Archive for Wednesday, October 31, 2012

KU room and board rate increase proposed

October 31, 2012


The cost of room and board at Kansas University will increase about 2.54 percent next fall under a proposal before the Kansas Board of Regents.

The proposed rate for a traditional residence hall double room will increase to $3,902, while the cost for the Crimson Flex dining plan will increase to $3,540. That would total $7,442, which is $184 more than the current cost per academic year.

Also starting in fall 2013, each resident would pay student housing $260 for Internet data service instead of paying the Internet provider.

Diana Robertson, director of student housing, said the increases are needed to cover increased operating expenses and continue to make improvements and upgrades.

She said that even with the increases, KU housing and dining rates would remain below Big 12 and national averages. About 5,000 students live in KU housing.

KU’s request and those of the five other regents universities will be brought to the board during its monthly meeting Nov. 14 and 15.


Leslie Swearingen 1 year, 5 months ago

About 5,000 students live in KU housing. That is not just the dorms, but married housing and Jayhawk Towers, I would love to see the stats for that.


toe 1 year, 5 months ago

Great news. These rising costs directly supports rentals in town.


kef104 1 year, 5 months ago

That is over $1700 a month for 2 people to share a large bed room, use a community bath, and eat institutional food. And remember, the dorms close for breaks and holidays. No wonder only 5000 live in them any more. In the late 70's/early 80's there were twice that many living in student housing and they had a waiting list with people living in temporary housing. I now understand why we have so many apartments springing up as they are extra affordable compared to the dorms.


irtnog2001 1 year, 5 months ago

Portends more declining enrollment.


Keith Richards 1 year, 5 months ago

The rate is actually close to $4.50 a meal, assuming you eat 3 meals a day and use it on weekends.


jhawk0097 1 year, 5 months ago

$430/month to live in a walk-in closet and $8+ per meal?lol



applefarmer 1 year, 5 months ago

Thus it begins the merger that was to save the University money means charging the students more to show a profit. Sure didn't see that one coming.


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