Student and Academic Life

2019-2020 UK Housing, Dining Rates Set

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 11, 2018) — The University of Kentucky 2019-2020 housing and dining rates, announced today at the UK Board of Trustees Finance Committee meeting, reflect an increase for the fall and spring semesters and a decrease for the summer 2019 term.

The recommended 2019-2020 rates reflect a 1.35 percent increase for the 2005 university-constructed residence halls, a 14.6 percent increase for Greek housing and a 3 percent increase for graduate and specialty apartments. 

Rates for the residence hall units constructed and managed by UK's private partner Greystar (formerly EdR) reflect a 3 percent increase for 2019-2020, which is in compliance with UK and Greystar's lease agreement.

Meanwhile, the 2019 proposed summer school housing rates reflect an 11.5 to 13.2 percent decrease in support of "Our Path Forward" goals of growth in summer school enrollment. "Our Path Forward" is a campus-wide effort to plan a long-term financial path for the University of Kentucky.

All students living in residence halls other than University Flats, Max Kade German House and other UK-managed houses, are required to purchase a UK Dining meal plan.  Dining rates are based on the agreement with the university’s dining partner, Aramark. The 2019-2020 rates reflect a 3.3 percent increase for the minimum 10 meals per week plan, and a 3 percent increase or the RA Block 150 plan.  The optional residential "all access plans" with varying amounts of flex dollars reflect a 3-3.1 percent increase.

The recommended rates are necessary to generate revenue to fund anticipated operating costs.

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