BGSU raises on-campus living, meal plan fees | News
BOLWING GREEN, OH (Toledo News Now) – Bowling Green State University students will be paying more to live and eat on campus next year. The school’s Board of Trustees approved hikes in the fees to live on-campus and purchase a meal plan Monday.
BGSU students will pay 2.37 percent more to live in on-campus housing, and 2 percent more for a dining hall meal plan. University officials say the increase will amount to between $60 and $80 more per semester for students.
Even with the increases, BGSU points out its total cost is 5th lowest among Ohio’s 18 public universities at $18,458 a year.
Students say the increase will hurt their wallets, but could also hurt the University.
“It doesn't make me happy because obviously it's going to add up in the long run,” said Eric Pickle. “I bet you a lot of people are going to be trying to go off campus.”
“That’s gunna impact a lot of students and by hurtful to their decisions of coming here or staying somewhere possibly closer to home that way they can commute and possibly avoid those costs,” said Alexis Schneider.
Some other say even at a higher price, there is nothing like living on campus.
“I think living on campus is a priceless experience so no matter if it goes up I think students need to take advantage of that,” said Cory Kirby. “It’s unfortunate but it really is beneficial for students to make themselves at home living on campus.”
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