Board approves 5.87 percent increase for room and board

Nicole Stempak

Living on campus will cost more next year. The Board of Trustees approved to increase room and board rates at today’s meeting.

The combined increase in the standard undergraduate room and board rate is 5.87 percent. A typical double room will increase by $135 a semester and the basic meal plan will increase $85 per semester.

The board approved similar increases for other residential housing, including single and quad rooms and on-campus apartments and the other meal plans.

A $26 increase in the monthly rate for one- and two-bedroom apartments in the Allerton Complex will be effective Sept. 1.

Pete Goldsmith, vice president for enrollment management and student services, said the increase was necessary because Dining and Residence Services do not receive support from the university or state.

Check later for more updates from the board meeting.

– Nicole Stempak