eligible for registration or for graduation after they have
fulfilled all requirements, including the payment of all financial
obligations to Northern Michigan University. Students who incur
obligations while enrolled may have their enrollment terminated
administratively and summarily for failure to pay that obligation.
Tuition and Fees
is defined as the mandatory charge to attend class and receive an
entry (credit or audit) on a transcript. All tuition rates are
approved by the Board of Trustees.
A fee is defined as a mandatory charge for a
student to attend a class or classes. Fees are approved by the
Board of Trustees.
Tuition and fees are subject to change without
notice at the discretion of the
Board of Trustees.
At registration time, students must have the
funds necessary to meet the cost of tuition and fees for the
semester. All must be paid in full by the date specified. Northern
Michigan University offers both an installment and deferral plan
that enables students to pay tuition and on-campus housing
charges. Details about the program may be obtained by contacting
the Student Service Center. Regardless of registration status,
students should not attend classes until all tuition and fees are
paid, or an installment or deferral plan has been instated.
Undergraduate and graduate students who elect a
half credit-hour course will be charged at one-half the cost per
Students admitted to the Graduate College, as
well as all students holding the first baccalaureate degree but
not formally admitted to the Graduate College, pay the graduate
rate for all 400 level courses approved for graduate credit, and
for all 500 level courses. Senior students approved for and
registered in graduate courses also pay the graduate rate for
Enrollments in all other courses are charged at the
undergraduate rate. Auditors (students who attend classes but do
not desire credit) are governed by the same financial regulations
as students desiring credit.
Undergraduate and Graduate Student Tuition and
2003-2004 academic year on campus tuition and fees are listed
below. The 2003-2004 full-time (24-36 credits per year) resident
undergraduate tuition and fees are $5,110. The 2003-2004 full-time
(16 credits per year) resident graduate rates are $4,094. The 2004
summer college resident undergraduate tuition is $185 for one to
five credit hours and $165 for six and above credit hours. The
2004 summer college resident graduate tuition is $214 per credit
hour. Current tuition and fee rates may be obtained on-line at
http://www.nmu.edu/facts/tuitfees.htm or by calling
906-227-1221 or from the Student Service Center, 105 Cohodas
Administrative Center, 1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette, MI
Included in the on-campus 2003-2004 academic
year tuition and fees rates listed above are the following:
Notebook computer: the use of a notebook
computer is provided for all full-time undergraduate students
enrolled in 12 or more credits and all graduate students enrolled in
eight or more credits. The computer will be replaced on a
University fee: $305 per semester fee for the
fall and winter semesters for all undergraduate students
enrolled in 12 or more credits and all graduate students
enrolled in eight or more credits.
Student discretionary activity fee: $30 per semester fee for
all students enrolled in six or more credits (on campus courses)
for the fall and winter semesters.
In addition to the undergraduate tuition
and fees listed above, a one-time, non-refundable fee of $100 is
charged to all first-time, full-time freshmen and new
undergraduate transfer students. The fee is assessed once and
permits access to all regular season athletic events based on
space available for up to six years as long as the student is
enrolled in six credits or more.
The fee for transfer students is prorated
based on the number of credit hours they transfer into Northern
Michigan University. Transfer students with 56 or more credit
hours will be assessed a fee of $50. Transfer students with less
than 56 credit hours will be assessed a fee of $100.
Tuition and Fee Refunds
The university grants refunds for
students who withdraw from the university or reduce their credit
hour load within specified time frames. The computed amount is
credited to the student’s account and all university obligations
are deducted. The balance is returned (prorated) to applicable
payment sources, with any refund due the student issued via
Steps in the Refund
Student withdraws or reduces credit hours.
Tuition refund credit is calculated and applied
to student's account.
Room and board/apartment rent credit is
calculated and applied to student's account.
Financial aid adjustments are calculated and
applied to student's account.
Any other charges in student’s account are
deducted from credit.
is allocated to applicable payment sources.
Refund is returned to the payment source(s); if a
credit balance remains, the student is issued a refund.
The amount of the tuition and fee
refund credit depends upon the time of withdrawal, measured in
calendar days. Refunds of Title IV funds are made in accordance
with federal regulations.
Complete withdrawal from the
university must be initiated in the Dean of Students Office.
Students who are not able to withdraw in person are required to
submit a withdrawal request in writing.
Withdrawal prior to the first
official day of classes will result in a 100 percent refund credit.
Reduction in Credit Hours
Reduction of credit hours may
affect financial aid status. Students should contact the Student
Service Center or the Financial Aid Office to determine the impact
of a proposed change.
Complete Withdrawal Tuition Refund Schedules
Once classes begin, tuition refunds
are calculated for complete withdrawals as follows:
Fall/Winter Semester Complete
Withdrawal Tuition Refund Schedule
Refund Credit %
On or Before the First Day of
2nd Calendar Day - 11th Calendar
12th Calendar Day - 28th Calendar
29th Calendar Day - 56th Calendar
57th Calendar Day - End of the
Complete Withdrawal Tuition Refund Schedule
First Official Day of Classes
Through Day Three
Day Four Through End of Course
Note: The university fee,
student discretionary activity fee and the student athletic event
fee are non-refundable.
Reduction in Credit
Hours Tuition Refund Schedules
Students who reduce their credit
hours are granted a refund credit for tuition and fees as follows:
Fall/Winter Reduction in Credit Hours
Tuition Refund Schedule
First day of classes through the
9th calendar day
After the 9th calendar day
No refunds are given for reduced credit
hours within the 12-18 credit hour flat rate tuition range.
