(WEST LAFAYETTE) - Purdue University Trustees have approved a 1.9 percent average increase in room and board rates at the West Lafayette campus for the 2012-13 academic year.
The board also approved rates at Purdue's Calumet and Fort Wayne campuses.
New rates at various West Lafayette housing units will range from a decrease of 6.2 percent to an increase of 4.2 percent, said James Almond, senior vice president for business services and assistant treasurer. The average rates include the 12-meal plan, the most popular student choice. The average room and board rate increases are 1.7 percent and 2.2 percent respectively. Nearly 93 percent of students living on campus will see an overall rate increase of 2 percent or less, Almond said.
Depending on the type of campus housing students select, the room price will range from $2,492 to $10,132 per academic year. Students can choose from among five dining options.
Purdue's on-campus residence program, which houses approximately 11,800 students, is the largest system in the United States where all campus housing is voluntary. The system is financially self-supporting, and no state funds or general student fees are used for construction, maintenance or operations.
Trustees also approved room rates at Purdue Calumet and Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.
Rates for both four- and two-bedroom suites at Purdue Calumet will increase 2.6 percent. The Calumet campus has nearly 750 rooms that offer apartment-style housing accommodations. Board contracts are not provided on campus.
Students at Fort Wayne will see an average 1.13 percent increase for 2012-13. Continuing student residents renewing on or before March 31 will not have a rate increase.
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