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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.

Important Financial aid information

Change of enrollment date


Pell Grant and TEACH Grant Recipients: If you are making adjustments to your winter semester schedule, keep in mind that the Financial Aid Office will not recalculate the Federal Pell and TEACH Grants based on a change in enrollment that occurs after Tuesday January 21st . If you are working on enrolling in additional coursework, such as a directed study or internship, be sure your paperwork is submitted to the Registrar’s Office with all required approval signatures before 5 p.m. on Tuesday January 21st.


myStudentAid Mobile App

You can 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. 


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


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


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


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.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


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 Officefao@nmu.edu2107 Hedgcock

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