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Is there any cafeteria in the university that serves food at a subsidized rate? Each meal at the HUB costs around $10/meal, and it just gets a little difficult to afford that on a daily basis. —Anonymous

Unfortunately, there aren’t any subsidies just for graduate students. Residence Halls offer a dining account that includes incentives (3-6% of your dining account level), but they aren’t available to those who don’t live in UW housing. Here’s a list of lunches on the Ave for $5. Be sure to read the comments for more suggestions. And, not to state the obvious, but you could always bring your own food. Lifehacker has ideas for upgrading the typical brown bag so you don’t get tired of them. Good luck!

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