Kristin Wong - Yesterday 9:30am

If the cost of college wasn’t high enough, there are a handful of “hidden” costs to consider, too. Food, for example, can add up. According to the Department of Education, college meal plans have increased almost 50% in the last ten years.

The Sneaky, Hidden Costs of College Life (and How to Save)

College gets more expensive every year. And crazy tuition aside, there are a number of sneakier,… Read more on Meal plans give students the option to eat a certain number of meals at the college’s dining hall every week. According to an analysis from the Hechinger Report, the average cost of these plans is more expensive than what the average person spends on food (emphasis ours):

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