Michigan State board sets housing rates for 2006-07

Contact: Angela Brown, Housing and Food Services, (517) 355-7457, browna@msu.edu; or Tom Oswald, University Relations, (517) 432-0920, oswald@msu.edu

Apr 13, 2006

EAST LANSING, Mich. –Michigan State University’s housing rates will remain among the most competitive in the nation under new rates approved by the university’s Board of Trustees at its meeting today.

The new rates call for a 5.25 percent increase in room-and-board rates for the 2006-07 fiscal year. Effective fall semester 2006, it will cost $6,044 annually for a student to live in an on-campus residence hall (double room, 15 meals per week), an increase of $300 over last year.

Even with the increase, MSU’s on-campus room-and-board expenses are projected to be the lowest in the Big Ten, as well as lowest among Michigan public universities.

“This increase will ensure the continuation of quality services to our student customers,” said Angela Brown, director of University Housing. “The new room-and-board rates still position MSU Housing as one of the most affordable housing options in the state and the nation.”

In addition, rates for a remodeled, one-bedroom university apartment will rise 3.3 percent to $600 per month, a $19 increase over last year. Rates for a remodeled, two-bedroom university apartment will also rise 3.3 percent to $665 per month, a $21 increase over last year.

For additional information, visit the Web at www.hfs.msu.edu