2023-24 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
JUST GETTING STARTED?
Create an FSA ID. We strongly recommend you create an FSA ID, a username and password combination that allows you to sign your FAFSA® form electronically. While you can get your FSA ID as you’re completing the FAFSA form online, getting it ahead of time and using it to begin your FAFSA form on fafsa.gov cuts down on errors and delays.
For maximum aid consideration and to help ensure your aid is in place by the time tuition is due, please file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid annually by May 1.
The 2023 Summer Financial Aid Application is available.
- Log on to your MyNMU account
- Financial Aid Information
- Summer Financial Aid Application
- Answer the questions; actual enrollment affects eligibility
You will be sent an email to your NMU email address after your application is processed in early April.
- If you are eligible for the type of aid you requested, you will receive instructions how to view and accept your summer financial aid eligibility.
- If no eligibility remains, you will receive an email that provides alternative options to consider including making monthly payments and applying for alternative student loans.
Your actual enrollment in summer courses will affect your financial aid. Most aid requires at least half-time enrollment, which is 6 or more credit hours over the summer for undergraduate students, 4 or more graduate-level credit hours for graduate students.
Please contact the NMU Financial Aid Office at 906-227-2327 or at FAO@nmu.edu if you have any questions.
Selected for Verification?
Before submitting documents to our office, please review your outstanding requirements in MyNMU. Some students may find they have fewer documents which must be submitted to our office, and others may not have to submit any additional information. You can find instructions on how to view the latest updates to your outstanding document requirements here: nmu.edu/finaid/viewaid (under Check for Required Information).
Tuition Advantage Program
If you qualify for the Michigan Achievement Scholarship and a Federal Pell Grant, NMU is committed to providing the remainder of your tuition.
The NMU Tuition Advantage is a last dollar scholarship that provides funding for tuition after Federal, state and institutional funding is used. This includes a Federal Pell Grant, the Michigan Achievement Scholarship, NMU scholarships/grants and any tuition-specific internal or external funds. Please note: NMU's Global Campus students are not eligible for the Tuition Advantage Program.
If a family experiences situations such as the loss of a job, retirement, separation or divorce, death, or excessive out of pocket medical expenses not covered by insurance, they should complete a "Special Circumstance Re-evaluation for Financial Aid" and provide supporting documentation. Please feel free to contact our office to speak to a Financial Aid Counselor regarding your situation. Click below for more information and contact our office with any questions
Know Your Next Steps
If you are a continuing student or a student who has attended orientation and are enrolled in classes, learn where your financial aid offer is in the granting and notification process by checking your student financial aid online.
Want to learn more about the programs that we have here at NMU? Check out the courses of study that we offer at the undergraduate and graduate level!