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. Students are encouraged to communicate with the Financial Aid Office throughout their college experience.
DIRECT PLUS LOAN FOR PARENTS
The Direct PLUS Loan Application for parents is available at www.studenloans.gov. Parents, log in using your FSA ID, select Apply for a PLUS Loan and then select Direct PLUS Loan Request for Parent Borrowers-Complete PLUS Request for Parents. Once you are on the application, make sure to select the correct award year. NOTE: If you are applying for Summer 2016, select Award Year 2015-2016.
FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA)
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 (FAFSA) annually by March 1.
NMU's Federal School Code: 002301
FSA ID REPLACES THE FEDERAL STUDENT AID PIN
An electronic user name and password, FSA ID, is required for students, parents and borrowers. The FSA ID has replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN which gives you access to the Federal Student Aid’s online systems and serves as your legal signature. Create your FSA ID here.
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.
Financial Aid Toolbox
- Net Price Calculators
Get an estimate of your out-of-pocket costs and potential financial aid.
- Financial Aid Pathfinder
Preparing for college – Do you need to know the next steps? Start here.
- Glossary of Terms
- College Scorecard
- Retrieve your NMU Identification Number. View Account Status.
- Federal Direct PLUS Loan Information for Parents
- State of Michigan Resources
- Foster Care, Homeless and Ward of the Court Youth Resources
- Veteran Resources
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