Compare - Illinois Students

Illinois Students

Tuition and required fees
Room and board
Less NMU Scholarship
- $5,600
- $6,600
- $7,600
- $8,600
- $9,600
Northern Illinois University*
Illinois State University
Western Illinois University*
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
$ 9,996

NMU's National Academic Award and Wildcat Achievement Awards Levels I-V are automatically awarded, regardless of need, to full-time first-year students (sometimes referred to as first-time/full-time, or freshmen), based on high school cumulative grade point average and test scores. These are renewable each year with maintenance of a minimum NMU GPA. Transfer students also qualify for awards. See more details about these and other merit-based and need-based scholarships.


Tuition and fees based on 16 credit hours per semester. Room and board based on 2-bedroom, 4-person suite and constant meal pass or equivalent.

* Room and board rates may vary depending on specific residence hall assignment and not all offer an unlimited meal plan. 

Illinois resident tuition rates compared to NMU's non-resident tuition rates.