PSU news by
Penn State's student blog



Board Of Trustees Committee Approves Room & Board Rate Increases

Students can likely expect to pay $146 more per semester for room and board next year after the recommended increase was approved Thursday afternoon by the Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business, and Capital Planning.

The average room and board rate, which includes a standard double room and the mid-level meal plan, would total $5,676 per semester.

John Papazoglou, the university’s associate vice president for Auxiliary and Business Services, presented the proposal to the committee Thursday. He said the rates cover all anticipated increases and allow facility improvements as outlined by the Housing and Food Services capital plan, including renovations to East and Pollock dorms.

“Penn State Housing and Food Services is committed to providing a quality living and dining experience for our students, while also adhering to the university’s overall priority to minimize increases to student expenses,” Papazoglou said in a release.

The recommendation will be considered by the full Board of Trustees at its voting meeting Friday afternoon. If approved, the 2.64 percent increase would be the second lowest in the last nine years, following last year’s 2.5 percent increase.

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Elissa Hill

Elissa is a senior public relations major and the managing editor of Onward State. She is from Punxsutawney, PA [insert corny Bill Murray joke here] and considers herself an expert on all things ice cream. Send questions and comments via e-mail ([email protected]) and follow her on Twitter (@ElissaKHill) for more corny jokes.


Other posts by Elissa

Shed The Expectations: Elissa Hill’s Senior Column

“I had all these expectations of myself and my college experience, and it took me a while to realize it was all just some made-up bullshit and that life’s about doing what you want.”

Mike Posner Captivates Old Main Lawn Crowd On ‘Ninja Tour’

Incumbents Oldsey, Doran, Brown Re-Elected Alumni Trustees

HiWay Pizza To Reopen Downtown After Closing Of Inferno

“All things old are often new again and so now has come the time for Inferno to take a bow and allow HiWay Pizza Pub to once again carry our pizza banner downtown.”

Lightning Strike Caused Fire At Student Apartment Complex

A lightning strike was the cause of a fire on Sunday at a Patton Township apartment complex, according to Centre Region fire officials.

Send this to a friend