The estimated cost of attendance (COA) is an estimate of the costs a typical student may incur over the fall and winter semesters combined. This figure is used in determining your financial aid eligibility and includes both direct and indirect costs.

Direct costs are the expenses that students are billed directly by the university.  These include tuition, fees, housing and meals(if living on campus).

Indirect costs refer to those expenses that students incur by attending college, but are not billed directly to their account.  Indirect costs include reasonable rent, food, transportation, books, supplies, and other miscellaneous personal expenses that can vary considerably from student to student

Undergraduate On-campus (NMU housing)      
  Michigan Residents Non-Michigan Residents 
  Lower-Division Upper-Division Lower-Division Upper-Division
  (1-55 credit hours) (56+ credit hours) (1-55 credit hours) (56+ credit hours)
Tuition & Fees  (12-16 cr hrs)               $12,476             $13,068               $18,110              $18,958
Housing and Meals                 11,862                11,862                 11,862                11,862
Books and supplies                     750                    750                     750                    750
Transportation                     358                     358                     358                     358
Other Educational costs                   1,668                  1,668                   1,668                  1,668
TOTAL               $27,114              $27,706               $32,748              $33,596
         
Undergraduate Michigan Residents - Living with Parent    
  Lower-Division Upper-Division    
  (1-55 credit hours) (56+ credit hours)    
Tuition & Fees  (12-16 cr hrs)               $12,476              $13,068    
Housing and Meals                  5,020                 5,020    
Books and supplies                     750                    750    
Transportation                  2,022                 2,022    
Other Educational costs                   1,668                  1,668    
TOTAL               $21,936              $22,528    
         
Undergraduate Off-Campus (own/rent)      
  Michigan Residents Non-Michigan Residents 
  Lower-Division Upper-Division Lower-Division Upper-Division
  (1-55 credit hours) (56+ credit hours) (1-55 credit hours) (56+ credit hours)
Tuition & Fees  (12-16 cr hrs)               $12,476              $13,068              $18,110              $18,958
Housing and Meals                10,040               10,040                10,040               10,040
Books and supplies                     750                    750                     750                    750
Transportation                     946                     946                     946                     946
Other Educational costs                   1,668                  1,668                   1,668                  1,668
TOTAL              $25,880              $26,472               $31,514              $32,362
         
Graduate Students        
  Michigan Residents Non-Michigan Residents
Tuition & Fees  (6 cr hrs)                $7,604                          $10,260  
Housing and Meals                 11,998                   11,998  
Books and supplies                     640                       640  
Transportation                     946                       946  
Other Educational costs                   1,668                                   1,668  
TOTAL               $22,856                      $25,512
  • Actual room and board, tuition rates and the date they are set will vary. They are posted as early as possible on www.nmu.edu/tuition.
  • For the Cost of Attendance purposes, NMU will use the value of Quad II double occupancy room and the Gold Constant meal plan for on-campus students, and a reasonable amount based on student feedback from a periodic cost survey for off-campus living. 

If you have any additional education related costs that you would like the Financial Aid Office to review, you can submit an Increase to Cost of Attendance Form with related documentation. Not all adjustments result in an increase in financial aid eligibility.

Some examples of adjustments and supporting documentation requirements to justify increases:

  • Study Abroad - Student will work with the International Studies Office to develop a budget that the student submits to the Financial Aid Office.
  • Book Costs in Excess of Budget - Student needs to provide book purchase receipts and syllabus to match up.
  • Daycare Expenses - Submit a letter from licensed daycare provider reflecting the costs for the semester (dollar amount per hour multiplied by number of hours per week multiplied by number of weeks per semester), signed and dated by the provider along with license number. The provider needs to submit a copy of the license.
  • Camcorder or Tools - Submit a letter/memo from the department indicating that the student in question is required to purchase the items as part of class requirements. Letter need to indicate standard cost of items.
  • Commuter Living on Campus - Will originally be awarded as a commuter, but upon request will be recalculated as living in campus housing.
  • Tuition Changes that Exceed the Above Budgeted Rates - Examples include undergraduate students exceeding 16 credit hours or graduate students exceeding 6 credit hours. Also, adjustments will be considered for students with MBA tuition charges exceeding the budgeted amounts.
  • Additional NMU Fees - Different academic programs or courses have additional fees, such as lab fees for specific courses, distance education fees, NMU required testing fees, or I-Book fee for Art and Design majors.
  • Other Increases - On a case-by-case situation, unique situations may be approved with a written request from the student outlining the reasons and supporting documentation.
Undergraduate On-campus (NMU housing)        
           
