Student housing proposes 2005-06 rate increases
Recently released figures for 2004-05 show that KU continues
to offer one of the best student-housing values in the country.
Ken Stoner, director of student housing, said KU’s combined room-and-board
rates are historically below the average among comparable universities
across the country, according to reports from the College Board, based
in New York City.
This year’s compilation of rates published by the College Board
show that KU students living in traditional residence halls with a full
board plan pay $1,006 less than other public universities and $2,218
less than private colleges and universities.
The 2005-06 academic year rates for the several on-campus housing options
at KU have been submitted and are being considered by the Board of Regents.
The standard residence hall room with a full board package will increase
on average 5.5 percent.
If approved, KU’s housing rates will remain significantly below
the national average and among the lowest of the Big 12 institutions.
Proposed rate increases:
Academic year rates at the Jayhawker Towers will increase $22 over 2004-05.
Residents in Stouffer Place will pay $274 a month (up from $268 in 2004-05)
for one-bedroom apartments. Rent for residents in the two-bedroom units
will increase from $312 to $319 per month.
Room-and-board increases for six of the existing 10 scholarship halls
will be $204 for the academic year, $3,684 as compared with $3,480 for
Academic year rent in Miller and Watkins scholarship halls
will increase to $1,518. Room-and-board rate for the two Amini Scholarship
Halls and the new Dennis E. Rieger Scholarship Hall will be $3,884.
Students in double-occupancy residence hall rooms will pay $176 more
per year, $2,752 as compared with $2,576 for 2004-05.
For 2005-06, the average increase for all meal plans offered is 3.1 percent.