Who is eligible to participate in the Student Support Services program?  Program participants must be a United States citizen, be enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program at Northern Michigan University, have a need for support and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Are from a low-income household as determined by federal guidelines
  • Are a first-generation student where neither parent has earned a bachelor's degree
  • Have a documented disability

The Student Support Services application is available online.

To best comply with federal guidelines in verifying 'Low Income' qualifications, we are asking applicants to provide a 2018 federal tax transcript.  If you are a 'Dependent Student,' a copy of your parent/s 2018 federal tax transcript is requested.  If you are an 'Independent Student,' a copy of your 2018 federal tax transcript is requested.

Federal tax transcripts may be ordered free of charge at:


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