Flex dollars are a declining balance that can be used in Zamora's Market (when it is in operation), to pay for meals in the Hilltop Cafe during the parts of Fall Break and Spring Break when the meal plan is not active, and to swipe a guest in at the dining hall. Students, faculty and staff can add flex dollars to their card. Users who register their meal plan account can check their balance at any time, and add additional flex dollars to their account.

Flex dollars that come with the 14 meal plan option carry over between fall and spring semester but expire at the conclusion of spring semester. Unused flex dollars from fall semester expire at the beginning of the second semester if, during the approved time frame to change meal plans, the student chooses to switch to the 20 meal plan option.

Flex dollars that students add directly to their card carry over from year to year.