  Michigan Residents     Non-Michigan Residents 
  Lower-Division Upper-Division   Lower-Division Upper-Division
  (1-55 credit hours) (56+ credit hours)   (1-55 credit hours) (56+ credit hours)
Tuition & Fees  (12-16 cr hrs)               $12,172           $12,748              $17,668           $18,496
Housing and Meals                 11,572             11,572                11,572             11,572
Books and supplies                     750                  750                    750                 750
Transportation                     358                  358                     358                  358
Other Educational costs                   1,668               1,668                  1,668               1,668
TOTAL              $26,520           $27,096              $32,016           $32,844
           
           
Undergraduate Michigan Residents - Living with Parent      
           
  Lower-Division Upper-Division      
  (1-55 credit hours) (56+ credit hours)      
Tuition & Fees  (12-16 cr hrs)               $12,172           $12,748      
Housing and Meals                   4,896               4,896      
Books and supplies                     750                  750      
Transportation                  2,022               2,022      
Other Educational costs                   1,668               1,668      
TOTAL              $21,508          $22,084      
           
           
Undergraduate Off-Campus (own/rent)        
           
  Michigan Residents     Non-Michigan Residents 
  Lower-Division Upper-Division   Lower-Division Upper-Division
  (1-55 credit hours) (56+ credit hours)   (1-55 credit hours) (56+ credit hours)
Tuition & Fees  (12-16 cr hrs)               $12,172            $12,748              $17,668           $18,496
Housing and Meals                   9,794               9,794                  9,794               9,794
Books and supplies                     750                  750                    750                 750
Transportation                     946                  946                     946                  946
Other Educational costs                   1,668               1,668                  1,668               1,668
TOTAL              $25,330           $25,906             $30,826           $31,654
           
           
Graduate Students          
           
  Michigan Residents Non-Michigan Residents  
Tuition & Fees  (6 cr hrs)                 $7,418            $10,010      
Housing and Meals                 11,704             11,704      
Books and supplies                     640                  640      
Transportation                     946                  946      
Other Educational costs                   1,668               1,668      
TOTAL              $22,376           $24,968    
  • Actual room and board, tuition rates and the date they are set will vary. They are posted as early as possible on www.nmu.edu/tuition.
  • For the Cost of Attendance purposes, NMU will use the value of Quad II double occupancy room and the Gold Constant meal plan for on-campus students, and a reasonable amount based on student feedback from a periodic cost survey for off campus living. 

If you have any additional education related costs that you would like the Financial Aid Office to review, you can submit an Increase to Cost of Attendance Form with related documentation. Not all adjustments result in an increase in financial aid eligibility.

Some examples of adjustments and supporting documentation requirements to justify increases:

  • Study Abroad - Student will work with the International Studies Office to develop a budget that the student submits to the Financial Aid Office.
  • Book Costs in Excess of Budget - Student needs to provide book purchase receipts and syllabus to match up.
  • Daycare Expenses - Submit a letter from licensed daycare provider reflecting the costs for the semester (dollar amount per hour multiplied by number of hours per week multiplied by number of weeks per semester), signed and dated by the provider along with license number. The provider needs to submit a copy of the license.
  • Camcorder or Tools - Submit a letter/memo from the department indicating that the student in question is required to purchase the items as part of class requirements. Letter need to indicate standard cost of items.
  • Commuter Living on Campus - Will originally be awarded as a commuter, but upon request will be recalculated as living in campus housing.
  • Tuition Changes that Exceed the Above Budgeted Rates - Examples include undergraduate students exceeding 16 credit hours or graduate students exceeding 6 credit hours. Also, adjustments will be considered for students with MBA tuition charges exceeding the budgeted amounts.
  • Additional NMU Fees - Different academic programs or courses have additional fees, such as lab fees for specific courses, distance education fees, NMU required testing fees, or I-Book fee for Art and Design majors.
  • Other Increases - On a case-by-case situation, unique situations may be approved with a written request from the student outlining the reasons and supporting documentation.
Undergraduate On-campus (NMU housing)        
           
