, including the campus store, mailroom, and campus laundry facilities.

Tuition payments are not permissible via the CC Cash Card. The card may be used with these vendors in the greater Burlington area, or at any merchants who display our CC Cash Card logo.

Students, parents and employees may deposit online to the Cash Card and/or Retail Flex Accounts; the minimum single daily deposit is $20 and the maximum single daily deposit is $500. Please review the information about each account before continuing to the secure payment page. 

Students and employees receive a refund of the Cash Card balance (less a $10 processing fee) when leaving Champlain College. 

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Flex is a debit account added to a Champlain ID card for use at EATS, the retail dining court in the CCM Building.

All purchases at EATS are deducted from your Flex account; meal plan meal credits may not be used at EATS. Flex may also be used at the IDX Dining Hall if a commuter student or employee's meal plan has expired.

You may deposit online to the Flex Account. Students, parents and employees can make deposits online to a Flex account; the minimum single daily deposit is $20 and the maximum single daily deposit is $500.

Flex is not refundable and will expire at the end of the school year. 

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To set up access to your Champlain Cash Card account:

Go to: https://webcard.champlain.edu/student/login.php

  1. Click on the link, "Not Registered? Click Here to to Sign Up."
  2. Enter your Champlain Student ID Number as your User Name, including the 82.
  3. Enter your PIN number as your Champlain Student ID number, WITHOUT the 82.
  4. Enter a valid email and password.
  5. A confirmation email will be sent to you with instructions on completing the activation of your web card account.

If you have questions, please contact Compass Student Services at (802) 860-2777 or compass@champlain.edu. The office is open Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM at Perry Hall, Room 174.

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Please review these instructions before proceeding to the deposit page.

  • Enter the student's full name and nine-digit student ID number (not social security number), which begins with 82-. Review and agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  • Click on "Continue to Payment Page for Cash & Retail Flex" and select amounts for Cash Card and/or Retail Flex.
  • Complete payment information to process your payment.
  • A $20 minimum deposit is required and the maximum deposit is $500 per day.
  • Flex is non-refundable and expires at the end of the academic year.
  • Cash Card is refundable when a student/employee departs from Champlain College (less a $10 processing fee).

You may deposit funds securely online to your Cash Card or Retail Flex account 24 hours a day; please allow one business day for web deposits to be updated to your account. Deposits on Fridays will be updated by Monday evening.

You may login to your Champlain Cash Card account to check for Cash Card, Retail Flex and Commuter or Employee Meal Plan Balances.

To purchase an Employee Dining Plan, visit Compass Student Services or learn more here.

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Login to your Champlain Cash Card account to check for Cash Card, Retail Flex, Commuter and Employee Meal Plan balances after initially activating your account online.

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