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Fill out the FAFSA.

Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov to complete your FAFSA. You will need to include NMU's Federal school code, which is 002301.

  • NMU does not have a financial aid application deadline.  However, we recommend you complete your FAFSA by March 1 to receive maximum consideration for all types of aid.
  • You must fill out a new FAFSA each year for financial aid. The FAFSA is available after January 1 of the year you plan to attend.
  • If you are able to use the data retrieval tool in the FAFSA to link your IRS information, it will simplify the process.
  • If you prefer to complete a paper FAFSA, call FAFSA 1-800-4-FED-AID to request a paper FAFSA to be sent to you.
FASFA Form
 
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Receive your Student Aid Report - it will be sent via e-mail or mailed to you.

This document will come to you from the FAFSA processor.  The Student Aid Report will explain your "expected family contribution" (EFC). This is a very important document to read and understand.

  • The EFC is an index of the family's financial strength based on income, assets, family size, etc., submitted on the FAFSA.
  • The EFC does not represent your actual amount due to the school.

If there are issues with any of the information reported on your FAFSA, they will be listed in the comment section of the Student Aid Report.  

Understanding Financial Aid
 
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Review your Student Aid Report.

If there are issues with any of the information reported on your FAFSA, they will be listed in the comment section of the Student Aid Report.

Review the Student Aid Report to ensure all information is correct.

Corrections can be made online at FAFSA or on the paper Student Aid Report.  Make sure to sign the updated paper Student Aid Report and mail it to the FAFSA processor.

Student Aid Report Notes Section