Off-campus munchies
Off-campus munchies
The damage. The average student spent $765 last year to dine off-campus, according to Student Monitor. Many eateries let kids pay by swiping their ID cards, which fuels overspending.

The fix. Set a limit. Off-Campus Meal Plan cards can be swiped at the register and funded with as little as $300.

Look for restaurants that will cut 10% off the bill with an ID.

Tap daily deal sites such as and Recently, students at Colorado State could get $10 worth of food for $5 at nearby Tios Burritos.

By Kim Clark, Beth Braverman and Zain Ejiofor @Money - Last updated March 29 2012: 9:23 AM ET
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