Tuition and required fees

Room and board

Less NMU Scholarship





- $5,600

- $6,600

- $7,600

- $8,600

- $9,600








Northern Illinois University*





Illinois State University





Western Illinois University*





University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


$ 10,635



Non-Michigan residents: Our approach to "tuition reciprocity" is through our National Academic Award/Transfer National Academic Award.  The value of this award is reviewed annually with a goal of using this award to close the gap between out-of-state and in-state tuition rates as closely as possible. Residents of all U.S. states outside of Michigan are eligible. 

NMU's National Academic Award and Wildcat Achievement Awards Levels I-V are automatically awarded, regardless of financial need.  They are awarded to full-time first-year students (also known as first-time/full-time freshmen) based on grade point average and test scores.  They are awarded to new transfer students based on college grade point average.  Awards are renewable each year with maintenance of a minimum NMU GPA.  See details about these and other merit-based and need-based scholarships.

Tuition and fees based on 16 credit hours per semester. Room and board based on 2-bedroom, 4-person suite and constant meal pass or equivalent.

* Room and board rates may vary depending on specific residence hall assignment and not all offer an unlimited meal plan. 

Illinois resident tuition rates compared to NMU's non-resident tuition rates.