(AP) - Indiana University’s trustees have approved room and board rate
increases for students on the Bloomington campus.
reports the increases approved Friday by IU’s trustees will bring a 3.2
percent rate increase for the Bloomington campus’ most commonly requested
room and board package.
IU says that
package includes an air-conditioned, double-occupancy room in a mid-amenity
residence hall and a standard meal plan. That package currently costs
$9,943, but will increase by about $300 starting in the 2015-16 school year.
Shoulders took issue with school officials’ contention that the rate
increases were needed in response to a recent $1 minimum wage increase for
questioned why a minimum wage increase is used as justification for a rate
increase when other wage increases are not.