Tuition and Fees

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 2016 - 2017 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 four-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 2016 - Winter 2017 Graduate (On-campus) Tuition and Fees

Resident Graduate:
All credit hours $494 per credit
Nonresident Graduate:
All credit hours $710 per credit
MBA Program (Resident & Nonresident):
All credit hours $623 per credit
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program (Resident & Nonresident):
All credit hours $672 per credit
 
University Fee
8 or more credits $312 per semester
Student Activity Fee5
6 or more credits $35.22 per semester
 
Annual Resident Graduate Tuition and Fees6
NMU full-time graduate level (8 crs./sem.) $4,299.22 per semester
NMU full-time graduate level (16 crs./yr.) $8,598.44 per year
 
Annual Nonresident Graduate Tuition and Fees6
NMU full-time graduate level (8 crs./sem.) $6,027.22 per semester
NMU full-time graduate level (16 crs./yr.) $12,054.44 per year
 
Annual MBA Graduate Tuition and Fees6
NMU full-time graduate level (8 crs./sem.) $5,331.22 per semester
NMU full-time graduate level (16 crs./yr.) $10,662.44 per year
 
Annual Doctor of Nursing Practice Graduate Tuition and Fees6
NMU full-time graduate level (8 crs./sem.)7 $5,376 per semester
NMU full-time graduate level (16 crs./yr.)7 $10,752 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.
7 - Exempt from university fee and student activity fee

Summer 2017 (On-campus) Tuition and Fees

Undergraduate - Lower Division

Resident Undergraduate:
1 to 5 credits $378 per credit
over 5 credits $358 per credit
Nonresident Undergraduate:
1 to 5 credits $607 per credit
over 5 credits $577 per credit

 

Undergraduate - Upper Division

Resident Undergraduate:
1 to 5 credits $399 per credit
over 5 credits $379.50 per credit
Nonresident Undergraduate:
1 to 5 credits $639 per credit
over 5 credits $609 per credit

 

Graduate

Resident Graduate
All credit hours $494 per credit
Nonresident Graduate
All credit hours $710 per credit
MBA Program (Resident & Nonresident):
All credit hours $623 per credit
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program (Resident & Nonresident):
All credit hours $672 per credit

Room and Board - Fall 2016 and Winter 2017

Room and Board
Double Occupancy Room (housing options) $4,926 per year
Gold Constant Meal Plan (meal plans) $4,678 per year
Comprehensive Fee $234 per year

Room and Board Total:

$9,838 per year

Differential Tuition, Course and Program Fees

Student Recreational Pass Fee (refundable)
All students with 6 or more credits $79 per semester
 
Program Specific Fees
Art & Design Majors $250 per semester
Art & Design Fee $5 per credit hour
Athletic Training Lab Fee $25 per course
Bowling Fee $82 per course
Business (300 and 400 level courses) $35 per credit hour
Clinical Sciences (300 and 400 level courses) $35 per credit hour
Communication and Performance Studies Majors $10 per semester
Cross Country Skiing Fee $5 per course
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program (all courses) $12.50 per credit hour
Emergency Health Care Lab Fee $25 per lab
Golf Fee $35 per course
Mountain Bicycling Fee $20 per course
Music Fee (excludes Music in Society Course) $35 per credit hour
Natural Sciences Fee (Biology, Chemistry, Physics/Astronomy, Geography/Environmental Sciences) $20 per credit hour
Nursing (200 through 400 level courses) $35 per credit hour
Radiography Clinic Fee $50 per course
TOS Materials Fee (100 to 400 level courses) $20 per credit hour

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

Undergraduate

Lower Division $378 per credit
Upper Division $399.50 per credit
 
Distance Education Fee8 $50 per credit

Graduate

All credit hours (other than programs below) $494 per credit
 
Online Master Programs (Public Administration, Higher Education in Student Affairs, Education Administration)
1 to 7 credits $494 per credit
8 credits $3,560 per semester
Over 8 credits $445 per credit
 
Online Master of Science in Clinical Molecular Genetics
1 to 7 credits $554 per credit
8 credits $3,976 per semester
Over 8 credits $497 per credit
 
Distance Education Fee8 $50 per credit

8 - Distance education fee applies to all web courses

     

  Appeals Process

An appeals committee exists to hear appeals from students who request exceptions to university policy regarding refunds past stated deadlines. 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 be considered up to 30 days into the next semester. The student will be notified in writing of the committee’s decision.


See Tuition and Fee Refunds for additional information.

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