About Financial Aid at NMU

Hearing Sciences student working with elementary school studentWe offer one of the lowest combined tuition and room and board rates among state institutions in Michigan.

Eighty-two percent of Northern students receive financial assistance.

We awarded nearly $35 million from all sources of financial aid last year.

Our average financial aid package is more than $12,265 per student each year.

We intend to continue this level of commitment, not only for those students who could not attend Northern without such assistance, but also for those who deserve to be recognized for their academic performance, talent or leadership ability.

We choose from a wide variety of financial aid resources for you:

- Grants and scholarships (which do not have to be repaid)
- Part-time, on-campus employment
- Low-interest loans (most of which are repaid after you leave college)