Cameron University announces housing, board rates for 2014-15

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 2014-2015 academic year. The new rates are effective August 1, 2014.

“Campus housing remains a popular option for many Cameron students,” says Cameron President John McArthur. “We take pride in our ability to offer affordable housing options. This year, Cameron’s rate for room and board averages $4,664, considerably less than the national average of $9,672. We are committed to maintaining Cameron Village as a premier residence and to continuing to upgrade the Shepler residence halls.”

Rates for residential apartments in Cameron Village and residence hall rooms in the Shepler Center will increase to allow the university to continue modernizing the Shepler housing units and to continue maintenance of Cameron Village. In order to maintain Cameron Village, opened in 2005, it has been necessary to replace flooring, furniture and appliances in a majority of the apartments, with some apartments requiring more extensive work. The university will continue to modernize the Shepler residence halls, opened in 1969. Last year, one floor of North Shepler was converted to 32 single rooms, and bathrooms on two floors were updated and modernized.  

Even with the increase, Cameron’s residence hall rates are significantly lower than the rates at similar facilities at peer institutions.

Current and new rates per semester are

 

Current Rates

Per Semester

2013-2014

 

New Rates

Per Semester

2014-2015

Shepler, Double

$   655 

$ 120

$    775

Shepler, Single

 1,095 

 205

1,300

CV, 4 Bedroom Apartment – 9 month

2,415

135

2,550

               Summer

1,375

0

1,375

CV, 2 Bedroom Apartment – 9 month

2,810

140

2,950

               Summer

1,645

0

1,645

(The rates listed for Shepler do not include a required $121 per semester fee for cable, internet, phone and the Student Housing Association.)

An increase in board meal 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 and for cafeteria renovations and equipment.

Even with the modest increases for food services, Cameron students will continue to pay less than most students at comparable universities in the state and significantly less than the national average, paying only 48% of the national average.

Current and new semester board rates are:

Plan Type:

Current Rates

Per Semester

2013-2014

Increase

New Rates

Per Semester

2014-2015

15 Meals Per Week & $140 Flex

$1,330

$106

$1,436

10 Meals Per Week & $175 Flex

1,265

101

1,366

8 Meals Per Week & $250 Flex

1,265

101

1,366

5 Meals Per Week & $250 Flex*

750

60

810

4 Meals Per Week & 150 Flex*

550

44

594

Modify the following plan:

Plan Type:

Current Rate

Per Semester

2013-2014

New Rate

Per Semester

2014-2015

Dining/Convenience Plan* –

 

 

$380 Flex

$380

n/a

2 Meals Per Week & $400 Flex               

n/a

 $425

*These plans are available only for Cameron Village residents.

Two other plan types will not receive an increase in their rates.

Plan Type:

Current Rates

Per Semester

2013-2014

Increase

New Rates

Per Semester

2014-2015

Commuter – 10 Meals

$ 58

$0

$ 58

Commuter – 30 Meals

170

0

170

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

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January 29, 2014

PR# 13-004