Room and Board at Western Michigan University will be increasing 2.95%. On Wednesday afternoon the WMU Board of Trustees approved a 2.95 percent increase in campus room and board rates for the 2014-15 academic year.

For a student living in a campus residence hall and selecting a mid-range 15-meal plan, the new rates will translate to an increase of $250 for the full academic year. The annual cost for the room and board package will be $8,723, effective in fall 2014.