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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.

JUST GETTING STARTED?

CREATE AN FSA ID

We strongly recommend you create an FSA ID, a username and password combination that allows you to sign your FAFSA® form electronically. Your FSA ID also can be used to access the myStudentAid app and access certain information online. While you can get your FSA ID as you’re completing the FAFSA form online, getting it ahead of time and using it to begin your FAFSA form on fafsa.gov or on the myStudentAid mobile app cuts down on errors and delays. Find out how to get an FSA ID and what to do if you forgot your FSA ID.

Important note: If you’re a dependent student, one of your parents whose information is reported on the FAFSA form will also need an FSA ID so that he or she can sign your application electronically. If your parent doesn’t have a Social Security number (SSN), your parent won’t be able to create an FSA ID (which requires an SSN). This means you’ll have to select the option to print a signature page when you get to the end of your online FAFSA form.

2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Available October 1, 2019

For maximum aid consideration and to help ensure your aid is in place by the time tuition is due, please file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid annually by March 1.

You can also complete the 2020-21 FAFSA form using the myStudentAid app. Download the myStudentAid app in the Apple App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android). The myFAFSA component—which is used to complete the FAFSA form—is the app’s featured function.

IRS DATA RETRIEVAL TOOL

Link your tax return information using the Data Retrieval Tool found in the “Income Information” sections of the FAFSA.

SELECTED FOR VERIFICATION?

Instructions for three options on the IRS Data Retrieval Tool and Requesting your IRS Tax Return Transcript can be viewed and printed here.

AMENDED TAX RETURN FILERS

If you are selected for verification and filed an amended tax return, view documents required.

VICTIMS OF IDENTITY THEFT

Information on getting an alternate paper tax return transcript can be found here.

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. <a href="https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/loans/plus" target="_blank">Direct PLUS Loan Information</a>  |  <a href="https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action" target="_blank">2018-2019 Plus Loan Application</a>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>

Tracking Your Aid

AWARD NOTIFICATIONS

All new eligible students will begin receiving financial aid notices in the mail as early as March 1st. Additional information on the financial aid notification process for new and continuing students can be found here.

KNOW YOUR NEXT STEPS

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

Financial Aid Officefao@nmu.edu2107 Hedgcock

Telephone:  906-227-2327
Fax:  906-227-2321

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