Sets Fall Tuition
will increase its annual resident undergraduate tuition by 2.4 percent
for the upcoming fall semester. Administrators elected to move forward
and set the rates despite lingering uncertainty about state funding
for higher education.
undergraduates will pay $124 more per year, or $5,334. The increase
for nonresident full-time undergraduates will be 3.6 percent ($304),
for an annual rate of $8,742.
for resident graduate students attending full time will rise 3.5
percent ($144) per year, to $4,318. Nonresident graduate students
will pay an additional 3.6 percent ($220), for an annual rate of
a special June meeting, the NMU Board
of Trustees authorized administrators
to set tuition without further board action, provided the increases
fell within approved caps. The action was intended to allow NMU
administrators to find out as much as possible about the impending
state legislation while at the same time giving students and parents
an idea of what to expect for the fall semester.
rates set by NMU fall within the board’s established caps. The percentage
increase for resident undergraduates is below the rate of inflation
and consistent with tuition restraint language added to last year’s
higher education bill.
the state legislature has not yet finalized the higher education
appropriation for fiscal year 2005, it was imperative that we set
a dollar figure for tuition now so we can send out our billing statements
to students and parents,” said NMU President Les Wong.
“The rates are contingent upon the state’s ability to restore the
promised portion of funding from last year’s cut and on tuition
restraint incentives in the signed higher education bill.”
officials said that the university will have to pursue additional
budget-cutting measures despite the tuition increases.
tuition information can be found at www.nmu.edu/facts/tuitfees.htm