Nov. 5, 2004
Vol. 29, No. 6

Ceremony to honor veterans
• Librarian to return as vice provost
H.O.P.E. award finalists selected
Monster on Mass
Capitol Steps to headline Dole political humor series
Student center renamed AAAC
Judicial review
Student housing proposes 2005-06 rate increases
Discount offered on women’s basketball tickets
Medical center names new leadership team
Retirement is end of era at KU
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Faculty members plan sabbaticals

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KU campaign nearing goal

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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 2004-05.

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.

 

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