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Highly Aided Break Meal Program

Student Registration and Financial Services provides limited meal funding to Highly Aided undergraduate students who are unable to travel home during holiday breaks. This funding is separate from meal funding students receive in their financial aid packages.

Please read below for details about the current break meal program.

Winter Break 2019

Registration for the Winter Break meal program is closed. 

SRFS is providing funding for Highly Aided students who are not able to return home and will remain on campus during Winter Break. This year, the program will be available throughout the entire break, from December 20 through January 14. The majority of University offices, including SRFS, close on December 25 and re-open on January 2. Please see the Penn Dining website for a full listing of their hours during break. Dining halls begin to re-open on January 14.

Because the program is extended for the first time, SRFS will disburse funds in two stages. All students requesting funding between December 20 and January 5 will check in with SRFS in the days prior to break to confirm they are staying on campus and receive funding for that period of time. Students requesting funding between January 6 and January 14 will check in after the University re-opens on January 2 before funds are disbursed for that period. Participants will receive specific instructions from SRFS on when and where to check in.

If you have participated in prior break programs, you can continue to use the same reloadable debit card you received. If you did not participate in that program, or you no longer have your card, you can indicate that you will need a new card in the registration form.

Registration opens on December 9 and closes on December 13 at 5pm. 

If you have questions about the break meal program, please contact the Highly Aided Counseling Team at