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NMC to offer payment options if it decides to raise tuition

AS it deliberates an increase in tuition and fees, Northern Marianas College said in a statement it will work closely with students to make sure that the increase does not put an undue burden on them.

“We have worked hard to ensure that the proposed increase does not exceed the amount of federal and local aid that most students receive,” NMC explained.

NMC said it has not raised tuition in close to a decade, adding that it will make sure that students have payment options or payment plans, as it has in the past, in the event tuition is raised.

“We will work individually with students to come up with payment plans and make other accommodations so that the increase does not present an undue burden,” NMC said.

The college said it has been working closely with students through the Associated Students of Northern Marianas College since the spring semester of 2014 to obtain feedback on the proposal to increase tuition and fees.

ASNMC conducted a survey in April 2014 and again in September 2014 to promote awareness about proposed increases to tuition and fees and to provide opportunities for students to express their opinions and suggestions on this proposal.

Corrections

MV’s front-page story, “NMC May Raise Tuition” incorrectly stated that the proposed increase will be 35 percent for fees and 57 percent for tuition.

The proposed increase will be 35 percent for tuition and 57 percent for fees.

The report also incorrectly stated that “[c]urrently, a credit at NMC costs about $180 but, if the proposed increase is approved, it will cost more than $280.”

Currently, a credit at NMC costs about $95 for residents and $190 for non-residents, but, if the proposed increase is approved, it will cost about $128 for residents and $257 for non-residents.