Cameron University announces housing, board rates for 2016-17

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 the 2016-17 academic year. Housing rates will remain unchanged while the new board rates are effective August 1, 2016.

“Cameron University has worked diligently to keep its housing rates among the lowest in the state,” says Ninette Carter, Vice President for Business and Finance. “Holding rates at current levels will allow the University housing options to remain as affordable as possible.”

Housing rates for the current year as well as for the 2016-17 academic year are:

 
Current Rates
Per Semester
2015-2016
 Increase
New Rates
Per Semester
2016-2017
Shepler, Double
$    815
$0
$    815
Shepler, Single
1,365
0
1,365
CV, 4 Bedroom Apartment – 9 month
2,625
0
2,625
               Summer
1,375
0
1,375
CV, 2 Bedroom Apartment – 9 month
3,040
0
3,040
               Summer
1,645
0
1,645

The rates listed for Shepler do not include a required $121 per semester fee for cable, internet, phone and the Student Housing Association.

Cameron University requires students who live in campus housing to participate in the University’s food service program. The requirement to participate in a food service plan ensures residential students access to balanced and nutritional meals each week of the semester, as well as the opportunity to build community in an on-campus dining environment. Over the past few years, the University’s food service costs have increased between 2.0% and 5.0% each year. Board and commuter plans were increased 3.28% last year. The rate increase will ensure student access to quality food at times convenient to them and offset increased costs associated with the University’s food service contract.

Current and new semester board rates are:

Plan Type:
Current Rates
Per Semester
2015-2016
Increase
New Rates
Per Semester
2016-2017
15 Meals Per Week & $140 Flex
$1,508
$107
$1,615
10 Meals Per Week & $175 Flex
1,435
90
1,525
8 Meals Per Week & $250 Flex
1,435
80
1,515
5 Meals Per Week & $250 Flex*
850
65
915
3 Meals Per Week & 400 Flex*
500
    100
600

 *These plans are available only for Cameron Village residents.

Current and new rates for commuter plans:                                                           

Plan Type:
Current Rates
Per Semester
2015-2016
Increase
New Rates
Per Semester
2016-2017
Commuter – 10 Meals
$ 62
$4
$66
Commuter – 30 Meals
180
10
190

Cameron’s average rate for room and board during the 2015-16 academic year is 51.8 percent less than the national average rate of $10,138 for public four-year institutions. With an average increase of 5.4 percent for food services, Cameron students will continue to pay less than most students at comparable universities in the state and significantly less than the national average.

For detailed information on housing and board plans, go to www.cameron.edu/housing.

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January 28, 2016

PR# 16-019