JSU Dining Reworks CockyBucks Program


JSU Dining is hard at work preparing for the fall semester - expanding dining options and enhancing programs to better benefit students. Regular dining plans will remain available to resident and non-resident students, with Flex Dollar options. The average plan cost has been increased by approximately $70 per semester for 2023-2024. Dining plan details can be viewed online at dining.jsu.edu.All freshmen and sophomore students who do not have a meal plan and are enrolled in six or more hours of on-campus or hybrid courses will continue to be automatically enrolled in a meal program formerly known as CockyBucks (now known as JaxCash). This includes those who reside on campusJaxCash may only be used at on-campus dining locations managed by Sodexo. CockyBucks will continue to be available for purchase, but the program is not mandatory. CockyBucks may be used at all on-campus dining locations, the JSU Bookstore, campus vending machines and select off-campus dining locations including Mason’s BBQ and Strut’s of Jacksonville. Freshmen and Sophomores (those who have earned 0-63 credit hours) are encouraged to closely review the following details outlining both dining programs.


  • Formerly known as CockyBucks, JaxCash is a mandatory dining program for all freshmen and sophomores who do not have another meal plan - including those who reside on campus - that are enrolled in six or more credit hours of on-campus or hybrid courses 
  • A charge of $302.50 will automatically be applied in the fall and spring semesters to the accounts of undergraduate students who are classified as freshmen or sophomores according to credit hours earned (0-63 hours) 
  • Funds will be loaded to JCards and may be used at all on-campus dining locations, on the Everyday dining app and for Kiwibot purchases.
  • Funds will roll over within an academic year, expiring at the end of the summer semester.
  • Freshmen and sophomores who have already registered for fall will see “JaxCash” (formerly CockyBucks) on their university account. 

​Students may also purchase CockyBucks. ​​CockyBucks

  • Launched in 2022, the program is now voluntary and available to all students.
  • With a $50 minimum deposit, funds can be added to a student’s JCard to make purchases at all Sodexo dining locations, on the Everyday dining app, for Kiwibot delivery service, the JSU Bookstore, campus vending machines and select off-campus locations including Mason’s BBQ and Strut’s of Jacksonville.
  • Funds will roll over each semester until a student graduates or leaves JSU.
  • To purchase, students should log on to the MyJaxState portal (formerly known as MyJSU) and look under the Dining header. 

For more information or questions, please view the ABS Dining Information page or email jsuabs@jsu.edu Look for upcoming announcements on exciting new campus dining locations coming in Fall 2023.