Financial Aid - General Information

Financial Aid Office

Address: 2107 C.B. Hedgcock
Phone: 906-227-2327
Web Page:
Director: Michael Rotundo
For complete listing of financial aid staff:

Graduate financial aid may be available to students who have been granted regular degree admission and meet all of the admission requirements of the Office of Graduate Education and the program department.

General Eligibility Requirements

All financial aid recipients must meet the following requirements: (1) have a high school diploma (or its equivalent); (2) be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen; (3) be enrolled in an eligible graduate program as a master’s degree candidate; (4) Have a valid Social Security Number; (5) Meet satisfactory academic progress as defined below; (6) be free of default on any educational loans; and not owe an overpayment on any federal grant; (7) be registered with Selective Service, if required; (8) must not have either a federal or state drug related conviction during a period when receiving federal financial aid.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Federal law requires all students who receive financial aid to make Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) toward their degree. The intent of this policy is to ensure that students who are receiving federal financial aid for their education are making measurable progress toward completion of a degree in a reasonable period of time. This policy affects federal, state and NMU institutional financial aid eligibility.

Satisfactory Progress Requirements/Appeals

For specific satisfactory progress requirements and the financial aid appeal process, see NMU's current guidelines.