Cameron University to keep housing and board rates at current rate for 2019-2020

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 2019-2020 academic year. For the third consecutive year, board rates will remain unchanged. Housing rates will also remain at the current level.  

“Maintaining food and housing rates at the current level is part of Cameron’s commitment to keeping costs affordable for students who live on campus,” says Ninette Carter, Vice President for Business and Finance. “We hope that those students who live on campus recognize our efforts to maintain housing and board costs for the next academic year.”

Cameron has worked diligently to keep housing rates amongst the lowest in the state. Opened in 2005, the Cameron Village apartments 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.

Current housing rates, which will continue for the 2019-2020 academic year, are:

                                                                                 Per Semester

                                                                                   2019-2020

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 2019-2020 academic year.

Rates for the 2019-2020 year will remain:                                                                                                                

                                                                                Per Semester

                                                                                   2019-2020

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                                                      190                                                                        

 *These plans are available only for Cameron Village residents.

Cameron’s average rate for room and board during the current academic year is 55.8% less than the national average rate of $11,140 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 30, 2019