  Michigan Residents     Non-Michigan Residents 
  Lower-Division Upper-Division   Lower-Division Upper-Division
  (1-55 credit hours) (56+ credit hours)   (1-55 credit hours) (56+ credit hours)
*Tuition & Fees  (12-16 cr hrs)               $11,680             $12,232                 $17,176             $17,980
*Housing and Meals**               11,072             11,072                 11,072             11,072
Books and supplies                        760                      760                          760                      760
Transportation                        364                      364                          364                      364
Other Educational costs                     1,684                   1,684                       1,684                   1,684
TOTAL          $25,560        $26,112            $31,056        $31,860
           
           
Undergraduate Michigan Residents - Living with Parent      
           
  Lower-Division Upper-Division      
  (1-55 credit hours) (56+ credit hours)      
*Tuition & Fees  (12-16 cr hrs)               $11,680             $12,232      
Housing and Meals                4,944               4,944      
Books and supplies                        760                      760      
Transportation                     2,072                   2,072      
Other Educational costs                     1,684                   1,684      
TOTAL          $21,140        $21,692      
           
           
Undergraduate Off-Campus (own/rent)        
           
  Michigan Residents     Non-Michigan Residents 
  Lower-Division Upper-Division   Lower-Division Upper-Division
  (1-55 credit hours) (56+ credit hours)   (1-55 credit hours) (56+ credit hours)
*Tuition & Fees  (12-16 cr hrs)  $11,680  $12,232    $17,176  $17,980
Housing and Meals 9,888 9,888   9,888 9,888
Books and supplies 760 760   760 760
Transportation 968 968   968 968
Other Educational costs            1,684                  1,684              1,684                  1,684
TOTAL          $24,980                $25,532            $30,476                $31,280
           
           
Graduate Students          
           
  Michigan Residents Non-Michigan Residents  
*Tuition & Fees  (5 cr hrs)                $5,880               $8,040      
Housing and Meals                9,888               9,888      
Books and supplies                        312                      312      
Transportation                   968                      968      
Other Educational costs                     1,684                   1,684      
TOTAL          $18,732        $20,892      

*Actual room and board, tuition rates and the date they are set will vary. They are posted as early as possible on www.nmu.edu/tuition.

**For the Cost of Attendance purposes, NMU will use the value of Quad II double occupancy room and the Silver Constant meal plan. Students opting to live off campus, or in either The Woods or NMU apartments will not receive an adjusted budget based on the higher costs, similarly, students opting for the Platinum Meal Plan will not receive adjusted budgets.


If you have any additional education related costs that you would like the Financial Aid Office to review, you can submit an Increase to Cost of Attendance Form with related documentation. Not all adjustments result in an increase in financial aid eligibility.

Some examples of adjustments and supporting documentation requirements to justify increases:

