10:09 am
Tue June 30, 2015

Michigan lawmakers near OK of 'early warning,' loan bills

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Michigan is close to finalizing legislation requiring school districts with fund balances below 5 percent to tell the state the assumptions used when adopting their budgets. 

The "early warning" bills are an effort by Gov. Rick Snyder and the Legislature to catch financial problems before schools end up under state emergency management. Under legislation up for a final vote Tuesday, the state could declare that a potential for "fiscal stress" exists and require districts to submit deficit-elimination plans in certain circumstances.

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10:03 am
Tue June 23, 2015

Kids can learn about the trades at NMU summer camps

The Jacobetti Center

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University wants to expose young people to the skilled trades. 

NMU is offering summer camps in July that focus on welding, construction, crime scene investigation, cosmetology, culinary arts, bicycle repair, and small engine repair.

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9:34 am
Fri June 19, 2015

Going to NMU will be slightly more expensive next year

MARQUETTE, MI--   Tuition at Northern Michigan University is going up, but will remain within the cap to receive state funding.  

Thursday the Board of Trustees approved a 3.2 percent increase.  That translates into $149 more per semester for a full-time resident undergraduate.  The annual cost will be $9,383. 

Next year NMU will keep its rank of having the second-lowest tuition and fees among Michigan’s public universities. 

The board also voted to increase graduate tuition.  Resident graduate students will pay $474 per credit hour, an increase of $33. 

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11:09 am
Thu June 18, 2015

Tech raises tuition less than expected

HOUGHTON, MI--   Michigan Technological University plans to raise tuition by an average of 3.1 percent for next school year. 

The Houghton school announced Thursday the increase is less than the 3.9 percent its board earlier approved. That number initially was set based on expectations the university wouldn't get a boost in state appropriations, but the state's budget includes more money.

The updated increase also is under the state's 3.2 percent cap.

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6:22 pm
Thu May 28, 2015

Longer school year for Gwinn

GWINN, MI--   Students and staff in the Gwinn Area Community Schools district will be in school longer than planned this year. 

Officials say to make up for the days school was canceled because of inclement weather, two days have been added to the calendar.

The last day of school for students will now be Tuesday, June 9.  The last scheduled day for teachers will be Wednesday, June 10.  

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