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An Exceptional Educational Value

NMU provides an exceptional educational value. Plus, we help to make paying for college manageable, with installment payment plans, scholarships, Federal Work-study jobs and other financial aid. Our goal is to minimize barriers to an enriching education.

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The cost for students to attend NMU compares favorably to the cost of attending other upper-Midwest public four-year universities. Explore NMU's scholarship opportunities and our net price calculator to determine exactly how much NMU will cost you. 


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Non-Michigan residents:

Our approach to "tuition reciprocity" is through our Wildcat Merit Scholarships for Non-Michigan residents.  The value of these scholarships are reviewed annually with the goal of using them 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. 

Allison working with her professor

“I love Northern because of the different opportunities I’ve had. I would tell students that are considering Northern to make a visit. Once you visit Marquette and you have the opportunity to meet other students and faculty and staff here on campus, Northern’s going to feel like home, just like it did for me."

Allison Opheim, B.S. '19

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