For the fifth year in a row, there will not be an increase in housing costs for Millersville University students. The Council of Trustees, at their meeting on Dec. 14, voted to maintain the same rate from 2022-23 and extend it to the 2023-24 academic years. That means students will continue to pay $4,040 to $4,675 per semester, depending on their suite.
Food prices (grocery store or supermarket food purchases) have risen 12.4% from October 2021 to October 2022, according to the Consumer Price Index. To help offset that increase, the COT voted to increase the meal plans by 2.7%, which is a $60 increase per semester. The other fees will not be increasing.
“Affordability is one of our priorities at Millersville University, and we are working hard to maintain costs for our students and their families,” says Dr. Daniel A. Wubah, president of Millersville University. “With the help of the PASSHE Board of Governors, we froze tuition for an unprecedented fourth consecutive year, and we’re holding firm on housing costs. The pandemic brought supply chain issues, and global factors forced food prices even higher, but that’s the only increase our students will have next year.
In other action, the COT approved a new endowment to help support the food needs of our students. The “Murley Meal Plan Support Endowed Scholarship” is funded by Karen Ashkar Murley. This new endowed fund will provide a University Meal Plan for students in good academic standing with demonstrated financial need.