This page will outline everything you would need to know about the following topics:

  • Tuition Structure
  • Billing Information
  • Meal Plans & Housing
  • Bookstore & Textbooks
  • Wildcat Express Card
  • Health Center
  • Parking Permits
  • Athletic Events
  • Recreation Membership
  • Financial Aid

And much more!

mynmu is the primary digital hub for services that students may need to access. Within MyNMU you will find access to several resources within the Student Services Tab, including: 

  • Your student information
  • Academic information
    • Class schedule
    • Degree evaluation
    • Grades
    • Holds
    • Transcripts
  • Registration information
  • Certain financial aid information
  • Tax information

Included within the Student Services tab, there is also a plethora of other information including:

Tuition Structure & eBill


Bills are available to students on MyNMU

Students may elect to give their parents
access to their financial information via
eBill’s Authorized Users function

For information and steps to do with eBills: Ebill Payment System Information.


Tuition Structure

Tuition structure broken down between undergraduate on-campus, undergraduate off-campus as well as graduate rates and categories. Tuition, room & board, fees, and other costs are outlined per semester, per category. Additional information can also be found below.

Any information regarding tuition and the cost of attending NMU is broken down here and updated yearly as the rates change: NMU Tuition and Costs



There are fees associated with costs:

University fee: $389 (2022-2023 rate) per semester fee for the fall and winter semesters for all undergraduate students enrolled in 12 or more credits and all graduate students enrolled in eight or more credits.

Activity fee: 

Student Discretionary Activity Fee $37.12

This fee is collected during fall and winter semesters from all graduate, undergraduate, and vocational students carrying six or more on-campus credit hours.

This includes things such as: Northwind, WUPX, ASNMU, SFC, Campus Cinema, NoMad, Student, Art Gallery, Northern Arts & Entertainment, Platform Personality and Special Events Committee

Student Athletic fee: $265, Students during their first semester pay a one-time student athletic fee, which allows access to all regular season home games for athletics. Some sports requiring reservation of a ticket, which is free online at

PEIF Recreation Membership Fee: $85 per semester. Student can opt-out of this fee. This grants access to the recreation center on campus within the Physical Education Instructional Facility (PEIF). This also includes access to several other opportunities:

  • Intramural activities

  • Includes aerobic classes, racquetball courts, weight room, pool, climbing wall, basketball courts, etc.

  • Access to Superior Dome (track for running and walking, tennis and field use)

  • Drop-in hockey and figure skating

  • Reduced rates on Outdoor Recreational Center Equipment rentals.

  • Fit Zone

Course Fees: There are various course fees for some academic programs that include specific circumstances outlined below:

  • Art and Design courses: $5 per credit
  • Business 300 & 400 $39 per credit
  • Music courses: $39 per credit (except Music in Society)
  • Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy and Geography/Environmental Science courses $24 per credit
  • Clinic Sciences 300 & 400 level courses $39 per credit
  • Nursing 200-400 $39 per credit
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Program (all courses) $69 per credit
  • Technology and Occupational Sciences courses 100-level and higher $24 per credit


Room Charges

Room and board is another aspect of costs for attending NMU. If you live on campus, there are costs associated with housing which are dependent on where you live. Housing rates can be found here: NMU Housing Rates.


Proxy Access

Student are able to grant proxy access to their records. Students have the ability to share any or all aspects of their academic record including:

  • Student Information (major, advisor, residency, etc.)
  • Academic holds
  • Student schedule by day/time
  • Final grades
  • Academic transcripts
  • Degree evaluation
  • Address and phone numbers
  • Emergency contacts

Revoking Access: Students may revoke proxy access at any time.

To grant access, visit, login and go to student services. Once you are there, select Proxy Access - Grant Others Access to Grades, Schedules, Etc., then add a proxy by filling out the requested information. 

Students can then choose what to grant access to.

Billing & Payment Information


Payments are calculated after Financial Aid is applied

Payments are based on outstanding account balances (charges may be added
through the semester such s single room, parking, Health Center, etc.)

There is a $25 late fee if payment to payment plan is not made on time

There is a $100 late fee for unpaid tuition if no payment plan is set up.

Problems? Contact the Student Service Center 906-227-1221


Payment Options

Pay in Full: Tuition and fees paid in full by Friday, August 19, 2022. Bills will be sent via e-mail only, paper bills will not be sent. 2.85% fee for credit card or debit card payments

Easy Pay Plan: 4 payments of tuition and fees (plus room and board if applicable) due August 19,
September 19, October 19, November 19, 2022. ($50 non-refundable service fee charge applied to bill)

Deferred Payment: If you use this plan you do not make an August payment. You must sign up on-line by the tuition due date ($75 set-up fee applied to bill). Payment due September 19, 2022.