  • Study Abroad - Student will work with the International Studies Office to develop a budget that will then be submitted to the Financial Aid Office.
  • Book Costs in Excess of Budget - Student needs to provide book purchase receipts and syllabus to match up.
  • Daycare Expenses - Submit a letter from licensed daycare provider reflecting the costs for the semester (dollar amount per hour multiplied by number of hours per week multiplied by number of weeks per semester), signed and dated by the provider along with license number. The provider needs to submit a copy of the license.
  • Camcorder or Tools - Submit a letter/memo from the department indicating that the student in question is required to purchase the items as part of class requirements. Letter need to indicate standard cost of items.
  • Commuter Living on Campus - Will originally be awarded as a commuter, but upon request will be recalculated as living in campus housing.
  • Tuition Changes that Exceed the Above Budgeted Rates - Examples include undergraduate students exceeding 16 credit hours or graduate students exceeding 5 credit hours. Also, adjustments will be considered for students with MBA tuition charges exceeding the budgeted amounts.
  • Additional NMU Fees - Different academic programs or courses have additional fees, such as lab fees for specific courses, distance education fees, NMU required testing fees, or I-Book fee for Art and Design majors.
  • Other Increases - On a case-by-case situation, unique situations may be approved with a written request from the student outlining the reasons and supporting documentation.
Undergraduate On-campus (NMU housing)        
           
  Michigan Residents      Non-Michigan Residents 
  Lower-Division Upper-Division   Lower-Division Upper-Division
  (1-55 credit hours) (56+ credit hours)   (1-55 credit hours) (56+ credit hours)
*Tuition & Fees  (12-16 cr hrs)               $11,256             $11,796                 $16,752             $17,544
*Housing and Meals**               10,774             10,774                 10,774             10,774
Books and supplies                        760                      760                          760                      760
Transportation                        366                      366                          366                      366
Other Educational costs                     1,650                   1,650                       1,650                   1,650
TOTAL          $24,806        $25,346            $30,302        $31,094
           
           
Undergraduate Michigan Residents - Living with Parent      
           
  Lower-Division Upper-Division      
  (1-55 credit hours) (56+ credit hours)      
*Tuition & Fees  (12-16 cr hrs)               $11,256             $11,796      
Housing and Meals                4,878               4,878      
Books and supplies                        760                      760      
Transportation                     2,088                   2,088      
Other Educational costs                     1,650                   1,650      
TOTAL          $20,632        $21,172      
           
           
Undergraduate Off-Campus (own/rent)        
           
  Michigan Residents      Non-Michigan Residents 
  Lower-Division Upper-Division   Lower-Division Upper-Division
  (1-55 credit hours) (56+ credit hours)   (1-55 credit hours) (56+ credit hours)
*Tuition & Fees  (12-16 cr hrs)  $11,256  $11,796    $16,752  $17,544
Housing and Meals 9,756 9,756   9,756 9,756
Books and supplies 760 760   760 760
Transportation 976 976   976 976
Other Educational costs            1,650                  1,650              1,650                  1,650
TOTAL          $24,398                $24,938            $29,894                $30,686
           
           
Graduate Students          
           
  Michigan Residents Non-Michigan Residents  
*Tuition & Fees  (5 cr hrs)                $5,670               $7,830      
Housing and Meals                9,756               9,756      
Books and supplies                        312                      312      
Transportation                   976                      976      
Other Educational costs                     1,650                   1,650      
TOTAL          $18,364        $20,524      

*Actual room and board, tuition rates and the date they are set will vary. They are posted as early as possible on www.nmu.edu/tuition.

**For the Cost of Attendance purposes, NMU will use the value of a Quad I and Quad II double occupancy room and the Silver Constant meal plan. Students opting to live off campus, or in either The Woods or NMU apartments will not receive an adjusted budget based on the higher costs, similarly, students opting for the Platinum Meal Plan will not receive adjusted budgets.


If you have any additional education related costs that you would like the Financial Aid Office to review, you can submit an Increase to Cost of Attendance Form with related documentation. Not all adjustments result in an increase in financial aid eligibility.

