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Paw Points

What are Paw Points?

Paw Points refer to the retail portion of the Meal Plans. Paw Points are tied to your LSU Tiger Card. These dollars can be used in any Dining retail location to pay a la carte. These dollars may also be used to pay door price for entrance into the all-you-care-to-eat facilities. Paw Points may NOT be used off campus.

Can I buy additional Paw Points?

No, you cannot purchase additional meal blocks or Paw Points. However, you may add TigerCASH to your card at any time which is accepted at all LSU dining locations.  TigerCASH does not expire and can be used at designated locations on and off campus.

What is the difference between Paw Points and TigerCASH?

Paw Points and TigerCASH are accepted at all campus LSU Dining locations. The only way to get Paw Points is with a Meal Plan. Meal Plans, Paw Points and TigerCASH are loaded onto your Tiger Card for your convenience.

Paw Points can only be used at LSU Dining locations. For example, you can use Paw Points at McDonald’s or Einstein Bros Bagels in the LSU Student Union (1st floor), Tiger Lair Food Court (2nd Floor), Magnolia Room Restaurant (3rd floor), CC’s Coffeehouse in Middleton Library, Smoothie King in the UREC,  Atrium Café, The Club at Union Square, and much more!  See the LSU Dining map for all of our locations.  Paw Points have a one-time roll over from Fall to Spring if you have a Spring Meal Plan that includes Paw Points.  At the end of the Spring semester, any unused Paw Points are lost. This one-time transfer occurs after the 14th class day.

TigerCASH can be used at the LSU Bookstore, computer labs, vending machines, laundry machines, student section concession stands and numerous off-campus locations. TigerCASH is also the only way to copy and print on-campus. TigerCASH funds are available from deposits you make either online, at the Tiger Card Office or at any of the VTS machines located on campus.  Remember that TigerCASH does roll over from semester to semester and you will never lose it.  When you graduate or leave the university, any remaining funds will be reimbursed to you

Important note regarding unused balances left from a current semester meal plan:

If you have left over Paw Points from the Fall semester, you will be able to use them in the Spring term if you have purchased a Spring semester meal plan. Transfer of those Paw Points will occur after the 14th class day of the Spring semester.

Any unused Paw Points at the end of the Spring semester will expire.

Paw Points vs TigerCASH

Services TigerCASH Paw Point
On Campus Food Purchases (DIning Halls, Food Courts) X X
Off Campus Food Purchases X -
Non-Food Items (Books, Laundry, School Supplies) X -
Withdrawal of funds - -
Continuous Roll Over (until graduation or departure from university) X -
One Time Roll Over (Fall to Spring semester - with a meal plan including paw points purchase - X
Printing in Library X -
Sporting Event Concessions X X
Refund of Deposits Upon Graduation X -
Vending Machines on Campus X -

 

Meal Plans

For more information, please visit the LSU Dining FAQ’S Page for all your questions about meal plans.

Who is REQUIRED to have a meal plan?

All 1st and 2nd year students that live on campus, with the exception of 2nd year students living in ECA and WCA, are required to have a Residential Meal Plan.

  • First year students living in ECA and WCA must have a meal plan
  • Classification (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior) is not taken into consideration for this rule. All first and second year students, no matter their classification, are required to have a meal plan if they live on campus

What if I don’t register for a meal plan?

If you do not choose a meal plan prior to the 14th business day after classes begin and you are a 1st and 2ndyear student living on campus, you will be automatically assigned the TIGER 12 meal plan.

What if I want to change my meal plan?

Meal Plans can be changed up until the 14th business day after classes begin. After this time period, students cannot change meal plans. NO EXCEPTIONS. Fee bills should be checked to ensure a meal plan status prior to the 14th day

What if I move off campus?

If students move off campus, they are not mandated to have a meal plan, however if this change occurs and the proper steps to remove the meal plan are not taken prior to the 14th day of class, the meal plan will remain on the account for that semester.

When a student leaves Residential Housing, they must remove their meal plan themselves or have the Tiger Card Office remove this plan. In order for the Tiger Card Office to remove the meal plan, the student must present a Res Life separation form showing they have canceled their housing to the TCO supervisor.

Other Information to Know

For more information, please visit the LSU Dining FAQ’S Page for all your questions about meal plans

Important note regarding unused balances left from a current semester meal plan:

If you have left over Paw Points from the Fall semester, you will be able to use them in the Spring term if you have purchased a Spring semester meal plan that include Paw Points. Transfer of those Paw Points will occur after the 14th class day of the Spring semester.

Any unused Paw Points at the end of the Spring semester will expire.