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EIU raises cost of room and board in most housing

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Associated Press

CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Trustees at Eastern Illinois University have raised the cost of room and board starting next fall.

EIU said Friday that students living in dormitories and the schools Greek Court will see their room and board increase by 2 percent to either $4,150 a semester or $4,679 depending on meal plans.

Rates at the Charleston university's University Apartments will pay $13 to $15 more a month. Under Friday's vote rents will be $448 to $503 a month. University Court apartment rents will remain the same.

About 35 percent of Eastern Illinois' students live in university housing.

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