*Based on 2022-2023 academic year

Financial Aid

Any and all financial aid information will be located at the Financial Aid Office webpage.

Office: 2107 C.B. Hedgcock Building,, Main Number: 906-227-2327

  • Student
    • File FAFSA, Stay engaged
    • Follow up with Next Steps – documents?


  • Student’s Support Team – Parents or Guidance Counselors
    • Advise, good decision making
    • Local scholarship opportunities


  • Financial Aid Office:
    • Identifying eligible awards
    • Communicating – FA Notices
    • Counseling
    • Monitoring continued eligibility


  • Other players:
    • Department of Education
    • NMU’s Student Service Center – Billing Office

$83 million dollars of financial aid last year

About 87% of our Undergraduate students receive some kind of financial aid – federal, state, private, NMU funds

95% of new freshmen

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

File online at with FSA ID and password


Expected Family Contribution

An index schools use to determine student need and the specific types and amounts of student aid you are eligible to receive.

Federal formula developed by Congress

What a family could reasonably be expected to contribute toward education expenses for one year. Not necessarily what your family will actually pay.

Types of Financial Aid

  • Gift Aid (Free Money!)
    • Grants – typically need-based
    • Scholarships – typically merit-based
  • Self Help Aid
    • Work-Study – student earns funds through part-time employment
    • Work Study - Reasons to work:

      • Money

      • Connection to University

      • Grades, graduation, retention

      • References

      • FAFSA reporting

      • Work Study does not apply directly to the bill –student will receive a paycheck

    • Loans – student must repay funds
      • Federal Direct Loans – Subsidized/Unsubsidized

        • Subsidized – no interest while in school (4.99% for 2022-23)

        • Unsubsidized – interest while in school (4.99 for 2022-23)

        • Typically $5,500/year total

      • Accept/decline/reduce via MyNMU

      • Other Loan Options

        • Private/Alternative Lenders

        • PLUS Loan – Federal Loan for Parents

          • (7.54% for 2022-23)

      • (payments can be deferred)


Change in Circumstances

Contact us if you experience a change in circumstances from 2020:

  • Loss of job or income
  • Divorce or separation
  • Excessive out of pocket medical bills

Request for Re-Evaluation Form

Things to keep in mind:

  • Awards are based upon full-time enrollment
  • Passive Acceptance – Except student loans
  • Outside Scholarships – Scholarship searches
  • Aid Adjustments
  • Overages
  • Financial aid does not always cover the entire bill
  • Payment Plans
  • Alternative / PLUS loans
  • FERPA – Release of Information


Rights and Responsibilities

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

  • GPA (2.0 cumulative)
  • Attempted credits (150%)
  • Completion percentage (67%)

For the Future

  • File the FAFSA each year by March 1
  • Keep FSA ID and password
  • NMU Foundation Scholarships – application available January/February
  • Be sure students check email and MyNMU regularly

Contact us if you have questions!

Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)

For Michigan students who have received Medicaid during certain ages/periods

Student must:

  • Graduate from high school/equivalency by age 20 (21 if Middle College)
  • Fill out a FAFSA
  • Be identified through MDHHS
  • Enroll at least half-time at participating college
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • For more information:
  • Will pay for up to 80 college credits, an associate degree or certificate= $36, 280 potential tuition
  • Begin using TIP within 4 years of HS graduation and conclude within 10 years
  • Be a US Citizen, permanent resident, or approved refugee
  • Be a Michigan resident

More information on certain financial aids

Housing & Residence Life

NMU Housing and Residence Life has several housing options broken down between on-campus residence halls and on-campus apartments. Information on residence halls can be found here: NMU Residence Halls.

  • Quad
    • Hunt
    • Van Antwerp
    • Magers
    • Meyland
  • Woods
    • Birch
    • Cedar
    • Maple


Meal Plan Requirements

All students living in residence halls are required to participate in one of the following meal plans.

All incoming freshmen are required to be on the Platinum, Gold or Basic 14 Constant Plan. Each plan includes weekly X-Change meals, Dining Dollars to purchase snacks and guest passes for others to use.

There are also options for non-residential students.

NMU has several dining locations, including smaller restaurants, convenience stores and a Starbucks

Bookstore and Text books

NMU Barnes & Noble Bookstore

Located in the beautiful Northern Center! Course materials and supplies required for all majors and minors. New, used, rental, and digital course material options (including digital rental!). Choose “NMU Bookstore” through “MyNMU” and everything will be listed for you!

