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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.

YOU STILL HAVE TIME!

NMU DONOR-FUNDED SCHOLARSHIPS

LAST DAY TO APPLY IS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2016

 

The Donor-funded Scholarship Application system will close tomorrow, Friday, February 12, 2016.  Applications will not be taken after February 12, 2016 for the 2016-17 Academic Year.   To apply, log in to your MyNMU account.  Under the Student Services tab, follow the link for Financial Aid - Donor-Funded Scholarships. New students can find the link on the Admitted to NMU tab in MyNMU....

HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS AND PARENTS
NMU STUDENTS

FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION NIGHTS
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FAFSA COMPLETION WORKSHOPS SCHEDULED

NMU Financial Aid Staff will be presenting information on financial aid and filing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at several area schools.  Workshops will also be held to assist you in electronically filing your FAFSA.  Sites and dates can be found here.  Also, the NMU Financial Aid Office will have extended hours (5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.) February 22 - 26, 29 to assist with completing the FAFSA.

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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

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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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">2015-2016 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