1.6% increase set for 2013 housing rates

By Anya Zentmeyer | 2/10/13 6:43pm

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President T. Haas speaking during the recent Board of Trustees meeting.

by Robert Mathews / Grand Valley Lanthorn

Grand Valley State University students living on campus next fall will see a 1.6 percent increase in housing costs, approved by the university’s Board of Trustees last week, bringing the per-semester cost of both a traditional style living center and a 14-meal plan up by $40, costing residents $2,740 and $1,300 respectively.

The Housing budget for fiscal year 2013-14 was cut by $1.3 million from the previous year, totaling at $44.9 million in 2012-13 compared to this year’s total of $46.2 million.

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GVL / Robert Mathews President T. Haas speaking during the recent Board of Trustees meeting.

This past fall saw an all-time high in occupancy rates at GVSU, with 5,855 students living on campus in fall 2012. 7,387 students purchased a university meal plan for the 2012-13 school year.
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