AS OF MAY 10, 2015,

An electronic user name and password, FSA ID, used by students, parents and borrowers has replaced the Federal Student Aid Pin.  An information guide on how to create a FSA ID can be found here or view a brief video at  FSA ID frequently asked questions and responses can be found here.

Selected for Verification?
Tips on the IRS Data Retrieval Tool and Requesting your IRS Tax Return Transcript
Need to get us your official tax return information? You have three great options!
  • Option One:  Link your tax return information using the Data Retrieval Tool found in the “Income Information” sections of the FAFSA.
  • Option Two:  Request a mailed copy of your Income Tax Return Transcript
  • Option Three: Request a mailed copy of your Income Tax Return Transcript by calling 1-800-908-9946.

Instructions for the three options can be viewed and printed here.


Amended Tax Return Filers

When the school is aware that an individual has filed an amended tax return, the school needs to collect the following documents to complete verification for that individual:

  • An IRS Tax Return Transcript that includes information from the original tax return OR any other IRS tax transcript that includes all income and tax information from the original tax return required for verification (neither of which has to be signed); and
  • A signed copy of the IRS Form 1040X that was filed with the IRS.

Victims of Identity Theft

Victims of identity theft who cannot get a return transcript or use the DRT must call the IRS’s Identity Protection Specialized Unit (IPSU) toll-free number at 800-908-4490. After the IPSU authenticates your identity, you can ask the IRS to mail you an alternate paper tax return transcript known as the TRDBV (Transcript DataBase View). Please send us a copy of the TRDBV once it has been received.


For victims of identity theft who have previously been in contact with the IRS and have not achieved a resolution to their case, you may contact the IRS Identity Protection Specialized Unit, toll-free, at 800-908-4490. If you are unable to get your issue resolved and are experiencing financial difficulties, contact the Taxpayer Advocate Service toll-free at 877-777-4778.

Promissory Notes and Entrance Counseling
Entrance and Exit Counseling

Direct Loans Entrance Counseling


FSA Direct Loans

Direct Loans Master Promissory Note for Students and Parents

Federal Perkins Loan



Master Promissory Note

News and Information

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Financial Aid Office Hours

Academic Year
August 17, 2015 - April 29, 2016
Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. (ET)

Telephone:  906-227-2327
FAX:            906-227-2321

The Financial Aid office is located in 2107 C.B. Hedgcock. When you visit our office, please bring a photo I.D. and know your NMU identification number.  You can find your NMU IN by clicking on View Account Status at

Financial Aid Award Notification
When will you know about your financial aid package for the 2015-2016 school  year?  New students will receive notification through the mail in mid/late March. Current NMU students will receive an e-mail or by visiting MyNMU. Information on the financial aid notification process for new and continuing students can be found here.

Lutheran Social Services of Michigan Education and Training Voucher
Were you in foster care on or after your 14th birthday?  Were you adopted from foster care on or after your 16th birthday?  If so, you may be eligible for the Education and Training Voucher Program (ETV) which provides up to $4,000 (effective June 1, 2013) per year to students.  Additional information can be found at


Fostering Futures Scholarship

Were you in Michigan foster care after your 13th birthday?  If so, you may be eligible for the Fostering Futures Scholarship which can be used for tuition, fees, room, board, books, supplies and equipment.  Additional information can be found here.

This funding can be used along with the Education and Training Voucher Program (ETV).

Tracking Your Aid
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.

State Site Offers ResourcesThe official State of Michigan website offers resources for understanding and filling out FAFSA. There's also information about loans, state scholarships and more.

NMU’s Federal Code


This is Northern Michigan University's Federal School Code that you will use when completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

2015-2016 Academic Year

For maximum aid consideration and to help ensure your aid is in place by the time 2015 fall tuition is due, please file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Direct PLUS Loan

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.

Maintain Financial Aid Eligibility

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 SAP requirements.

Printable Appeal for Reinstatement of Financial Aid (SAP) Form

Repeat Courses

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 Repeat Course Policy.