Miami raises housing fees for incoming students


Photo by Patti Newberry

Mary Schell, who took over Friday as chair of the Miami University Board of Trustee, thanks Miami junior Amitoj Kaur (left) for her two years of service as a student trustee.

Incoming Miami University students will pay 4.5% more for residence halls and meals next year, following a Friday, Feb. 25 vote of the Miami Board of Trustees.

The increase will boost the annual cost of campus housing to between $9,400 and $11,400 depending the room type and the cost of meals plans to between $4,000 and $6,000 depending on the plan selected. 

 The board also approved a $27 million plan to upgrade the Ogden Hall dormitory and added $1.5 million to $13.5 million earlier approved for the [email protected] business incubator project Uptown. 

Additionally, the board approved tenure and/or promotion for 55 faculty members and one librarian. 

The trustees also thanked its outgoing chair, David Budig for 10 1/2 years of service on the board. Board Member Mary Schell took over as chair Friday.