State tax raises price of college meal plans

The new law will take effect Jan. 1 in North Carolina.

Sept. 26—Students who have a meal plan will soon be paying more for food, as a new state tax law will raise the cost of dining on campus.

The new law, which will take effect Jan. 1, forces N.C. State, as well as all other universities in North Carolina, to charge sales taxes on all food—even for students who have meal plans.

Campus Enterprises, the umbrella group that includes University Dining, NC State Bookstores and Trademark Licensing, had not anticipated the change in tax structure.