2023-24 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)


Create an FSA IDWe 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.

2024-25 FAFSA Updates

The 2024-25 FAFSA is available, however, your FAFSA information will not be sent to NMU until mid-March.

In order to prepare for changes and find updates, we recommend you visit studentaid.gov

The Financial Aid Office has set aside Wednesday, February 14th, and Tuesday, February 20th, as special days to help you with your 2024-2025 FAFSA.  Please stop by our office with your FSA ID log-in information for expert help and treats.

Please bring your laptop and photo ID as they will be required. Additional information to bring would be either your spouse's or parents' information: Legal name, social security number, email address & date of birth.   

You may review updates through this page: nmu.edu/admissions/updates

For more detailed information about the FAFSA Simplification, please visit the link below.

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).


Attend NMU Tuition Free

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. 

Situation Changes

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.

Global Campus Students

Federal financial aid for students and other aid opportunities may differ between university programs (e.g. Global Campus versus Marquette Campus). Please contact NMU's Financial Aid Office to explore your individual need and circumstance.

Financial Aid Offers

All new eligible students will begin receiving financial aid offers in the mail as early as mid-December. Additional information on the financial aid notification process for new and continuing students is available. Northern Michigan University is committed to using the Principles & Standards of the College Cost Transparency Initiative in its student financial aid offer.

Maintain Financial Aid Eligibility

Federal law requires all those who receive federal financial aid for students to make Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) toward their degree. Students at NMU must meet all of the SAP requirements.

Contact Information

Please do not email documents with personal identifying information, such as Social Security number, date of birth, etc.

2107 Hedgcock

Main 906-227-2327

Fax 906-227-2321

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