Reduction in Credit Hours Tuition Refund Schedule
First three days of the class
First three days of the class
First three days of the class
Note: To receive a
refund for classes that meet for less than six weeks, the student
must withdraw by the Friday prior to the first day of classes.
Automobile Registration Charges
Students who park or operate a
motor vehicle or bicycle on the university campus must register
the vehicle with the Public Safety and Police Services Office no
later than one week following the first official day of classes
each semester. Students must pay the nonrefundable fee upon motor
vehicle registration. Further information about automobile
regulations can be found in the Motor Vehicle Ordinances
publication available at the Public Safety and Police Services
Certain materials or supplies
required by a class may be made available to the student through
the university, basically at cost.
CLEP Examination Fee
Examinations fees are currently $58
for each test and are subject to change. The College Level
Examination is $46. The Northern Michigan University fee is $12.
Payments are made when the exam is taken.
General Computer Lab Access Fee
General computer lab access is
available for a fee of $60 per semester.
All students (including one year
certificate recipients) will be assessed a nonrefundable $15
graduation processing fee for each degree awarded. Those students
receiving a degree and electing to participate in commencement
exercises can purchase a cap and gown through the bookstore.
Health Promotion Fee
Fee for enrollment in health
HP 211, HP 211A Beginning and
Health Service Charges for Students
Health Center hours
are 8 a.m to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Advance appointments are
recommended. Patient-doctor visit charges are as follows:
Student and spouse–brief visit
Student and spouse–limited visit
Student and spouse–extended visit
filled at cost plus $3.50.
A complete schedule is available from the
Health Center for
other service charges (surgical, laboratory, etc.). In addition, a
university-approved health insurance plan is available which
covers most of these health service charges. Students are
encouraged to consider this plan. Further information and a
brochure are available through the
International Study Fee
This fee applies to NMU students
temporarily studying at schools outside the United States. It is
equal to the actual costs, assessed by agreement with the foreign
institution, which are in excess of the Northern Michigan
University tuition level for the number of NMU credit hours
granted, plus a $100-$250 charge depending upon program selected.
Late Registration Fee
Students who, for any cause, have
not completed registration on time must pay a $25 fee;
registration is only complete after all tuition and fees have been
paid. Checks returned by the bank constitute late registration and
the $25 fee is assessed. This fee applies to all instructional
programs of NMU and to all students enrolling in eight or more
credit hours. Students whose registration is delayed by the
Academic Proficiency Committee are exempt from the late
Fines accumulate on overdue
materials at the rate of 10 cents per day per item. Overdue
reserve items are charged at the rate of 60 cents per hour (1
cent per minute).
Students must pay replacement costs
of all lost or damaged library materials which have been used in
the library or borrowed. Materials not returned within 50 days
after the due date, or materials not immediately returned when a
student separates from the university (e.g. graduates, withdraws,
is not pre-registered), are assumed lost and the borrower is
charged for the replacement cost of each item, plus a per-item
nonrefundable processing charge.
New Student Enrollment and Orientation Deposit
All newly admitted freshmen, undergraduate transfer and guest
students who are planning to register for courses on the Marquette
campus are required to pay a $75 “New Student Enrollment and
Orientation.” The $75 provides the university with advance notice of intent to
Applicants who cancel their
admission prior to June 1 for fall semester enrollment or
December 15 for winter semester enrollment will receive, upon
written request to the Director of Orientation, a refund of $35.
Non-sufficient Funds Charge
A service charge of $15 is assessed
for each check returned by a bank because of non-sufficient funds
in the account.
Nursing Test Charges
Students taking ERI tests will be charged a $60 per semester
fee. A charge of $35 is assessed
for any student taking the NLN-LPN Mobility Profile exams.
Pre-Professional Skills Test
A test fee will be
assessed. This test and fee applies only to teacher education
Science Breakage Charge
Students enrolled in science
laboratory courses must pay the cost of replacement for any broken
glassware or equipment in excess of one dollar. Records of student
breakage are maintained in the science department stockrooms and
students are notified following the last laboratory meeting of any
amount due. The breakage charge is not applicable to CH 490, CH
491, CH 598, CH 599; or PH 598 and PH 599. Breakage charges are
payable to Financial Services Office.
The charge for each official
transcript copy is $4; the charge for unofficial transcript copies
Wildcat Express Card (Student Identification Card)
Students receive a permanent
identification card, known as the Wildcat Express Card, during
their first semester of enrollment free of charge. However, a
replacement charge of $15 is assessed for a lost or damaged ID
The Wildcat Express Card is your
library card and copy card, and it allows you access to many NMU
goods and services. Since many university offices and programs
must verify that those requesting services are enrolled, students
are required to carry their Wildcat Express Cards for
identification purposes. Lending the card to anyone, or failure to
present it when requested by university faculty or staff, is a
violation of university regulations and subjects the holder to
disciplinary action. Contact the Wildcat Express Office, 1107
University Center, for additional information.
Writing Proficiency Exam
The first exam is free. There is a
$10 charge for retakes and a $10 charge for students who are
no-shows for a scheduled exam and subsequently take the exam.
An Appeals Committee exists to hear
appeals from students who are requesting exceptions to university
policy in the following areas: refunds past stated deadlines, late
registration fees, and non-residency status. If a student feels
that individual circumstances warrant exception to a policy, a
written appeal may be sent to the Appeals Committee. Students
wishing to submit appeals should contact the Dean of Students
Office, 1104 University Center. The committee will consider the
timeliness of the appeal in making its decision; appeals will
not be considered for past semesters. The student will be
notified in writing of the committee’s decision.