In past years, the Council of Trustees (COT) for Millersville University (MU) set the cost for room, board and other fees for the following academic year during their March meeting. With new flexibility from the Board of Governors (BOG), the COT was able to vote on room, board and fees for MU at their meeting on Dec. 11. And, the increase will be nominal.
“Making our high-quality education affordable and accessible to qualified students is one of my primary goals. I’m pleased that we are able to hold the line on room and board costs for next year. Having the vote in December allows students and their families to plan better for next year,” explained Dr. Daniel Wubah, president of Millersville.
For the 2020-21 school year, charges for room and board will not increase. Total fees will go up .5% or $6 a semester.
“The zero change in room and board follows a year where we actually lowered the cost for room, board and fees, and introduced the declining balance pricing plan in student dining,” said Wubah. “In addition to room and board, our faculty are doing a great job to reduce the cost of textbooks by using open education resource materials. We are also increasing the number of scholarships available to our students.”
The BOG has agreed to allow each university to set its tuition, with approval, during the spring semester. Millersville’s COT will consider tuition rates in January 2020.
In other action, the COT approved the 10-year facilities master plan for the University, which is designed to guide the course of the next 25 years. The first projects approved include landscape/grounds maintenance, wayfinding and exterior signage and a residential house assessment.