Cameron University announces housing, board rates for 2012-13

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 FY 2013. Rates for residential apartments in Cameron Village and residence hall rooms in the Shepler Center will increase 3.8 percent. This is only the fourth increase for housing in the past nine years. Rates for board and commuter meal plans will also increase 3.8 percent. The new rates are effective August 1, 2012.

“As part of Cameron University’s commitment to providing students the complete collegiate experience, a variety of affordable housing options are offered,” says Cameron President Cindy Ross. “Recently, Cameron was recognized on US. News & World Report’s Short List of ‘10 Colleges with the Least Expensive Room and Board’ as being the second-lowest in the nation and 58.5 percent less than the national average of $9,047. The new housing rates compare favorably to other regional university housing rates, and even with the modest increases for food services, Cameron students will continue to pay less for meals than most students at comparable universities.”    

Cameron’s on-campus housing facilities have been filled to capacity for the past three years, and the demand continues to grow. The university will continue to modernize the Shepler residential facility and to maintain Cameron Village, opened in August 2005, as one of Lawton’s most desired residential facilities. 

Current and proposed semester rates are:
  Current Rates 2011-2012IncreaseNew Rates 2012-2013
       
Shepler, 4-Person, 3-room Suite $820.00 $31.00 $851.00
Shepler, 3-Person, 3-room Suite (small) 923.00 35.00 958.00
Shepler, 3-Person, 3-room Suite (large) 1,128.00 43.00 1,171.00
Shepler, 2-Person, 3-room Suite 1,230.00 47.00 1,277.00
Shepler, Double 608.00 23.00 631.00
Shepler, Single 1,014.00 39.00 1,053.00
CV, 4-Bedroom Apartment – 9 month 2,237.00   85.00  2,322.00
CV, 4-Bedroom Apartment – 12 month 1,910.00 73.00 1,963.00
Summer 1,273.00 48.00 1,321.00
CV, 2-Bedroom Apartment – 9 month 2,606.00 99.00 2,705.00
CV, 2-Bedroom Apartment – 12 month 2,283.00 87.00 2,370.00
Summer 1,522.00 58.00 1,580.00

The increase in board and commuter plans will ensure access to quality food at times convenient to students and will offset increases in costs associated with the university’s food service contract. It is essential that residential students have access to balance and nutritional meals. The dining convenience plan is not affected by this increase.

Board and commuter rates, per semester, for FY 2013 will be:
Plan TypeCurrent Rates 2011-2012Proposed IncreaseNew Rates 2012-2013
10 Meals Per Week $1,040 $40 $1,080
8 Meals Per Week & $225 Flex 1,148 42 1,190
15 Meals Per Week & $50 Flex 1,148 42 1,190
60 Block Meals Per Semester & $225 Flex 1,148 42 1,190
140 Block Meals Per Semester & $50 Flex 1,148 42 1,190
Commuter – 10 Meals 53 2 55
Commuter – 30 Meals 151 9 160
Dining/Convenience Plan 350 15 365

 

For detailed information on housing and board plans, go to www.cameron.edu/housing.

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January 24, 2012

PR# 12-001