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U.S. News quotes KU in affordable housing story

Friday, January 19, 2018

A new U.S. News and World Report story, "When living on campus could save you money" features KU Student Housing.

"In some instances, living on campus may be the cheapest option compared with some off-campus choices," the story reports. It lists five reasons that on-campus living may be less expensive and points out that KU offers scholarship money to returning residents.

"Separate from applying for financial aid, some universities offer housing scholarships. The University of Kansas, for example, hands out $250,000 a year in housing awards to undergraduates who live on campus. Awards range in size from $750 to $6,000, says Sarah Waters, director of student housing at KU.

See the complete report here.



More than $200,000 in annual scholarships to returning residents
Academic success: More than 94 percent of first-time, full-time freshmen in student housing enroll for the next semester
5,100 residents choose student housing each year
Residence hall rates are almost $2,000 less per year than the national average for public schools
— College Board
$4 million alumni gift funded Krehbiel Scholarship Hall
Options include suites, private bedroom with shared bath, two-person rooms, scholarship halls, and apartments
Oswald and Self residence halls opened in 2015
One bill covers all costs: room, food, utilities, and wireless Internet
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities