For students who will be new first-year students (freshmen) or new transfer students in Fall 2016, Winter 2017 or Summer 2017

Northern Michigan University offers a wide variety of resources in its Financial Aid Toolbox to help you understand the financial aid process and to provide you information you will need to help you financially plan your NMU educational experience.

Before you proceed: The award amounts included in this calculator represent estimates only for students entering NMU during the 2016-17 academic year. Final award amounts will be communicated to you after admission.  If you will be entering NMU during the 2017-18 academic year, please check back soon for your scholarship calculator.  You may view 2017-18 scholarships at

2016-17 First-Year/Freshman Net Price Calculator:

Will you be a new freshman at NMU?  This calculator uses the most current tuition and fee rates to help you estimate the cost of attending Northern Michigan University. Each February, the admission staff update the calculator, changing the current rates to estimated rates for the upcoming academic year. The estimated costs are replaced with the actual tuition and fee rates for the new school year in the summer when they are set by the NMU Board of Trustees, which usually happens in July. So, using this calculator provides estimates using either current or upcoming rates, depending on when you are activating the calculator.

2016-17 Transfer Student Net Price Calculator:

Will you be a new transfer student at NMU?  This calculator is similar to the net price calculator listed above however it has been customized to reflect the needs of a transfer student.

The tools above will provide some estimates about scholarships for students who will be new undergraduate degree-seeking students at NMU (new freshmen and new transfer students). If you have attended NMU as a degree-seeking student in the past, or are seeking a second baccalaureate degree, the scholarship information in the calculator does not apply. Please see the general scholarship site for more information.

Remember, students must complete the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year in order to be eligible for, and receive, an actual financial aid award that includes federal grant, loan or work-study assistance. For more information on applying for federal student aid, please visit

Please note that the estimate provided with either cost calculator does not represent a final determination, actual cost award, financial assistance or a final net price. The estimates are not binding; they are estimates provided in good faith with what information was available at the time. Also, please remember that the price of attendance and financial aid availability change year to year.

To learn more about NMU's current tuition and fees, go to If you have questions about attending NMU or NMU tuition and fees, contact the NMU Admissions Office at or 1-800-682-9797 or 906-227-2650, or the NMU Financial Aid Office at or 906-227-2327.