CHEERS flexible food options

Some CSU accommodation options include a meal plan, all students can access a meal plan. See the list below for a plan that will suit your needs.

Available to any student at Charles Sturt University; CHEERS food options provide peace of mind by ensuring you never have to worry about shopping or cooking, allowing you to focus on University life.

Food plans can be purchased by either yourself or on your behalf, for example, by a parent, guardian or supporter. Some accommodation packages have a minimum food component and others are opt in.

CHEERS food options are available to students living on or off campus.

How does it work?

Flexi Points are a way of loading cash onto your CSU Card. One point equals $1 and they can be spent in cent increments. So you can spend a little ('one Freddo Frog thanks') or a lot ('I'm planning a big study session so I'll have a pasta, an energy drink, two apples and some chocolate … and see you in the morning for coffee').

Flexi Points are valid at any Cheers food or retail outlet on campus, to be spent on food, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks.

Your flexi points are loaded onto your student ID card every 9 weeks. We encourage everyone to eat regularly and budget your flexi’s across the 9 weeks until the next reload. Any unused flexi points will rollover to the next session.

CHEERS food plans are valid for 36 weeks starting at the beginning of session one. Any unused flexi points will expire on the final termination date for residences.

2020 Flexi Food Options

We are busily working to finalise these food options and more information will be available here soon. Here is a few examples of what you can expect in 2020.

Flexi Food Option Total value
Cheers Mini $1134.00
Cheers Lite $1890.00
Cheers Standard $3024.00
Cheers Deluxe $4536.00

2019 Information

Meal Plan Package Meal Credits Flexi Points Total Cost
Cheers Gold Pkg 1 12 Meals per week 870 $4,348.80
Cheers Silver Pkg 1 9 Meals per week 870 $3,477.60
Cheers Bronze Pkg 1 5 Meals per week 870 $2,318.40
Cheers 5 Pkg 1 nil 1450 $1,447.20
Cheers 3 Pkg 1 nil 870 $867.60
Cheers Gold Pkg 2 12 Meals per week 1080 $5,400.00
Cheers Silver Pkg 2 9 Meals per week 1080 $4,320.00
Cheers Bronze Pkg 2 5 Meals per week 1080 $2,880.00
Cheers 5 Pkg 2 nil 1800 $1,800.00
Cheers 3 Pkg 2 nil 1080 $1,080.00
Meal Plan Package Meal Credits Flexi Points Total Cost
Cheers Gold Pkg 1 12 Meals per week 450 $2,249.60
Cheers Silver Pkg 1 9 Meals per week 450 $1,800.00
Cheers Bronze Pkg 1 5 Meals per week 450 $1,200.00
Cheers 5 Pkg 1 nil 750 $748.80
Cheers 3 Pkg 1 nil 450 $449.60
Cheers Gold Pkg 2 12 Meals per week 510 $2,548.80
Cheers Silver Pkg 2 9 Meals per week 510 $2,040.00
Cheers Bronze Pkg 2 5 Meals per week 510 $1,360.00
Cheers 5 Pkg 2 nil 850 $849.60
Cheers 3 Pkg 2 nil 510 $508.80

Flexible food plan terms and conditions

  • Flexible food Plans must be confirmed during the accommodation acceptance process
  • Meal plans cannot be downgraded once acceptance is finalised
  • Flexi Points may be redeemed at participating food and retail outlets on the Bathurst, Orange, Dubbo, Albury and Wagga campuses
  • Flexi Points are added to CSU Student Cards for use from the first week of session, unused points rollover to the following sessions
  • Flexi Points are not refundable or transferable
  • Room changes will coincide with a flexible food Plan update for the new room type (if applicable)
  • Flexi Points can be redeemed at outlets at the equivalent rate of 1 point per 1 dollar on all food and beverage items (excluding alcohol)
  • Students presenting to food outlets for flexible food claims without a valid CSU Card or a CSU Card with no Flexi Point balance will be required to pay cash at the time of purchase
  • Flexi Points can only be claimed with an active CSU Card which has a positive Flexi Point balance
  • Food portions of accommodation charges are only cancelled in conjunction with Accommodation Cancellations in line with the Residential Agreement
  • Students are not permitted to allow any other person to utilise their student card to access Flexi Points
  • Cards presented by someone other than the owner of the card will be confiscated
  • Flexi Points cannot be used for the purchase of alcohol[excepting occasional bundled offers]
  • A maximum of 80 Flexi Points can be claimed per day
  • Flexi points expire at the end of session 2.