Maroon Dollars & Maroon Dollars + PLUS FAQ

What are Maroon Dollars?

Maroon Dollars are what we call the pool of funds that come with a student meal plan. Maroon Dollars are tax-exempt and allow students to use their University ID’s like a debit card at participating food locations on campus. One Maroon Dollar is equivalent to $1.

What are Maroon Dollars + PLUS?

Maroon Dollars + PLUS allow students to use their University ID’s like a debit card at participating food locations on campus. One Maroon Dollars + PLUS is equivalent to $1.

What is the difference between Maroon Dollars and Maroon Dollars + PLUS?

Students with meal plans have two separate accounts: Maroon Dollars, where funds associated with a meal plan are deposited, and Maroon Dollars + PLUS, is where deposits from purchases,  credits, as well as awards from various groups on campus.  

When will my Maroon Dollars and Maroon Dollars + PLUS expire?

Maroon Dollars and Maroon Dollars + PLUS added after July 1, 2021 will expire on June 4, 2022. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Are Maroon Dollars + PLUS new?

No, if you added funds to your UChicago ID card using the GET Funds portal, then you added Maroon Dollars + PLUS. Previously these funds were labeled “Maroon Dollars” and presented next to your meal plan dollars or “Maroon Dollars/Meal Points” in the GET Funds portal.

Is there a minimum or maximum purchase of Maroon Dollars + PLUS?

There is a minimum purchase of $25 for each addition to your Maroon Dollars + PLUS account, and a maximum yearly purchase of $5,000. 

I bought more Maroon Dollars + PLUS recently, but they still don’t show up when I make a purchase. Why not?

Students with meal plans have two separate accounts: Maroon Dollars, where funds associated with a meal plan are deposited and Maroon Dollars + PLUS, is where credits are applied, awards from various groups and friends and purchase on your behalf. 

At locations that accept both Maroon Dollars and Maroon Dollars + PLUS, once your Maroon Dollars is depleted of all funds, your Maroon Dollars + PLUS will become active.

 

Where can I see the balances for my Maroon Dollars and Maroon Dollars + PLUS accounts?

Log into get.cbord.com/uchicago to view the balances on your Maroon Dollars and Maroon Dollars + PLUS accounts. You can see your past transactions as well as your remaining swipes if you are on the Phoenix or Apartment meal plan.

Where can I use my Maroon Dollars and Maroon Dollars + PLUS?
  • Pret A Manger
  • Hutchinson Commons
  • Starbucks @ Saieh
  • Café Logan
  • Gordon Café
  • Harris Café
  • Hutchinson Commons
  • Law School Café
  • Maroon Market
  • Midway Market
  • Peach’s Café
  • Tiffin Café
  • Press Café
  • Quantum Café
  • Barnes & Noble Bookstore (Café side)
  • Barnes & Noble Bookstore (merchandise side)  Maroon Dollars + PLUS ONLY

Student-Run Cafés

  • Cobb Coffee Shop
  • Ex-Libris Café
  • Harper Café
  • Hallowed Grounds
How can I charge my Maroon Dollars + PLUS purchase to tuition?

You can now purchase Maroon Dollars + PLUS and charge them to your bursar account, online through our GET Funds application.  You can contact our office,  773-702-1600 or dining@uchicago.edu, Monday thru Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, to confirm you account has access to the “Bill Me” functionality. 

Who can buy Maroon Dollars + PLUS?

All registered students, university faculty, and staff are eligible to buy Maroon Dollars + PLUS.

Can I apply my Maroon Dollars or Maroon Dollars + PLUS balance to my student account balance?

No, Maroon Dollars and Maroon Dollars + PLUS cannot be applied to your Student Account Balance.

Purchase Maroon Dollars + PLUS online here!

*If you purchase Maroon Dollars + PLUS online, any bonus dollars will be added to your purchase within five minutes.  

Maroon Dollars + PLUS are non-refundable