2009-2010 ESTIMATED Cost of Attendance   

The estimated cost of attendance [COA] is an estimate of the costs a typical full-time student may incur over the fall and winter semesters combined. This figure is used in determining your financial aid eligibility and includes both direct and indirect costs. Direct costs include tuition, mandatory fees, books, room and board. Indirect costs include transportation and personal expenses.

Undergraduate
Resident
Undergraduate
Living with Parent
Undergraduate
Out-of-State
*Tuition & Fees
(12 credits)
7454
7454
11828
Loan Origination Fees
   68
  68
    68
Room & Board 
7846
3923
 7846
Books
 830
 830
  830
Personal & Travel
1550
1550
 1550
17748
13825
22122
Graduate
Resident
Graduate
Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees (8 credits)
6050
8662
Loan Origination Fees
   68
   68
Room & Board
7846
7846
Books
  620
  620
Personal & Travel
 1550
 1550
16134
18746

Students on Campus*Actual room and board, tuition rates and the date they are set will vary.  They are posted as early as possible on www.nmu.edu/tuition

If you have any additional educational related costs that you would like the Financial Aid Office to review, you can submit an Increase to Cost of Attendance Form with related documentation. Not all adjustments result in an increase in financial aid eligibility.

Some examples of adjustments and supporting documentation requirements to justify increases:

  • Study Abroad – Student will work with the International Studies Office to develop a budget that will then be submitted to the Financial Aid Office.

  • Book Costs in Excess of Budget – Student needs to provide book purchase receipts and syllabus to match up.

  • Daycare Expenses – Submit a letter from licensed daycare provider reflecting the costs for the semester (dollar amount per hour multiplied by number of hours per week multiplied by number of weeks per semester), signed and dated by the provider along with license number. The provider needs to submit a copy of the license.

  • Camcorder or Tools – Submit a letter/memo from the department indicating that the student in question is required to purchase the items as part of class requirements. Letter needs to indicate standard cost of items.

  • Commuter Living on Campus – Will originally be awarded as a commuter, but upon request will be recalculated as if living in campus housing.

  • 19 Credits or More – Upon request we will recalculate based on cost of tuition.

  • I-Book Expenses – Art and Design majors who will have the extra expense of an I-Book added to their cost of attendance may request, in writing, to increase their cost of attendance to cover the additional cost.

  • Other increases – On a case-by-case situation, unique situations may be approved with a written request from the student outlining the reasons and supporting documentation.