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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MoolahU is $315 a week (more for food); while 10-day CampBizSmart can run to more than $4,000 with tuition, room and board at Santa Clara University. Jane Hodges, WSJ, "What I Did at Summer Camp: Stocks and Personal Finance!," 3 June 2018 The family plans to piece together the cost of room and board, books and other expense with scholarships, jobs and other savings. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "Here's why you should give 529 college savings plans a second look," 26 May 2018 The money is also withdrawn tax free, as long as it is spent on eligible expenses like tuition, fees and other costs, including room and board, books and equipment. Ann Carrns, New York Times, "Free Tickets. Money. College Savings Plans Try to Stir Up Interest.," 25 May 2018 Idaho's plan would bring into consideration the tuition, fees, books, and room and board revenue generated by athletes. Dave Southorn, idahostatesman, "University of Idaho women's soccer, two other sports saved for now by State Board | Idaho Statesman," 19 Apr. 2018 Bentley’s annual cost, including room and board, is more than $68,000. Shirley Leung,, "Center for women at Bentley will be named after its trailblazing president, Gloria Larson," 29 Mar. 2018 Hood and Armstead received football scholarships to cover tuition, room and board and books, plus a $2,500 cost-of-attendance stipend. Washington Post, "School, fatherhood, football connect former Temple teammates," 15 June 2018 If accepted, he would be offered a scholarship that would cover tuition, room and board and a living stipend. Joel Shannon, USA TODAY, "Ex who dashed her boyfriend's dream with a fake rejection letter must pay more than $200K," 15 June 2018 The UMass system also plans to increase the cost of fees and room and board at its campuses. Deirdre Fernandes,, "Tuition at UMass system to increase by 2.5 percent," 14 July 2018

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1849, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of room and board

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

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