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University of Iowa News Release

March 4, 2004

UI Room And Board Rates To Rise 3.2 Percent

The cost for a double occupancy room with full board will rise $181, to a total of $5,882 at the University of Iowa this fall if the Board of Regents, State of Iowa approves a proposal to be presented Wednesday, March 10 in Des Moines. The proposed rate is a 3.2 percent increase over the rate for the 2003-04 academic year, less than half the increase of the previous year.

Final action on the proposal is not expected until the Regents' April meeting.

The increase includes average rate increases of 4.3 percent for rooms, 2 percent for meals, and 1 percent for UI apartments and family housing. The increase is needed to cover anticipated inflation and other increases in operating costs, said Von Stange, director of UI residence services.

The increase in rates between 2002-03 and 2003-04 was 8.5 percent, he said.

The UI residence hall student government was consulted about the rate increases. Members of the Associated Residence Halls House (ARH) House of Representatives considered several alternatives before settling on the plan submitted to the Regents.

Here are comparisons of the current and proposed rates:

Proposed ('04-'05) Current ('03-'04) Increase Amount Increase %
Rooms
Single $3,996 $3,667 $319 8.68
Double $3,187 $3,071 $116 3.78
Triple $2,685 $2,587 $98 3.79
Multiple $2,313 $2,229 $84 3.77
Premiums
Suites $1,299 $1,245 $54 4.34
Kitchen $469 $450 $19 4.22
Air Conditioning $542 $520 $22 4.23
Private Bath $1,842 $1,766 $76 4.3
Board rates (7-day plan)
Full board-20 meals/week $2,695 $2,630 $65 2.47
Partial-any 14 meals/week $2,595 $2,530 $65 2.57
Partial-any 10 meals/week $2,425 $2,42 $0 0
Apartments (based on monthly rent)
Hawkeye Court one-bedroom $400 $405 $5 1.25
Hawkeye Court two-bedroom $445 $450 $5 1.1
Hawkeye Drive two-bedroom $535 $540 $5 0.9

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Snee, 319-384-0010, tom-snee@uiowa.edu.