There is good news for Millersville University students who plan to live in the Villages on campus – rates are dropping by 8%.
“This is the right time to lower the cost for staying in the residence halls,” said Dr. Daniel A. Wubah, President of Millersville. “This past year has challenged our students and their families and we want to do what we can to contain costs. With no increase in tuition for the third year in a row and the reduced cost for the residence halls, we have decreased the total cost of attendance at Millersville University for three years in a row, which is bucking the trend in higher education. We are committed to giving students an exceptional and affordable education.”
In April, the Board of Governors approved acquisition of the Villages by Millersville University. The procurement will save approximately $50 million over 27 years because the bonds’ interest rate dropped from 4.95% to 2.88%. As a result of that savings, this week, Millersville’s Council of Trustees approved lowering the rates by an average of 8% for the rooms in the Villages, effective for the fall 2021 semester.
For example, a two-bedroom/1-bath semi-suite in South Village will drop from $4,953 per semester to $4,555. And Living Learning suites in East and West Village will drop from $4,919 a semester to $4,525.
“We are excited to be able to make this change in the pricing structure. These changes can significantly assist students by helping with other costs, such as textbooks, dining charges, transportation, and by simply decreasing the amount needed for student loans,” says Dr. Scott M. Helfrich, Director of University Housing & Conference Services.
In addition, Information Technology is planning IT enhancements for the Villages. The services will include better wi-fi, increased bandwidth and round-the-clock IT customer support.