Following approval earlier today by the University of Oklahoma, Cameron University and Rogers State University Board of Regents, Cameron University has set housing and board rates for FY 2013. Rates for residential apartments in Cameron Village and residence hall rooms in the Shepler Center will increase 3.8 percent. This is only the fourth increase for housing in the past nine years. Rates for board and commuter meal plans will also increase 3.8 percent. The new rates are effective August 1, 2012.
“As part of Cameron University’s commitment to providing students the complete collegiate experience, a variety of affordable housing options are offered,” says Cameron President Cindy Ross. “Recently, Cameron was recognized on US. News & World Report’s Short List of ‘10 Colleges with the Least Expensive Room and Board’ as being the second-lowest in the nation and 58.5 percent less than the national average of $9,047. The new housing rates compare favorably to other regional university housing rates, and even with the modest increases for food services, Cameron students will continue to pay less for meals than most students at comparable universities.”
Cameron’s on-campus housing facilities have been filled to capacity for the past three years, and the demand continues to grow. The university will continue to modernize the Shepler residential facility and to maintain Cameron Village, opened in August 2005, as one of Lawton’s most desired residential facilities.
|Current Rates 2011-2012||Increase||New Rates 2012-2013|
|Shepler, 4-Person, 3-room Suite||$820.00||$31.00||$851.00|
|Shepler, 3-Person, 3-room Suite (small)||923.00||35.00||958.00|
|Shepler, 3-Person, 3-room Suite (large)||1,128.00||43.00||1,171.00|
|Shepler, 2-Person, 3-room Suite||1,230.00||47.00||1,277.00|
|CV, 4-Bedroom Apartment – 9 month||2,237.00||85.00||2,322.00|
|CV, 4-Bedroom Apartment – 12 month||1,910.00||73.00||1,963.00|
|CV, 2-Bedroom Apartment – 9 month||2,606.00||99.00||2,705.00|
|CV, 2-Bedroom Apartment – 12 month||2,283.00||87.00||2,370.00|
The increase in board and commuter plans will ensure access to quality food at times convenient to students and will offset increases in costs associated with the university’s food service contract. It is essential that residential students have access to balance and nutritional meals. The dining convenience plan is not affected by this increase.
|Plan Type||Current Rates 2011-2012||Proposed Increase||New Rates 2012-2013|
|10 Meals Per Week||$1,040||$40||$1,080|
|8 Meals Per Week & $225 Flex||1,148||42||1,190|
|15 Meals Per Week & $50 Flex||1,148||42||1,190|
|60 Block Meals Per Semester & $225 Flex||1,148||42||1,190|
|140 Block Meals Per Semester & $50 Flex||1,148||42||1,190|
|Commuter – 10 Meals||53||2||55|
|Commuter – 30 Meals||151||9||160|
For detailed information on housing and board plans, go to www.cameron.edu/housing.
January 24, 2012