Eastern Michigan raises dining hall prices

The 4% jump will pay for increased food costs and upgrades to dining facilities.

YPSILANTI, Mich.—Eastern Michigan University’s Board of Regents approved a 4 percent increase in the university residence halls’ room and board rates for the 2014-15 academic year at its regular meeting Tuesday. The increase is designed to pay for increased food costs, deferred maintenance expenses and a future plan to upgrade residence halls and dining facilities.

Improvements to residence halls and dining are funded through the university’s auxiliary budget, which is paid for by housing and dining fees.

With the 4 percent price increase, a standard 18-meal plan, double-occupancy room in central campus residence halls will cost a total of $8,941 per student.

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