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By Max Porter, Contributing News Editor • February 26, 2024

Housing, dining prices to uptick next year

Lexi Critchett | Staff Photographer
The entrance to Shenkman Hall on 23rd Street.

The minimum price of GW’s housing will slightly increase next year, according to Campus Living and Residential Education data released Monday. 

The cost of housing will rise by 3 percent in the 2024-25 academic year, increasing from $5,350 to $5,510 per semester. Officials also decreased the cost for single rooms in nine traditional residence halls.

Officials reduced by between 1 and 7 percent the price of single rooms in 1959 E St., International House and Dakota, Francis Scott Key, JBKO, Lafayette, Mitchell and Munson Halls. Officials also reduced the price of a two-person room on Townhouse Row from $7,395 per semester to $6,910 per semester.

Next year, the University will also designate seven residence halls — 2109 F Street, Building JJ, Lafayette, Francis Scott Key, Fulbright, JBKO and Munson halls — to exclusively sophomores to allow rising second-year students to continue living among their peers and foster community as a class.

Sophomores are still eligible to live in 14 total residence halls, according to the housing website. Lafayette Hall is currently exclusive to first-years, and the other six halls currently serve exclusively juniors and seniors. Officials dropped the requirement for third-years to live on campus last January.

“Our residence halls are places for creating community, building connections, and finding your place on campus,” the email reads.

Next year’s meal plans will expand from five to eight plans, with the addition of a Vern All Access plan and two block plans for commuter students. For on-campus students, the cheapest meal plans — the Block 90 and Block 120 plans — will rise from $2,060 per semester to $2,200 per semester. Continuing from this year, juniors and seniors will be eligible for the Block 90 and Block 120 plan, which include $1,030 and $640 in Dining Dollars, respectively.

The price of the All Access plans, which offer one meal in any of the three dining halls per hour and $240 in Dining Dollars, will increase from $2,800 per semester to $2,940 per semester. All students are eligible for the standard all access plan. Mount Vernon Campus residents are eligible for the Vern All Access plan, which also allows one meal swipe per hour with $340 in Dining Dollars.

Meal plans for commuters will cost $425 per semester for $100 in Dining Dollars and 25 meal swipes, or $850 per semester for $200 Dining Dollars and 50 meal swipes.

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Erika Filter, News Editor
Erika Filter is a senior majoring in international affairs from Carson City, Nevada. She leads the Metro beat as one of The Hatchet's 2023-2024 news editors and previously served as the assistant news editor for the Student Government beat.
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