Scholarships And Grants

Below is a summary of Northern Michigan University's scholarships and awards provided by the University for students who are admitted to NMU and meet eligibility requirements. Students who meet the criteria upon admission to NMU will receive a letter of notification regarding the scholarship.

Students who do not meet the criteria will not be notified. Students who may meet the criteria after admission but prior to enrollment at NMU (due to updated transcripts or test scores) should contact the Admissions Office. Upon review, if students meet the criteria, they will receive written notification regarding the scholarship(s) they will be awarded.

Freshman Scholarships - Scholarships designated for "new freshmen" pertain to students who have not attended any college/post-secondary institution after high school graduation.  Scholarships listed here are for eligible U.S. citizens/ permanent residents only.

Computation of High School Grade Point Averages

NMU will use the overall cumulative GPA reported on the high school transcript.  If a high school computes more than one GPA (e.g. weighted and unweighted), we will use the higher of the two.

Transfer Awards - Scholarships listed here are for eligible U.S. citizens/ permanent residents only.

Scholarship, Cost and Financial Aid Information for New Freshmen and Transfer Students

Re-entry students may have their original NMU scholarship reinstated if they:

  • were eligible for renewal at the time they left NMU.

  • have not attended another college or university between enrollments at NMU.

  • are within the "consecutive semesters" timeline that began with the original awarding date of said scholarship. Semesters away from NMU do count in the consecutive semesters timeline.

Post-Baccalaureate (post-bac) students are not eligible for our freshmen or transfer scholarships. Other types of financial assistance may be available. Please consult with the financial aid office regarding your eligibility.

Freshman Fellowship

Talent Recognition Awards are available in art and design, music and theater. Please contact those departments directly to arrange auditions or submit portfolios and to obtain more detailed information.

NMU Donor-Funded Scholarships - Scholarships listed here are funded by private donors and have varying eligibility requirements for both need and merit-based applicants. Some scholarships are program-specific, while others are open to any major.

Alumni Legacy Scholarship and Alumni Dependent Tuition Program

International Student Awards

Other Awards (Board of Trustees Grant for students who are eligible for the Pell Grant, NMU ROTC Room/Board Scholarship, Michigan Army and Air National Guard Grant, Indian Tuition Waiver and NMU Employee Dependent Children Tuition Program)