Quite literally everybody who have attended college or university and grades K-12 in the United States of America – or even eaten at any of their official on-campus meal halls – can attest that the quality of food at either of the former is many times greater than that of primary and secondary schools.
While exceptions are present across every generalization, most primary and secondary schools’ lunches are far cheaper than their college counterparts.
Many would attest that college meal plans are far more valuable than their younger-enrollee counterparts, though the topic of concern in this article regards the high, sometimes lofty cost of universities’ meal plans all over the United States of America.
Virtually everything related to attending college has risen in cost over the past few decades. While most products and services generally rise in price throughout the years, the price of college has risen so significantly that it greatly outweighs the increase in price of just about any other good or service across the country.
Why has college become so expensive over relatively recent years? Largely because of the FAFSA, or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, a program operated by the United States federal government that allows anybody in the country without prior felony drug convictions to apply for loans to pay for school, rather than limiting attendance to people with middle- to higher-class families. Further, a culture perpetuated in America that makes people feel obligated to attend college has risen demand, thereby causing price to skyrocket.
Full-time students pay an average of $4,400 each school year for their meal plans – but that’s only for public schools. Their private counterparts’ students pay an average of $5,600! All aforementioned data came from the U.S. Education Department.