Compare- Illinois Students

Illinois Students

Tuition and required fees
Room and board
Less NMU Scholarship
- $4,000
- $5,500
- $6,500
Northern Illinois University*
Illinois State University
$ 9,816
Western Illinois University*
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
$ 9,136

NMU's National Success, Honors and Excellence Awards are automatically awarded, regardless of need, to first-time, full-time freshmen, based on high school cumulative grade point average and test scores. Transfer students with a minimum 3.0 transfer GPA in at least 12 transferable college semester credits also qualify for the award. It's renewable each year with maintenance of a minimum NMU GPA. NMU offers a variety of 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. 

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