Money College: Eat on less than $38 a week, without starving

how college students can eat for less
how college students can eat for less

The starving college student stereotype is well-known: a bleary-eyed co-ed surviving on ramen noodles and Easy Mac. But don't worry if you're starting another semester with a near-empty wallet: You can eat on a college budget and still be healthy. While dinner at a fancy restaurant can cost upwards of $35, you can eat for an entire week for about the same price. Here's how.

The first step to eating cheaper is to shop smarter. Before you even walk out the door, log on to your nearest grocery's Web site. Almost every grocer puts the circular ad online. Take advantage of a good sale and stock up on nonperishable foods that you will eat every week.