Hi, I'm Michelle Wilson for About.com. Today I'm going to talk about how much board can cost while attending college.Fortunately, the cost of board is fairly consistent across colleges. Students living on campus can expect to pay a single up-front fee that covers board in the form of a meal plan. The price for this meal plan depends on how many meals the student plans to eat per day.Students who live off campus are responsible for their own board. When budgeting for board, it is important to consider the student's eating habits, tendencies to dine out, and transportation costs to and from grocery stores and eateries. While the cost of meal plans is usually fixed, students living off campus can often save money by buying in bulk from a wholesaler, sharing certain items with roommates, and carpooling to grocery stores.On average, board will cost between four and seven thousand dollars annually. I hope this video was useful in learning about the cost of board. Thanks for watching. For more information, please visit About.com.