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
The Direct PLUS Loan application for parents is available at www.studentloans.gov. Parents may choose "Parent Borrowers" box and then "Apply for a PLUS loan".
FEDERAL STUDENT AID
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.
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.
NMU's Federal School Code: 002301
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.
Financial Aid Toolbox
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