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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.

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Have you completed the FAFSA? Don't wait!


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.

You can also complete the 2021-22 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.


Why do I have to submit my 2019 tax and income information on my 2021–22 FAFSA® form?

The 2021–22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form asks for 2019 income and tax information.

This is advantageous for most students and their families because it

  • allows for immediate use of the Internal Revenue Service Data Retrieval Tool to transfer financial information for eligible applicants,
  • eliminates estimating income and tax information before taxes are filed,
  • reduces the need to come back and update a FAFSA form after filing taxes, and
  • enables submitting a FAFSA form as early as October of the year before attending school.


 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 

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



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

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. <a href="/financialaid/sites/DrupalFinancialAid/files/UserFiles/SAP_Appeal.docx">SAP Appeal From</a> 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>
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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