MSU Raises Room & Board Rates

Students can expect to pay almost $400 more than last year to live on campus.

Roommates Erik Youngdahl, left, and Michelle Garcia surf the internet in their room in a house for students with an interest in Russian studies at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., Thursday, April 24, 2008. Garcia and Youngdahl share a room because they realized they made the best fit compared to their other roommate options. At least two dozen schools now have policies that allow some or all students to share a room with whomever they choose. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Michigan State University will increase its room-and-board rates 5.25 percent for the 2009-10 academic year.
The university's governing board approved the rate increase Friday.
It will cost $7,395 annually for a student to live in a double room, on-campus residence hall with unlimited meals. That is up $369 from last year.
The monthly rate for a two-bedroom university apartment will rise to $774. That's up from $735.


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  • by JB Location: Jackson on Apr 24, 2009 at 06:25 PM
    They are just like the gas and electric companies everyone is struggling to make it so lets tell them they got to pay more out of what they don't have now and it will be ok. Ha, wrong answer, the people can not just keep giving there just is not the money to do so. All of them need to stop it and just let it go until things get better and when the people have some money to work with.
  • by local resident on Apr 24, 2009 at 11:05 AM
    This is ridiculous. The university has massive reserves for a "rainy day", yet they refuse to use these reserves to remodel the dorms in this economy. I think it is time for the university to get off their wallet and fund the dorm improvements themselves.
  • by Tom Location: Lansing on Apr 24, 2009 at 09:39 AM
    Same story...new year. You really have to wonder about the people that run this univeristy
  • by Anonymous on Apr 24, 2009 at 08:38 AM
    For 7000, you can rent a nice home 5 miles from campus.
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