Clarification on Rockland Housing Prices
April 28, 2018
An email communication regarding an update on housing following the town hall forum on April 13 stated, “Rockland Hall prices for next academic year will now be reduced $1,500-$2,000, depending on room type, an annual price that will be comparable to Albright Woods and Albright affinity house prices.”
What is not clear in this statement is that the stated reduction references a reduction from the levels of what the proposed Rockland Hall pricing was going to be, not a reduction from this current year’s pricing, which were significantly higher than the current prices set for next year.
The key premise of the sentence from the April 13 communication is the latter portion of the sentence, which states, “…an annual price that will be comparable to Albright Woods and Albright affinity house prices.” This was the guiding premise for setting the 2018-2019 Rockland Hall fees. Specifically, 180 out of 212 beds (85% of the beds in Rockland Hall) are priced at or below the Albright affinity pricing, and 12 of the 212 beds (6% of the beds in Rockland Hall) are priced are $220 less than the Woods Apartments.
The 10-month pricing for Rockland Hall was chosen to most closely match the timeframe for the Albright Woods and Albright affinity pricing, which is actually slightly less than 10 months. What was heard from students is that they wanted comparable pricing for comparable rooms, and that has been accomplished for the vast majority of beds in Rockland Hall.