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UW Trustees Approve Room and Board Fees

January 23, 2009

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees today (Friday) approved slight increases in housing and board costs for the 2009-10 school year.

The room and board fees in the residence halls will jump by about 3.5 percent and apartment rent will increase by 2 percent to cover projected rate expense hikes for Residence Life and Dining Services (RLDS).

An auxiliary department, RLDS is financially self-supporting and must generate its own revenues through room, board and rent to support its three major expenses of salaries and benefits, utilities and food costs, says Phill Harris, vice president for administration.

Residence hall charges will range from $3,364 for a double room, a 3.54 percent increase from this year, to $5,114 for the best single room, up $10, or 1.99 percent.

Monthly apartment rental rates will begin at $517 for a one bedroom at Summit View, a 1.97 increase, and top out at $904 for a three-bedroom unit at River Village, a 2.03 increase from $886 this year.

All meal plans will increase by about 4 percent. The unlimited access plan will jump 4.10 percent to $4,520, the 15-meals per week plan will cost $3,892, up 4.01 percent, and the 12-meals per week plan will be $3,554, an increase of 3.98 percent.

Posted on Friday, January 23, 2009

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