Ferris State University Freezes Room And Board Rates

Monday, November 7, 2011

Ferris State University students won't pay more for room and board next year.

University trustees, meeting in Grand Rapids on Friday, voted to freeze the fees “to keep a Ferris education affordable for students and families,” said Jerry Scoby, vice president for administration and finance, in a release issued after the vote. “The university’s goal is to set these rates as low as possible to minimize the cost of attendance for our students and to better position the rates with the other public universities in Michigan.”

The room and board rate of $8,744 is based on pricing for the most popular plan choice by students.

“Ferris has worked to create a more attractive living experience for its students who are living on campus with the renovated Rock Café dining center, the renovation of South Campus residence halls and the enhancement of wireless networks in our residence halls,” Jon Shaffer, director of Housing and Residence Life, said. “We are doing all this at a time when we are holding rates the same for students and families.”

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