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.