Some examples of adjustments and supporting documentation requirements to justify increases:

  • Study Abroad - Student will work with the International Studies Office to develop a budget that will then be submitted to the Financial Aid Office.
  • Book Costs in Excess of Budget - Student needs to provide book purchase receipts and syllabus to match up.
  • Daycare Expenses - Submit a letter from licensed daycare provider reflecting the costs for the semester (dollar amount per hour multiplied by number of hours per week multiplied by number of weeks per semester), signed and dated by the provider along with license number. The provider needs to submit a copy of the license.
  • Camcorder or Tools - Submit a letter/memo from the department indicating that the student in question is required to purchase the items as part of class requirements. Letter need to indicate standard cost of items.
  • Commuter Living on Campus - Will originally be awarded as a commuter, but upon request will be recalculated as living in campus housing.
  • Tuition Changes that Exceed the Above Budgeted Rates - Examples include undergraduate students exceeding 16 credit hours or graduate students exceeding 5 credit hours. Also, adjustments will be considered for students with MBA tuition charges exceeding the budgeted amounts.
  • Additional NMU Fees - Different academic programs or courses have additional fees, such as lab fees for specific courses, distance education fees, NMU required testing fees, or I-Book fee for Art and Design majors.
  • Other Increases - On a case-by-case situation, unique situations may be approved with a written request from the student outlining the reasons and supporting documentation.

Lower-Division  (1-55 credit hours)

Undergraduate

Resident

Undergraduate

Living with Parent

Undergraduate

Out-of-State

*Tuition & Fees (12-16 credits)

10,730

10,730

16,226

*Housing and Meals**

10,666

5,332

10,666

Books and Supplies

800

800

800

Transportation

376

1,830

376

Other Educational Costs

1,616

1,616

1,616

 

24,188

20,308

29,684

Upper-Division  (56+ credit hours)

Undergraduate

Resident

Undergraduate

Living with Parent

Undergraduate

Out-of-State

*Tuition and Fees (12-16 credits)

11,246

11,246

16,994

*Housing and Meals**

 10,666

 5,332

 10,666

Books and Supplies

800

800

800

Transportation

376

1,830

376

Other Educational Costs

1,616

1,616

1,616

 

24,704

20,824

30,452

 

Graduate

Resident

Graduate

Non-Resident

*Tuition & Fees (5 credits)

5,420

7,580

*Housing and Meals**

10,666

10,666

Books and Supplies

328

328

Transportation

376

376

Other Educational Costs

1,616

1,616

 

18,406

20,566

*Actual room and board, tuition rates and the date they are set will vary. They are posted as early as possible on www.nmu.edu/tuition.

**For the Cost of Attendance purposes, NMU will use the value of a Quad I and Quad II double occupancy room and the base required meal plan. Students opting to live off campus, or in either The Woods or NMU apartments will not receive an adjusted budget based on the higher costs, similarly, students opting for the Platinum Meal Plan will not receive adjusted budgets.


If you have any additional education related costs that you would like the Financial Aid Office to review, you can submit an Increase to Cost of Attendance Form with related documentation. Not all adjustments result in an increase in financial aid eligibility.

Some examples of adjustments and supporting documentation requirements to justify increases:

  • Study Abroad - Student will work with the International Studies Office to develop a budget that will then be submitted to the Financial Aid Office.
  • Book Costs in Excess of Budget - Student needs to provide book purchase receipts and syllabus to match up.
  • Daycare Expenses - Submit a letter from licensed daycare provider reflecting the costs for the semester (dollar amount per hour multiplied by number of hours per week multiplied by number of weeks per semester), signed and dated by the provider along with license number. The provider needs to submit a copy of the license.
  • Camcorder or Tools - Submit a letter/memo from the department indicating that the student in question is required to purchase the items as part of class requirements. Letter need to indicate standard cost of items.
  • Commuter Living on Campus - Will originally be awarded as a commuter, but upon request will be recalculated as living in campus housing.
  • Tuition Changes that Exceed the Above Budgeted Rates - Examples include undergraduate students exceeding 16 credit hours or graduate students exceeding 5 credit hours. Also, adjustments will be considered for students with MBA tuition charges exceeding the budgeted amounts.
  • Additional NMU Fees - Different academic programs or courses have additional fees, such as lab fees for specific courses, distance education fees, NMU required testing fees, or I-Book fee for Art and Design majors.
  • Other Increases - On a case-by-case situation, unique situations may be approved with a written request from the student outlining the reasons and supporting documentation.
Lower-Division  (1-55 credit hours)

