room and board


Definition of room and board 

: lodging and food usually furnished for a set price or as part of wages

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That includes tuition, room and board and books, plus a cost of attendance stipend to cover incidentals such as travel. Ralph D. Russo, The Seattle Times, "NCAA goes back to court, defending its amateurism rules," 3 Sep. 2018 At Vanderbilt University, a student will be reimbursed for some portion of his or her tuition and room and board up until about halfway through the semester. Douglas Belkin, WSJ, "Tuition Insurance Catches On as Costs Rise, Students Struggle to Adjust," 18 Aug. 2018 In the 2013-2014 academic year, room and board for the average undergraduate totaled $9,929, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, a 50 percent increase over 20 years prior. Wilborn P. Nobles Iii,, "SUNO Park Campus closing at 1 p.m. because of water line break," 3 Apr. 2018 For most students with annual family income below $60,000, financial aid will cover tuition, fees, room and board. Nick Anderson,, "University of Chicago eliminates SAT/ACT requirement," 14 June 2018 The average published cost for in-state college tuition, room and board was $20,770 for the 2017/2018 academic year, according to the College Board. Michelle Singletary,, "Should grandparents open a 529 savings plan to help with college costs?," 25 May 2018 The scholarships will cover tuition, room and board — valued at more than $60,000 annually — after federal, state and college financial aid options are exhausted. Annie Martin,, "Hotelier Rosen awards scholarships to 3 future Rollins students," 10 May 2018 In a bold gamble, the university board approved a zero, zero, zero pricing plan that would hold tuition, room and board rates flat for the 2010-11 school year. David Jesse, Detroit Free Press, "Falling credit hours at state universities lead to uncertain futures," 30 May 2018 Items that cannot be expensed include room and board, insurance, medical expenses, transportation, non-credit courses, etc. 13. Josh Smith, USA TODAY, "Top 15 questions people are asking this tax season," 15 Mar. 2018

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1849, in the meaning defined above

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: a place to stay with meals provided and included in the price

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