The cost of college tuition is a national conversation.
Balancing a quality education and keeping it affordable is the struggle.
At Upper Michigan colleges and university, administrators say finding that balance is a priority.
With higher education costs being addressed by President Obama and by Governor Snyder, the cost of college tuition is in a bright spotlight.
NMU officials say that since 2003, some 15 million dollars has been cut in budget cuts and reorganization efforts.