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ROOM & BOARD RATES

Room and Board rates are approved by the Board of Trustees. The rates for the 2018-2019 academic year are as follows:

Semester Housing Rates

Once the Housing down payment of $250.00 has been paid, the remainder of the room and board charges will be billed in early August for the Fall semester and early December for the Spring semester.

$4,381.00 7 PLUS PLAN = 7 Dining Meals Each Week, plus $200 Dining Dollars and 2 bonus meals per semester
$4,577.00 10 PLUS PLAN = 10 Dining Meals Each Week, plus $60 Dining Dollars and 3 bonus meals per semester
$4,750.00 12 PLUS PLAN = 12 Dining Meals Each Week, plus $100 Dining Dollars and 4 bonus meals per semester
$4,941.00 15 PLUS PLAN = 15 Dining Meals Each Week, plus $140 Dining Dollars and 5 bonus meals per semesterDining Dollars are non-refundable
$5,215.00 UNLIMITED PLUS PLAN = Unlimited Dining Meals Each Week, plus $150 Dining Dollars and 6 bonus meals per semester


Dining Center Meals MUST be used each week and cannot be accumulated.

Upgrade Rooms
If you choose to upgrade your room from a double room to a double as a single room, it is an additional $850.00 per semester. If you choose to upgrade your room from a triple room to a triple as a double room, it is an additional $450.00 per resident, per semester. If you choose a Deluxe Double, it is an additional charge of $450.00 per resident, per semester.  A limited number of deluxe doubles will be available in Andrews Hall 9th floor and Thomas Hall North 4th floor. 

Dining Services Options 
There are five (5) meal plan options: The 7 plus plan, 10 plus plan, 12 plus plan, 15 plus plan, and the unlimited plus plan. Each plan allows you to eat a specific number of meals in the University-operated dining centers each week.

  • Meal Zones: students will be able to eat every 2 hours. (If you eat at 8:00 am, you will be able to eat again at 10:01 am).
  • Bonus Meals: A set number of bonus meals per semester are given to all contract meal plan holders that does not count against the weekly meal balances. These bonus meals can be used if you run out of meals during any given week or as a guest meal swipe.
    • 7 plus plan = 2 bonus meals per semester
    • 10 plus plan = 3 bonus meals per semester
    • 12 plus plan = 4 bonus meals per semesters
    • 15 plus plan = 5 bonus meals per semester
    • Unlimited plus plan = 6 bonus meals per semester 
  • Plus Meal Option permits each resident with a board plan to use a specified number of Dining Dollars to make purchases at the following:
    • Food Court
    • Java B & B 
    • Panther Pantry
    • Convenience Center (located in Thomas Hall)
    • Additional meals at any dining center

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