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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.

2018-2019 FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA) IS AVAILABLE NOW

The 2018-2019 FAFSA is available to complete online at fafsa.ed.gov.  No need to estimate your tax information, you are required to report 2016 income tax information. You must reapply each year.

HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS AND PARENTS


FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION NIGHTS AND FAFSA COMPLETION WORKSHOPS SCHEDULED

NMU Financial Aid Staff will be presenting information on financial aid and filing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at several area schools.  Workshops will also be held to assist you in electronically filing your FAFSA.  Sites and dates can be found here.

FSA ID IS REQUIRED FOR STUDENTS, PARENTS AND BORROWERS

An electronic user name and password, FSA ID, is required for students, parents and borrowers.  The FSA ID gives you access to the Federal Student Aid’s online systems and serves as your legal signature.  Create your FSA ID here.

How to establish your FSA ID video.

FSA ID frequently asked question and responses
 

SELECTED FOR VERIFICATION?

Instructions for submitting or 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. Printable <a href="/financialaid/sites/DrupalFinancialAid/files/UserFiles/Forms/SAP_Appeal_Form_Revised_February_2015.pdf" target="_blank">Appeal for Reinstatement of Financial Aid (SAP) Form</a><br><br><a href="mailto:sap@nmu.edu">sap@nmu.edu</aThe 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, plese review the <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/financialaid/repeatcourses">Repeat Course Policy.</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. <a href="https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/loans/plus" target="_blank">Direct PLUS Loan Information</a>  |  <a href="https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/loans/plus" target="_blank">2016-2017 Plus Loan Application</a>

Financial Aid Toolbox

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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