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Financial Aid

Northern Michigan University’s Financial Aid Office is dedicated to helping students navigate the financial aid process and advising students of other available financial resources to ensure appropriate funding. Financial aid opportunities may differ between university programs (e.g. Global Campus versus Marquette Campus). Please contact NMU's Financial Aid Office to explore your individual need and circumstance. Information on financial aid for NMU Global Campus students can be found here.

COVID-19 Student Loan Borrower Relief


The 2020 Summer Financial Aid Application is available.

Log on to your MYNMU account 

Financial Aid Information

Summer Financial Aid Application

Answer the questions; actual enrollment affects eligibility


Beginning in early April, applicants will receive an email to let you know your application has been processed, with one of two outcomes.

If you are eligible for the type of aid you requested, you will receive instructions how to view and accept your summer financial aid eligibility.

If no eligibility remains, you will receive an email that provides alternative options to consider including making monthly payments and applying for alternative student loans.

Your actual enrollment in summer courses will affect your financial aid. If you are enrolled less than half time, you will not have federal loan eligibility.

Please contact the NMU Financial Aid Office at 906-227-2327 if you have any questions.


Please do not email documents with personal identifying information, such as Social Security number, date of birth, etc.

Completed a FAFSA?

Students who wish to receive federal financial aid must submit The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). A new FAFSA must be completed for each academic year. The FAFSA can be completed online at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa.


 If a family experiences situations such as the loss of a job, retirement, separation or divorce, death, or excessive out of pocket medical expenses not covered by insurance, they should complete a "Request for Re-Evaluation of Financial Assistance" and provide supporting documentation. The forms are available here. Please feel free to contact our office to speak to a Financial Aid Counselor regarding your situation. "



Updates can be viewed on MYNMU using the steps below:

1. Log in to your MYNMU account with your NMU log in

2. Select Admitted to NMU or Student Services tab

3. Select Financial Aid-Information

4. Choose Financial Aid Status under Financial Aid

5. Select the Academic Year you wish to view

Select "You have been awarded" to view your award OR Select “Student Requirements” to view what's missing


Federal law requires all students who receive financial aid to make Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) toward their degree. Students at NMU must meet all of the <a href="/financialaid/node/4" target="_blank">SAP</a> requirements.The Direct PLUS Loan is a loan parents can borrow on behalf of their dependent student.  This funding is through the Federal government and the student must have a completed FAFSA on file.The Financial Aid Office will not monitor courses that are repeated for the first time.  For financial aid purposes, students will be able to repeat a course one time for any reason.  If you are considering repeating a course, please review the <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/financialaid/repeatcourses">Repeat Course Policy.</a>
Student with counselor

Tracking Your Aid


All new eligible students will begin receiving financial aid offers in the mail as early as mid-December. Additional information on the financial aid notification process for new and continuing students can be found here.


If you are a continuing student or a student who has attended orientation and are enrolled in classes, learn where your financial aid offer is in the granting and notification process by checking your student financial aid online.

Financial Aid Office 2107 Hedgcockfao@nmu.eduPhone: 906-227-2327Fax: 906-227-2321