Campus Housing Crunch Has Cornerstone University Offering Students Discounts For Accepting 5Th Roommate

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Monday, June 18, 2012

A campus housing crunch at Cornerstone University is forcing administrators to get creative.

To accommodate growing enrollment and a record number of upperclassmen opting to live on campus, administrators are offering some students who accept an additional roommate a discount between $200 and $400.

They’re also placing more students in on-campus apartments that have traditionally been reserved for married couples and other nontraditional students.

“There’s been a little bit of a crunch that’s requiring some creative solutions,” Gerald Longjohn, the university’s vice president for Spiritual Formation who oversees student housing. “It’s a problem, but it’s a great problem to have.”

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