Who is eligible to participate in the Student Support Services program?  Program participants must be a United States citizen, be enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program at Northern Michigan University, have a need for support and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Are from a low-income household as determined by federal guidelines
  • Are a first-generation student where neither parent has earned a bachelor's degree
  • Have a documented disability

Download the Student Support Services Application (PDF).  The application is also available in MS Word format.

To best comply with federal guidelines in verifying 'Low Income' qualifications, we are asking applicants to provide a 2016 federal tax transcript.  If you are a 'Dependent Student,' a copy of your parent/s 2016 federal tax transcript is requested.  If you are an 'Independent Student,' a copy of your 2016 federal tax transcript is requested.

Federal tax transcripts may be ordered free of charge at: