- Hundreds of students living in California State University-Monterey Bay's East Campus Housing apartments were angered by major policy changes in February and early March, including an increase in rent and the news that they would be required to share an apartment with two assigned roommates like the main campus dorms.
- All together, the policy change raised the collective cost of an apartment by $515 to $1,725 a month--$675 for a single room, or $525 to share.
- Many of the students are moving out, with fewer than half signed up to return in the fall, despite the university backpedaling on the new pricing scheme and offering returning students rents of $390 to share a room and $430 for an individual room.
From the article:
... Like hundreds of other students living in East Campus Housing, Gentry was thrown into a tailspin in February when university officials announced major changes in its housing policy. Students were told they will no longer be allowed to rent an entire apartment for $1,210. Instead, they will have to share an apartment with two other people assigned to them — just like it's done in the main campus dorms — whether they like it or not. ...