Off-Campus Student Food/Commuter Meal Plan
My D will be a junior this fall and living off campus. I'm trying to get a better understanding of the Commuter Meal Plan and why you would do it. I understand the convenience of having Wavebuck$ available while on campus, but it doesn't seem like a good deal. On the dining site it says $825 per year gets you $600 Wavebuck$ and $25 Nola Dollars. If its dollar for dollar, why would you do this plan?
Also, for budgeting purposes, anyone have an idea of what to budget per month for food from local foodstores, etc?