I paid for three meals a week in college: look for bars with free food. In a college town this is often a dive but your there for the free food. Then look for the best deals at other places. $.25 wings, $5 pizza. Finally, keep a pot of peanut oil on the stove, mix corn meal, 1egg, and water for a THICK batter. Then fry it with anything else u want. Corn, pickles, hot dogs, etc. you're young enough not to blow up and your will power will develop by not drinking at the bar.