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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Buy Photo Tuition, fees, and room and board costs at the University of Pennsylvania would top $70,000 next year under a proposal endorsed by a committee of the board of trustees Thursday. Susan Snyder,, "Annual pricetag at University of Pennsylvania to top $70,000 next year," 1 Mar. 2018 Other costs, such as room and board, have also been held constant, and the price of textbooks has fallen by about 30%. Tunku Varadarajan, WSJ, "College Bloat Meets ‘The Blade’," 14 Dec. 2018 Cook lasted less than a month at his room and board. Cynthia Hubert, sacbee, "He cycled between the streets and ER four times since February. Is this program the answer? | The Sacramento Bee," 11 May 2018 Undergraduate in-state tuition at UMass Amherst is $15,411, which does not include room and board. Laura Krantz,, "UMass president calls for greater affordability for students," 6 Mar. 2018 The University System of Georgia sent us data showing UGA’s costs for room and board, about $9,616 last school year, cost less than most Southern flagship universities. Eric Stirgus, ajc, "Tuition stable at GA colleges, but living costs going up," 3 May 2018 The Treasure Island charter school, founded by the nonprofit Delancey Street Foundation, plans to break ground Friday on a 6,000-square-foot dormitory for up to 20 students, each of whom will receive free room and board. Jill Tucker, San Francisco Chronicle, "Treasure Island high school to add dorms for students ‘no one else can reach’," 9 Mar. 2018 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

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1849, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of room and board

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

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