MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Undergraduate tuition is going up this fall at Northern Michigan University.
The university’s Board of Trustees met Thursday morning, and approved a 4.9 percent increase.
This action raises undergraduate rates $270 per semester in tuition and fees, making the average cost for full-time in-state, undergraduate tuition $5,796. With this increase, NMU will still have the state's second lowest tuition and fees for public universities.
The board unanimously approved the tuition increase, while emphasizing the importance continued investments in student experiences and the value of NMU degrees.
“The university is using these dollars to invest in new programming,” said NMU Board of Trustees Chair Robert Mahaney. “A lot of new programming that is drawing national attention.”
Also Thursday morning, the NMU board approved spending $1.2 million to buy new equipment for the Medicinal Plant Chemistry Program.
Northern Michigan University says its Strategic Resource Allocation will be finalized in September.