It's going to cost more to live on campus at Western Michigan University. The Board of Trustees Wednesday voted to raise room and board by 3.3%.

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The increases go into effect for the coming 2015-2016 school year. In a release, WMU says "for a student living in a traditional residence hall and selecting a 15-meal plan, the new rates will translate to an increase of $288 for the full academic year. The annual cost for the room and board package will be $9,011, effective in fall 2015."

Also, in the release, WMU said, "Trustees also approved summer housing rates for Western Heights, a new 750-bed residence hall designed primarily for incoming freshmen that will open this fall. The double-room rate will run $1,400 for each summer session beginning summer 2016."