Validation: meal plans are only valid for the time specified to be eligible for the 5% GST tax exemption, in compliance with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) tax exemption guidelines.
Non-transferable: picture identification on the card must match the person presenting the card.
Alcohol: meal plans cannot be used to purchase alcohol on campus.
CRA requirements: meal plans are to be purchased in one lump sum.
Purchased amounts: CRA requires meal plans to be purchased in one lump sum; during the semester while the purchased meal plan is valid you cannot transfer any portion of the meal plan balance to another card fund, nor can you “top up” the meal plan balance.
Prorated: meal plans cannot be prorated throughout the semester.
Changed your mind: no worries, funds will be transferred into the Cascade account and can be used at any participating retailer on campus (5% GST applies), no admin fees are charged when changes are made within the first two weeks of classes. After two weeks, a $25 admin fee applies to move the meal plan into Cascade Cash.
Remaining balances: at the end of the semester remaining balances of less than $25 are forfeited; remaining balances greater than $25 will be charged a $25 admin fee to transfer amounts into Cascade Cash which can be used at any participating retailer on campus (taxes apply).
Refunds: are only issued to students who withdraw from UFV. A $25 admin fee applies to process the request; refunds are issued in the cardholder's name, and take approximately 4 to 6 six weeks to process by cheque.