Finlandia University extends tuition break to local high school grads

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HANCOCK, Mich. (AP) — A college in the Upper Peninsula is extending a significant tuition discount to students who come from a local high school.

Graduates of Hancock Central will pay no more than $2,500 a year to attend Finlandia University.

The agreement between the Hancock district and Finlandia began in 2009.

Besides tuition, the agreement includes sharing certain properties. Finlandia is a liberal arts college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

It was founded in 1896 by Finnish immigrants. Finlandia had more than 400 students last year.

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