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Financial Aid

Northern Michigan University’s Financial Aid Office is dedicated to helping students navigate the financial aid process and advising students of other available financial resources to ensure appropriate funding. Students are encouraged to communicate with the Financial Aid Office throughout their college experience.

DIRECT PLUS LOAN FOR PARENTS

The Direct PLUS Loan Application for parents is available at www.studenloans.gov.  Parents, log in using your FSA ID, select Apply for a PLUS Loan and then select Direct PLUS Loan Request for Parent Borrowers-Complete PLUS Request for Parents.  Once you are on the application, make sure to select the correct award year.  NOTE:  If you are applying for Summer 2016, select Award Year 2015-2016.

FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA)

For maximum aid consideration and to help ensure your aid is in place by the time tuition is due, please file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually by March 1.

NMU's Federal School Code:  002301
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FSA ID REPLACES THE FEDERAL STUDENT AID PIN

An electronic user name and password, FSA ID, is required for students, parents and borrowers.  The FSA ID has replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN which gives you access to the Federal Student Aid’s online systems and serves as your legal signature.  Create your FSA ID here.

How to establish your FSA ID video.

FSA ID frequently asked question and responses

IRS DATA RETRIEVAL TOOL

Link your tax return information using the Data Retrieval Tool found in the “Income Information” sections of the FAFSA.
 

SELECTED FOR VERIFICATION?

Instructions for three options on the IRS Data Retrieval Tool and Requesting your IRS Tax Return Transcript can be viewed and printed here.
 

AMENDED TAX RETURN FILERS

If you are selected for verification and filed an amended tax return, view documents required.
 

VICTIMS OF IDENTITY THEFT

Information on getting an alternate paper tax return transcript can be found here.

Federal law requires all students who receive financial aid to make Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) toward their degree. Students at NMU must meet all of the <a href="/financialaid/node/4" target="_blank">SAP</a> requirements. Printable <a href="/financialaid/sites/DrupalFinancialAid/files/UserFiles/Forms/SAP_Appeal_Form_Revised_February_2015.pdf" target="_blank">Appeal for Reinstatement of Financial Aid (SAP) Form</a><br><br><a href="mailto:sap@nmu.edu">sap@nmu.edu</aThe Financial Aid Office will not monitor courses that are repeated for the first time.  For financial aid purposes, students will be able to repeat a course one time for any reason.  If you are considering repeating a course, plese review the <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/financialaid/repeatcourses">Repeat Course Policy.</a>The Direct PLUS Loan is a loan parents can borrow on behalf of their dependent student.  This funding is through the Federal government and the student must have a completed FAFSA on file. <a href="http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/parentloans.jsp" target="_blank">Direct PLUS Loan Information</a>  |  <a href="https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action" target="_blank">2016-2017 Plus Loan Application</a>

Financial Aid Toolbox

Tracking Your Aid

AWARD NOTIFICATIONS

All new eligible students will begin receiving financial aid notices in the mail as early as March 1st. Additional information on the financial aid notification process for new and continuing students can be found here.

KNOW YOUR NEXT STEPS

If you are a continuing student or a student who has attended orientation and are enrolled in classes, learn where your award package is in the granting and notification process by checking your student financial aid online.

Financial Aid Officefao@nmu.edu2107 Hedgcock

Telephone:  906-227-2327
Fax:  906-227-2321