LINCOLN — University of Nebraska students will face residence hall rate increases next year.

The NU Board of Regents will consider the proposed rate increases at its meeting Friday in Lincoln.

At UNL, the proposed rate increase would put the cost of a traditional double-occupancy dorm room, with a seven-day meal plan, at $9,532 next year — which exceeds the $7,984 cost of tuition and fees for a full-time student from Nebraska.

At the University of Nebraska at Kearney, the cost of a double-occupancy room and a full meal plan will be $8,334, a 5 percent increase.

At UNO, where most housing is apartment-style and does not include meal plans, costs will range from $5,400 for a nine-month contract at Scott Court’s suite-style residence hall to $6,840 for a 12-month contract at Maverick Village apartments, the campus’s newest housing. The rate increase ranges from 1.9 percent to 4 percent, depending on whether the student enters a nine- or 12-month contract and whether payments are made monthly, semi-annually or annually.

Other topics on the board’s agenda include:

» Collective bargaining agreements for faculty at UNO and UNK, who have negotiated 2 percent pay increases for each of the next two years.

» First-year operational costs of $1.3 million for the newly established Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior, to be located in the east expansion of Memorial Stadium.

» The $45.6 million budget for a new state veterinary diagnostic center at UNL’s East Campus.

» The $35 million construction of a new College of Pharmacy and Center for Drug Discovery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Contact the writer: 402-473-9581, leslie.reed@owh.com

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