2011-2012 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)

8414

8414

13142

Loan Origination Fees

57

57

57

Room & Board

8174

4087

8174

Books & Supplies

900

900

900

Personal & Travel

1559

1559

1559

19104

15017

23832

Graduate

Resident

Graduate

Non-Resident

Tuition & Fees (5 credits)

3955

5700

Loan Origination Fees

57

57

Room & Board

8174

8174

Books & Supplies

375

375

Personal & Travel

1559

1559

14120

15865

*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 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.
  • 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.