Dorm costs face 3 percent increase at University of Michigan
Students living in residence halls at the University of Michigan may face a 3-percent fee increase starting this fall if the Board of Regents approves the rate hike on Thursday.
The increase is the second consecutive 3-percent hike, adding $276 per year for a student in a standard double-room.
The change accounts for a 1-percent increase to offset a hike in operating costs, according to information provided to regents.
The other portion of the increase will fund residence hall renovations, as part of the Residential Life Initiative. Multiple dorm projects have taken place in recent years, including construction of North Quad and renovations to Mosher Jordan and Stockwell.
According to data provided to regents, the dorm rate increase is the second-lowest among projections for all Big Ten schools. Indiana University was the highest at 6.3 percent, and Purdue was lowest at 2 percent.
However, U-M had the third-highest overall costs for a double room in the Big Ten, according to the same chart. Only Northwestern ($12,345) and Purdue ($9,510) were higher.
Also part of the vote will be a 1-percent increase in fees for the Northwood Apartments on North Campus.
The proposal comes before regents when they meet at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Fairlane Center at U-M Dearborn.