ROCK HILL, S.C. - Winthrop University students will pay around 3 percent higher room rates and 2 percent higher food costs beginning in the fall, the university’s Board of Trustees decided at their quarterly board meeting on April 16.
The full cost of attendance will be decided at the June 4 board meeting when members set tuition and academic fees. Those fees are dependent on the state budget, which has not been determined by state lawmakers.
For the 2010-11 academic year, residential rates will increase up to 3.2 percent for traditional and suite-style residence hall rooms. Semester rates for a double room, suite style, will increase $67 to $2,188, while a double room, hall bath style, will increase $66 to $2,131. Students who chose single occupancy, suite style, will pay $112 more, or $4,354, and those in single occupancy, hall bath style, will pay $110 more, or $4,240. One-bedroom and two-bedroom apartment room fees in Roddey Apartments have been reconfigured and now will cost $1,600 and $1,000, respectively. Click here for a complete list of current room and board rates.
Board rates for student meal plans will increase 2.1 percent, or $25 more, to $1,225.
All Winthrop first- and second-year students who aren’t living with parents within 50 miles of campus live on campus. Students will have access to different types of living/learning communities and special programming created to be “progressively developmental” for traditional-age students. The housing policy is a key part of an educational plan designed by Winthrop to help students acclimate themselves to college while developing the inter-personal skills and judgment necessary to succeed in today’s world.
For more information, contact Rebecca Masters in the Office of the President at 803/323-2225.