The Board of Trustees will discuss changes in room and board charges at its meeting today, although administrators remain tight-lipped on what those changes could be.
University spokeswoman Annemarie Mountz said earlier this week she did not have any information regarding a possible change in charges, which would go into effect for the fall 2009 semester.
Associate Vice President for Auxiliary and Business Services Gail Hurley will present the proposal on room and board rates, said Lynn DuBois, director of ancillary services, housing and food services.
Hurley could not be reached for comment.
"The board approves all our room and board rates," DuBois said. "We really don't discuss the changes until the Board of Trustees is able to make a decision."
The board will also hear about changes made by Congress to the federal Higher Education Act, which was reauthorized this year.
The act establishes loan insurance programs for students attending colleges and universities, among other actions, according to the Department of Justice Web site.
"It's giving them a summary of what the reauthorization entails ... [and] details about the act," Mountz said.
The board will also vote on the purchase of land at Penn State Altoona.
Cindy Mighells, a staff assistant for Penn State Altoona's department of university relations, said the department could not offer any information on the purchase.
Other items listed on the agenda include a presentation on the status of major construction programs and borrowing, an informational report on enrollment and student aid, and an informational report on the College of Arts and Architecture. The board will also acknowledge endowments and other "major commitments" to the university, according to the agenda.
Mountz could not offer information on any of those items.
The board meeting will be at 8:30 a.m. today at the Nittany Lion Inn, 200 W. Park Ave., according to the agenda.