Financial Aid - Application Procedures

To be considered for most financial aid available through NMU, students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in one of the following two ways:

  1. By Internet, for faster, more accurate results. To have your FAFSA processed on the Web, go to For best results, use a Department of Education PIN to electronically sign the FAFSA. PINs can be obtained through
  2. By mail. A paper version is available from the Financial Aid Office or local high school guidance office.

Applications must be submitted annually by March 1 for maximum consideration.

Financial aid may include scholarships, grants, Federal Pell Grants, Federal Perkins National Direct Student Loans, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, William D. Ford Federal Direct Loans, or part-time employment. Preference is given to those applicants who have the highest academic records and the greatest financial need.