It just makes cents.



You don’t have to break the bank.

Attaining an associate degree after attending North Central full-time for two years with financial aid yields a return of $10.70 for every $1.00 of tuition. Associate degree holders in Northern Michigan had a 6.3% unemployment rate in 2013 compared to a 12.2% rate for persons with only a high school degree.

Over the course of their working careers, associate degree holders in Northern Michigan earn $459,000 more than persons who only have a high school diploma.

The total cost for attending North Central full-time for two years and completing an associate degree with Federal Pell Grant assistance (including in-district tuition, books, fees & supplies) is only $966!

During the 2015-2016 school year, students living at home while attending North Central for their first two years, then transferring to a 4-year university saved some serious money! Look at the chart below!

Transferred To Savings
University of Michigan $42,931
Michigan State University  $39,418
Central Michigan University  $30,178
Northern Michigan University $29,765 


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