Tuition and Fees

Financial Services Office
Address: 2201 C.B. Hedgcock
Phone: 906-227-1221

Coordinator Student Service Center and Manager of Financial Services:

Steven L. Bigalk


Students are eligible for registration or for graduation after they have fulfilled all requirements, including the payment of all financial obligations to Northern Michigan University. Students who incur obligation while enrolled may have their enrollment terminated administratively and summarily for failure to pay that obligation.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition is defined as the mandatory charge to attend class and receive an entry (credit or audit) on a transcript. All tuition rates are approved by the NMU Board of Trustees.

A fee is defined as a mandatory charge for a student to attend a class or classes. Fees are approved by the Board of Trustees.

Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice at the discretion of the Board of Trustees.

Students who elect a half credit-hour course will be charged at one-half the cost per credit hour.

Auditors (students who attend classes but do not desire credit) are governed by the same financial regulations as students desiring credit.

Payment Plan

Tuition and fees and on-campus housing charges must be paid in full by the due date specified. NMU offers both an installment and deferral plan that enables students to pay tuition and on-campus housing charges. Details about the program may be obtained by contacting the Student Service Center. Information is also available online at www.nmu.edu/paymentplans. Regardless of registration status, students should not attend classes until all tuition and fees are paid, or an installment or deferral plan has been instated.

Graduate Student Tuition and Fees

Current tuition and fee rates may be obtained from the Student Service Center, 2201 C.B. Hedgcock, by calling 906-227-1221, or on the Web at www.nmu.edu/tuition.

The following are included in the 2012-2013 academic year tuition and fees rates for full-time students:

Notebook computer: The use of a ThinkPad® notebook computer is provided for all full-time graduate students (8 credits per semester during the academic year). The computer will be replaced on a three-year cycle. Part-time graduate students who wish to lease a notebook can do so by contacting Academic Computing at 906-227-2468.

University fee: There is a per-semester fee for the fall and winter semesters for all full-time (8 credit hours) students.

Student discretionary activity fee: There is a per-semester fee for all students enrolled in six or more credits (on campus courses) for the fall and winter semesters.

Fall 2012 - Winter 2013 Graduate (On-campus) Tuition and Fees

Resident Graduate:
All credit hours $410.50 per credit
Nonresident Graduate:
All credit hours $591 per credit
MBA Program (Resident & Nonresident):
All credit hours $599 per credit

University Fee
8 or more credits $291 per semester
Student Activity Fee5
6 or more credits $31.72 per semester

Annual Resident Graduate Tuition and Fees6
NMU full-time graduate level (8 crs./sem.) $3,606.72 per semester
NMU full-time graduate level (16 crs./yr.) $7,213.44 per year

Annual Nonresident Graduate Tuition and Fees6
NMU full-time graduate level (8 crs./sem.) $5,050.72 per semester
NMU full-time graduate level (16 crs./yr.) $10,101.44 per year

5 - Student Approved Fees
6 - Includes use of a laptop computer for all full-time (8 credits or more per semester) graduate students. The university offers installment and deferral payment plans.

Summer 2013 (On-campus) Tuition and Fees

Resident Undergraduate
1-5 credit hours $336 per credit
over 5 credit hours $316 per credit

Nonresident Undergraduate
1-5 credit hours $540 per credit
over 5 credit hours $510 per credit

Resident Graduate
all credit hours $410.50 per credit
Nonresident Graduate
all credit hours $591 per credit
MBA Program (Resident & Nonresident):
All credit hours $599 per credit

Room and Board - Fall 2012 and Winter 2013

Room and Board
Double Occupancy Room (housing options) $4,004 per year
Constant Meal Plan (meal plans) $4,196 per year
Comprehensive Fee $204 per year
Room and Board Total:  
$8,404 per year7

7 - These are typical room and board options for NMU students. Different housing and meal plan options are outlined in the links above or on the Housing Web site.

Program Specific Fees

Program Specific Fees8
Art & Design Fee $250 per semester
Biology Lab Fee $25 per biology lab course
Bowling $82 per bowling course
Chemistry Lab Fee $40 per chemistry lab course
Clinical Lab Sciences Lab $25 per clinical lab sciences lab course
Cross Country Skiing $4 per cross country skiing course
Golf $35 per golf course
Nursing Fee $75 per semester

8 - Program specific fees are used to cover the costs of supplies and equipment.

Extension Rates - Fall, Winter and Summer
(Off Campus and Web Courses)

Graduate $410.50 per credit

 

Appeals Process

A committee exists to hear appeals from students who request exceptions to university policy in the following areas: refunds past stated deadlines, late registration fees and non-residency status. If a student feels that individual circumstances warrant exception to a policy, a written appeal may be sent to the appeals committee. Students wishing to submit appeals should contact the Dean of Students Office. The committee will consider the timeliness of the appeal in making its decision; appeals will not be considered for past semesters. The student will be notified in writing of the committee’s decision.