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UK announces 2024-25 housing and dining rates


LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 5, 2023)  The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees approved a 3.75% housing increase for undergraduate residence halls for 2024-25 during its December meeting. A 3% increase in dining rates was also announced.

“While increases are necessary to balance rising operating costs as well as the cost of utilities, maintenance and supplies, we have worked diligently to keep increases as minimal as possible and markedly less than the increase last year,” said Eric N. Monday, UK executive vice president for finance and administration.

Overall, the increase for undergraduate residence halls and University Flats graduate housing will be 3.75%. Break housing will increase $4 or 4.25% and early move-in rates will increase $1 or 3.45%. In addition, university-constructed graduate and apartment housing will have a 2% increase, except for Greg Page Apartments and Shawneetown which will not change from current rates.

Students living in undergraduate residence halls are required to purchase a dining plan with the exception of University Flats. Dining rates will increase an average of 3%.

Dining rates and plans are based on an agreement with Aramark, the university’s dining partner and will continue to offer four dining plans — one minimum plan and three optional plans — to students living on campus during the 2024-25 academic year.

“We continue to work with our dining partner to provide healthy food options,” said Monday. “We also are committed to continually evaluating our efforts to offer the best food at the most reasonable prices for our students.”

Dining plans provide from 10 meal servings per week to unlimited meal servings per week. Each dining plan also includes "Flex Dollars." Flex dollars can be used to purchase a la carte items at any of the 24 dining locations across campus and may be carried over from the fall to spring semester.

More information on rates can be found here.

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