NMC board votes to raise tuition

Jun 23, 2015

Credit Northwestern Michigan College

Students at Northwestern Michigan College will pay more for classes next year. The NMC Board of Trustees voted last night to raise tuition by six percent across the board. 

Two years ago, county voters rejected a millage increase to help fund the college. NMC President Tim Nelson says the college will not be asking for another millage increase.

“Take into consideration the notion that voters are viewing college more as a personal expenditure (and) less of a public expenditure," says Nelson. "We’ve not had good luck in this state with colleges passing additional millage.”

Students from Grand Traverse County will pay $96 per contact hour next year, compared to $91 last year. Out-of state and international students will see even bigger tuition increases.