Above: Students walk toward the Student Memorial Center in this photo of Millersville University’s archive, pre-pandemic.
Students attending Millersville University for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 academic years will not have an increase in their room and board. The University’s Council of Trustees (COT) voted this week to hold those costs at their current level, keeping room charges at $3,894 to $4,953 (depending on the residence hall) per semester and board charges at $2,100 per semester.
“During this year of unprecedented challenges with COVID-19, we want to do what we can to contain costs for our students and their families,” said Dr. Daniel Wubah, president of Millersville. “This is the third year in a row that we have either held costs flat or decreased costs, which is a reflection of our commitment to make our exceptional education affordable.”
For the 2020-21 school year, room and board did not increase. And, during the 2019-20 school year, the cost was actually lowered from the previous year.
The COT approved a small increase in both the Health Fee and the Academic Support Fee. Those two fees will each increase by $3 per semester. The Student Center Maintenance/Operations, Student Activity Fee, Shuttle Bus and Student Center Expansion will not increase. The cost for all fees next fall will be $1,107 per semester.
This is the second year where universities within the State System were given the flexibility to set room and board in December. “This will give students and their families more time to plan for the fall semester,” said Wubah.
Millersville’s COT will consider tuition rates in January.