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Nearly 80% of U.S. students have had to choose between paying for food or school

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Nearly 80% of U.S. college students have to choose between paying for food and paying for school, a recent study found.

A survey commissioned by and conducted by Pollfish found that 29% of students have had to skip meals daily to make ends meet, while 39% of students said they skipped meals once a week.

A majority of respondents reported working at least 15 hours a week, with 18% of the those surveyed working more than 35 hours a week.

The survey’s findings come as the world reckons with food inflation. The cost of food in the U.S. jumped 5.3% in October from a year ago, the biggest increase in more than a decade, labor department data show.

The survey had 1,000 participants, all of whom are currently in college. Out of those students, 32% are attending fully in-person classes, 25% are online and 43% are in hybrid models.

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