Plan Options

From lattes and ice cream to chicken bowls or chicken grillas, your meal plan can be used at any of the Sodexo retail locations on campus. You can even use it to purchase canned goods and laundry detergent at Penmen Place. It is a declining balance plan, which means you will only be charged the price of what you purchase, rather than blocks of meals per day. The meal plan works like a debit card from your student ID. You can check your remaining balance online or at the register during your purchase. For questions about your meal plan, please call (603) 645-9710.

Southern New Hampshire University offers six levels of dining plans. Freshmen and Freshmen Transfers will receive the Gold Plan for their first semester in residence. All other residents may choose whichever plan best suits their needs. Meal Plans can only be changed during the first two weeks of the semester. All meal plans are non-refundable.

  • Platinum $2100/semester
  • Gold $1900/semester
  • Silver $1750/semester
  • Traditional $1390/semester
  • Choice $1190/semester
  • Basic $915/semester

Meal plan balances are carried forward from first to second semester.

Any balance at the end of the academic year is forfeited. All plans are non-refundable.

Penmen Cash is a site for students, faculty, staff and parents to manage a campus card account. SNHU community members and parents are able to add money to the campus ID card via the web or by using the Penmen Cash App on your iPhone. (Android version coming at later date.) In addition to managing your cash with this service, you have access to valuable information about account balances, spending history, and the ability to report lost or stolen card at any time, day or night.

Students, Faculty, Staff & Parents:

There are two great ways to access Penmen Cash and manage your account:

For any questions about this program, please contact Student Financial Services at (603) 645-9640.

If you would like to be considered for being exempt from a meal plan, please complete the exemption form and email it to Kristen Chulada, our Campus Dietitian at

Exemptions are only granted for extreme circumstances.

Meal Plan Exception Form