Mar 17, 2017
Through careful planning and a commitment to a high-quality residential experience, HSU’s Housing & Residence Life has announced its fees will remain stable through the 2017-18 academic year.
During a time when nationwide university tuition and fees are rising to meet the dual demands of increased cost and growing enrollment, residential students at Humboldt state won’t face the challenge of paying more to live on the Arcata campus.
The effort to stabilize Housing & Residence Life fees came at the urging of HSU President Lisa Rossbacher who called upon campus units to seek ways to keep student fees at 2016 levels.
“In Housing and Residence Life we are proud to support the president’s initiative to contain costs to ensure our students have the best value in the system,” says director of Housing & Residence Life Stephen St. Onge. “We continue to ensure that our housing program supports student success and provides a home where students can learn and develop and put action to the values of the university.
Peg Blake, vice president of Student Affairs says the cost stabilization reflects HSU’s focus on an accessible education. “At Humboldt, we’re always very concerned about keeping education affordable for our students, and this effort in Housing and Residence Life is another great example of that,” says Blake.
The campus unit was able to realize savings through reassignment of custodial staff duties, switching to video monitors and social media/email to display information to students, and eliminating printed information packets for incoming students in favor of digital formats. “It saves more than 21,000 printed pages each year. It’s a great sustainability improvement along with cost savings,” says Todd Larsen, associate director of Housing & Residence Life.
In addition, Dining Services has announced its meal plan prices will also remain the same for the 2017-18 academic year.
Room and board costs vary across campus, depending on the living quarters a student selects the meal plan purchased at the time of move in. For example, a student sharing a room in the Canyon Residence Hall can expect to pay $10,970 with a meal plan included.
For new students, living in campus residence halls is a major factor in their academic success and completing their degrees. HSU Housing & Residence Life offers themed housing that enables students to live in communities dedicated to their academic and personal interests, including the Academic Intensive Living community, the Colony of the Arts, Outdoor Adventure & Leadership, and many more.
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