Louisiana State University won't increase dining prices next year

Dining services came up with meal plans that are more flexible and offer more value to students.

BATON ROUGE, La.—Students looking to satisfy their hunger off campus have many options, but next year’s University dining services prices might encourage students to stay on campus for meals.

Executive director of Auxiliary Services Margot Carroll said next year, for the first time in several years, residential meal plan prices will not increase.

Meal plans cost from $1,923 to $2,093 per semester for students living on campus. Commuter students can choose plans ranging from $462 to $1,814.

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