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At this N.J. college, the cost of housing drops

whitehall051905_optAs part of a continuing effort to help keep the cost of higher education more affordable for students, William Paterson University in Wayne is offering discounted rates on a number of residence halls for the 2009-10 academic year.

"We understand that students and their parents may be struggling to afford the cost of higher education during the current economy, and may be particularly concerned about their ability to live on campus," says John Martone, vice president for student development.

"We offer a vibrant residential experience for students and by offering reduced rates on residence halls, we hope it will provide more students with the opportunity to live on campus."

The per semester rate for the Overlook North and South residence halls, which house primarily freshmen, will be reduced from $3,320, to $3,000, a reduction of 9.6 percent.  In addition, rates for Century, Hillside, White and Matelson residence halls will remain at $3,300 per semester.  The cost of the university's newest residence halls, High Mountain East and West, which opened in 2006, will be $3,400 per semester for 2009-10.  The charge per semester for the Pioneer and Heritage apartments will be $3,800 per semester.  Overall, the average cost of housing will decrease 2.7 percent for the 2009-10 academic year.



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