Students benefit from residence hall discount

February 9, 2015 | UToday
By Staff

Everyone loves a discount, but a discount initiative offered through the Office of Residence Life can actually go a long way in helping UT students complete their degrees.

Stay and SaveThe Stay & Save Program offers all UT students living in the residence halls during the 2014-15 academic year a 25 percent housing discount for the 2015-16 academic year, as long as they have a cumulative 2.0 GPA by the end of this summer.

“We understand how some first-year students may be struggling academically as well as financially, so we wanted to be as inclusive as possible,” said Virginia Speight, director of residence life. “Sometimes it takes students a little longer to get their academic footing, so it’s our hope that this housing discount will be an incentive for more students to stay in school.”

The room rate discount applies during both fall 2015 and spring 2016 semesters, and students must be in good financial standing to apply. Meal plans are not included as part of the discount and will still need to be purchased by all students living in residence halls.

“When you consider that we have students who might consider dropping out because they’re concerned about having their fees fully covered, it just makes sense to offer discounts like this,” Speight said.

“In the end, everyone benefits when students stay the course, successfully complete their degrees, and fully enter society.”

Full Stay & Save information can be found at Questions can be directed to the Office of Residence Life at 419.530.2941.

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