TRAVERSE CITY — Northwestern Michigan College trustees approved a 3 percent increase for in-district tuition rates.
On Monday, the college's board also approved a 4 percent tuition hike for out-of-district students.
In-district students will pay $2.50 more per contact hour, or $84.60. Out-of-district students will pay an additional $6.50 per contact hour, or $165.90, and out-of-state students will pay $8.20 more, or $212.45 per contact hour.
The board also approved its budget for next year, which includes a salary increase based on existing benchmarks — an average of 2.8 percent, but raises will vary considerably depending on the job — and the elimination of 27 positions.
The 27 eliminated positions are made up of those vacated by retirements or attrition, and some new positions requested by departments that were not approved.