It's going to cost more to matriculate at WMU.The Western Michigan University Board of Trustees approved a 3.5 percent increase in room and board rates for the 2016-17 academic year.

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For a student living in a traditional residence hall and selecting a 15-meal plan, the new rates will translate to an increase of $315 for the full academic year. The annual cost for the room and board package will be $9,326, effective in fall 2016.

Complete rates for all residence halls with varying food-plan levels can be found at wmich.edu/housing/info/rates.

Source: WMU