In response to questions regarding the University of Arizona Meal Plan policy of unused balances expring at the end of the academic year:

We value and listen to our students and parent community and recognize this change might cause confusion, particularly in the first year of adopted change of this policy. Therefore, we will be implementing a one-time waiver to the expiration date on all Fall 2021/Spring 2022 student's meal plan funds, to expire on December 15, 2022, versus the original expiration date of May 14, 2022. This adjustment will allow students to continue to utilize any meal plan balance funds throughout the summer and Fall 2022 semester. No action is required as this change will automatically be applied by the Meal Plan Office.

As background, the decision came in January 2021, eight months before meal plans purchases began for fall 2021 students. Any plan purchases made for prior years remained the same. We communicated the change ahead of making the new plan available to incoming students.