Hi, my son will be a resident at Fordham Lincoln Center in the fall.
I see from the breakdown of costs that Rose Hill costs about $10,200 for a double and $5,160 for a standard meal plan, whereas Lincoln Center costs about $13,800 for a double and $1,600 for a declining balance food debit card.
I can't believe that kids can subsist on only $800 worth of food a semester, so does this mean that Lincoln Center kids end up paying a lot more for room and board when you factor in the extra food they have to buy?
And what do most LC resident kids end up doing for food? Do they just add to their cards until they have enough to eat? Is there a nearby grocery? (I know there's a Whole Foods at Columbus Circle, but isn't that insanely expensive?) How much does the average student end up spending on food/meals each year, about $5,000 just like the Rose Hill kids?
Any input from current LC students would be greatly appreciated.