Cameron University to keep housing and board rates at current rate for 2018-2019

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 2018-2019 academic year. For the second consecutive year, board rates will remain unchanged. Housing rates will also remain at the current level.  

“Cameron is firmly committed to keeping costs affordable for students who live on campus,” says Ninette Carter, Vice President for Business and Finance. “In that spirit, housing and board rates will remain unchanged for the next academic year.”   

Cameron has worked diligently to keep housing rates amongst the lowest in the state. The Cameron Village apartments opened in August 2005 and offer amenities that are significant factors in its appeal to students.  Shepler Center residence halls opened in 1969. Cameron’s residence hall rates remain lower than the rates of similar facilities at peer institutions. The board rates for both Shepler and Cameron Village will remain unchanged. Holding rates at current levels will allow the University housing options to remain as affordable as possible as significant efforts are undertaken to increase the resident student population in both facilities.

Housing rates for the 2018-2019 academic year are:

                                                                           Per Semester

                                                                            2018-2019

Shepler, Double                                                $  1,111

Shepler, Single                                                     1,661

CV, 4 Bedroom Apartment – 9 month                   2,800

               Summer                                                 1,440

CV, 2 Bedroom Apartment – 9 month                   3,215

               Summer                                                 1,710

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. Rates will remain unchanged for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Rates for the 2018-2019 year will remain:                                                                                                       

                                                                        Per Semester

                                                                            2018-2019

 

15 Meals Per Week & $300 Flex                                $1,615                                                    

10 Meals Per Week & $325 Flex                                  1,525                                                    

8 Meals Per Week & $400 Flex                                    1,515                                                   

5 Meals Per Week & $400 Flex*                                      915                   

3 Meals Per Week & $550 Flex*                                      600                                                    

Commuter – 10 Meals                                                       66                 

Commuter – 30 Meals                                                       90                                                

    *These plans are available only for Cameron Village residents

Cameron’s average rate for room and board during the 2017-2018 academic year is 54.4% less than the national average rate of $10,800 for public four-year institutions.  With no increases in room and board rates, Cameron students will continue to pay less than most students at comparable universities in the state and significantly less than the national average.

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January 24, 2018