raised housing and meal plan costs for next school year, despite not having an official budget to introduce for its public hearing on the 2012-13 budget Wednesday afternoon, May 2.
Housing rates will escalate between 2 and 3 percent for each of the five housing units and the , which began students this school year.
Seaview rates for both single and double housing this past school year was $4,562.78. For the 2012-13 school year, single housing will be $5,347.25 and for double housing will be $4,699.66. The increase is 3 percent.
Housing units #1, #4 and #5, all apartment style rooms, will also see a 3 percent increase.
Housing unit #1 will see an increase from $4,082.88 to $4,205.37. Housing unit #4 will see an increase from $4,208.24 to $4,334.49, and housing unit #5 will increase from $4,562.78 to $4,699.66.
Housing units #2 and #3 will see a 2 percent increase for their double units, and a 3 percent increase for their single units.
Meal plans will see a 2.1 percent increase as of Aug. 31. The highest increase will be for the Seaview plan, at $800, up to $1,633.
The 95 block plan increases by $500, to $2,195; the 120 block plan will increase by $250, to $2,968; the ultimate plan increases $200, up to $3,415; and three other plans will increase by $100.
The Fab 14 plan will cost $3,023; the 180 block plan will cost $3,308; and the Freedom 5 plan will cost $1,780.
No one spoke during the public hearing portion of the meeting, as there was no actual school budget to speak of. The State of New Jersey won’t introduce its budget until June, which means the college won’t know its budget until its time for the Board of Trustees to vote on it July 11.