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International Applicants

Students who are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and who will require a visa to study in the United States.

Students with dual U.S. citizenship should apply as a U.S. citizen, even if living outside the United States.
Students with refugee or asylum status should provide proper documentation of status and follow domestic application instructions

International Application Instructions

International Application Deadlines

Fall Semester: June 1

Winter Semester: October 1

Summer Semester*: March 17
*Students may only start undergraduate level studies during fall or winter semesters

2020-2021 Cost of Attendance

One Year (Two Semesters)

Undergraduate Graduate MBA ESL
Tuition and Fees $17,176 $13,660 $13,270 $13,538
Room & Board $11,072 $11,072 $11,072 $11,072
Books & Supplies $800 $800 $800 $0 (included in fees)
NMU Health Insurance (12 months) $1,820 $1,820 $1,820 $1,820
Personal & Travel $2,438 $2,438 $2,438 $2,438
Total Costs $33,306 $29,790 $29,400 $28,868


Withholding Taxes
International students on nonimmigrant status visas ("F", "J", "M", or "Q") are subject to federal withholding tax on the amount of scholarship income they receive above the cost of their qualified tuition and fees.  The current withholding rates are 14% for documented international students and 30% for any student whose citizenship status is unknown or undocumented.

Health Insurance Costs
For information about insurance for dependents, please contact NMU's International Programs Office at or 906-227-2510.


International Programs
Phone: 906-227-2510