Michigan Technological University is raising tuition by an average of 3.1 percent for next school year, while Northern Michigan University’s rate will rise 3.2 percent.

Houghton-based Michigan Tech 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.

Michigan Tech’s updated increase is under the state’s 3.2 percent cap. The hike means in-state students in 2015-16 will pay $14,165 a year, up from $13,740 this year.

At Northern Michigan, based in Marquette, tuition for 2015-16 will be $9,680, up from $9,383 this year.

Earlier this week, Michigan State University raised tuition by 2.7 percent for in-state undergraduates and Eastern Michigan University approved a 7.8 percent increase in tuition and fees.

By exceeding the cap, Eastern Michigan says it forfeits $1 million in state incentive funding. Still, it gains $10 million in tuition revenue.

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