2012-2013 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 (12-18 credits)

8710

8710

13606

Loan Origination Fees

   57

   57

     57

*Room & Board

8404

4202

8404

Books & Supplies

  900

   900

   900

Personal & Travel

1559

1559

 1559

 

19630

15428

24526

 

Graduate

Resident

Graduate

Non-Resident

*Tuition & Fees (5 credits)

4105

5910

Loan Origination Fees

   57

   57

*Room & Board

8404

8404

Books & Supplies

  375

  375

Personal & Travel

1559

 1559

 

14500

16305

*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 education 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 need to indicate standard cost of items.
  • Commuter Living on Campus - Will originally be awarded as a commuter, but upon request will be recalculated as living in campus housing.
  • Tuition Changes that Exceed the Above Budgeted Rates - Examples include undergraduate students exceeding 18 credit hours or graduate students exceeding 5 credit hours.  Also, adjustments will be considered for students with MBA tuition charges exceeding the budgeted amounts.
  • Additional NMU Fees - Different academic programs or courses have additional fees, such as lab fees for specific courses, NMU required testing fees, or I-Book fee for Art and Design majors.
  • 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.