Meal Plans Terms and Conditions

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.

Dining Payment

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 ( 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 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 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.