Download the “My College Bookstore” App. Search, place orders and get special discounts!

NMU Bookstore:

Average cost per semester is approximately $400. You can save significantly by renting materials, including digital options

Payment options: cash, credit cards, ApplePay (and others!), Paypal, NMU Account. Charge (almost) ANYTHING in the store to your NMU student account! ($600 limit per semester; account must be in Good Standing with NMU, semester date restrictions)

Order your books today, choose in store pick up, and they will be waiting for you in August!

Wildcat Express Card

The Wildcat Express Center is your one-stop-shop for any Wildcat ID information

Student IDs or Wildcat IDs are a comprehensive ID card with a variety of uses beyond just identification. These uses include:

  • Meal Plans and Dining Dollars, CatCa$h (optional campus debit account):
  • Printing/copying
  • Dining
  • Record time and attendance for employment
  • PEIF access
  • Library usage
  • Flagstar Banking Function for on and off campus (optional)Door Access

Office located in Northern Center adjacent to Flagstar Bank

CatCa$h is money that is stored on students Wildcat ID card to be used on campus.

Adding Money is Easy!

  • In-person
    • Cash – Check – Credit/Debit
    • Wildcat Express Center in Northern Center
  • Online (students, parents, grandparents and guardians) 
  • Valueport machine - Harden Hall– Main floor by circulation desk
    • Cash


NMU Health Center

NMU Health Center

  • Two Board Certified MDs (office visits beginning at $65)
  • Three RN’s (visits typically $30)
  • One Nurse Practitioner
  • On-site lab
  • Health Center will bill insurance (check with insurance provider)
    • bring insurance cards! We file claims for clinic/labs. If there is a deductible/co-insurance, it will be billed to student’s eBill
    • consent for treatment form must be signed if student is under 18
  • Proof of measles immunizations required

NMU Health Center - Pharmacy
Pharmacy on site
Prescription transfers/refills: 906-227-1165
Pharmacy copays must be paid at time of service
(cash, check, credit cards accepted)

Safe On Campus

Safe on Campus contains a variety of information important to the campus community. Information regarding COVID safety protocols and other pertinent information.  Safe on Campus is updated regularly.


NMU Public Safety

Parking information:

Permits should be purchased within or before the first week of the semester

  • Motor vehicles
    • 1st vehicle $140.00
    • 2nd vehicle $70.00
  • Motorcycles/Mopeds $22.50
  • Bicycles - No fee (must register with NMUPD

Permits valid through Aug 1st

Lake Safety:

As a Northern Michigan University student you will have many opportunities to interact with magnificent Lake Superior.  We encourage you to enjoy all the natural wonder that Lake Superior has to offer, but also respect the lake’s power, too.   Please do not put yourself or your friends in dangerous water-related situations.  Enjoy Lake Superior, but be safe when you do.

Important websites:
Marquette Beach Flag Advisory System
Video: Understanding what to do in a Rip Current

Cold Safety & Inclement Weather:

If you attend or work at NMU, you know we sometimes have inclement weather. There are several ways to get an update on the university’s decisions about bad weather, including messages on the NMU home page ( and NMU Police Department home page (, as well as calling the B-R-R-R line (906-227-BRRR) and listening to area media outlets.  The media outlets are notified by 6 a.m. if day classes are cancelled and by 2 p.m. if night classes are cancelled.

Federal Requirements Violence Against Women Act

Federal Requirements Violence Against Women Act

Must educate new students regarding sexual violence

We are using a program called Everfi

  • Attempts to prepare students BEFORE they begin college.
  • Provides a foundation relating to sex in college, partying smart, sexual violence, and healthy relationships. 
  • Tracks how their behavior and attitude shift.
  • Checks in with them when they return for their second year.

We have asked students to complete the program – the link will be sent to

More information can be found here: Relationship Violence, Sexual Misconduct, and Stalking Policy 

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) is intended to protect the confidentiality of student records and to give students access to their records to assure the accuracy of their contents.

  • 1974 Buckley Amendment
  • Relationship between students and parents
  • Set your own standards and expectations
  • Contact us
  • Emergencies

Family & Parent Newsletter

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NMU Family & Parent Program

NMU Parent Information

NMU Family Weekend

October 7-9, 2022

Family Weekend is a time for you to feel a part of your student’s college experience. There are a variety of activities for your family to enjoy, and allows informal time with your Wildcat.

Attend some or all at your own pace. Simply show up!

Hotel accommodations will fill quickly as there’s also a local festival in the community.

More information on Family Weekend at NMU.