Undergraduate

Resident

Undergraduate

Living with Parent

Undergraduate

Out-of-State

*Tuition & Fees (12-16 credits)

9766

9766

15262

*Housing and Meals

9838

4918

9838

Books and Supplies

730

730

730

Transportation

324

324

324

Other Educational Costs

1512

1512

1512

 

22170

17250

27666

Upper-Division  (56+ credit hours)

Undergraduate

Resident

Undergraduate

Living with Parent

Undergraduate

Out-of-State

*Tuition and Fees (12-16 credits) 10282 10282

16030

*Housing and Meals  9838  4918

 9838

Books and Supplies 730 730

730

Transportation 324 324

324

Other Educational Costs 1512 1512

1512

  22686 17766

28434

 

Graduate

Resident

Graduate

Non-Resident

*Tuition & Fees (5 credits)

4940

7100

*Housing and Meals

9838

9838

Books and Supplies

300

300

Transportation

324

324

Other Educational Costs

1512

1512

 

16914

19074

*Actual room and board, tuition rates and the date they are set will vary. They are posted as early as possible on www.nmu.edu/tuition.


If you have any additional education related costs that you would like the Financial Aid Office to review, you can submit an Increase to Cost of Attendance Form with related documentation. Not all adjustments result in an increase in financial aid eligibility.

Some examples of adjustments and supporting documentation requirements to justify increases:

  • Study Abroad - Student will work with the International Studies Office to develop a budget that will then be submitted to the Financial Aid Office.
  • Book Costs in Excess of Budget - Student needs to provide book purchase receipts and syllabus to match up.
  • Daycare Expenses - Submit a letter from licensed daycare provider reflecting the costs for the semester (dollar amount per hour multiplied by number of hours per week multiplied by number of weeks per semester), signed and dated by the provider along with license number. The provider needs to submit a copy of the license.
  • Camcorder or Tools - Submit a letter/memo from the department indicating that the student in question is required to purchase the items as part of class requirements. Letter need to indicate standard cost of items.
  • Commuter Living on Campus - Will originally be awarded as a commuter, but upon request will be recalculated as living in campus housing.
  • Tuition Changes that Exceed the Above Budgeted Rates - Examples include undergraduate students exceeding 16 credit hours or graduate students exceeding 5 credit hours. Also, adjustments will be considered for students with MBA tuition charges exceeding the budgeted amounts.
  • Additional NMU Fees - Different academic programs or courses have additional fees, such as lab fees for specific courses, distance education fees, NMU required testing fees, or I-Book fee for Art and Design majors.
  • Other Increases - On a case-by-case situation, unique situations may be approved with a written request from the student outlining the reasons and supporting documentation.
 

Undergraduate

Resident

Undergraduate

Living with Parent

Undergraduate

Out-of-State

*Tuition & Fees (12-18 credits)

9620

9620

15020

*Housing and Meals

9286

4642

9286

Books and Supplies

730

730

730

Transportation

350

350

350

Other Educational Costs

1320

1320

1320

 

21306

16662

26706

 

Graduate

Resident

Graduate

Non-Resident

*Tuition & Fees (5 credits)

4740

6820

*Housing and Meals

9286

9286

Books and Supplies

300

300

Transportation

350

350

Other Educational Costs

1320

1320

 

15996

18076

*Actual room and board, tuition rates and the date they are set will vary. They are posted as early as possible on www.nmu.edu/tuition.


If you have any additional education related costs that you would like the Financial Aid Office to review, you can submit an Increase to Cost of Attendance Form with related documentation. Not all adjustments result in an increase in financial aid eligibility.

Some examples of adjustments and supporting documentation requirements to justify increases:

  • Study Abroad - Student will work with the International Studies Office to develop a budget that will then be submitted to the Financial Aid Office.
  • Book Costs in Excess of Budget - Student needs to provide book purchase receipts and syllabus to match up.
  • Daycare Expenses - Submit a letter from licensed daycare provider reflecting the costs for the semester (dollar amount per hour multiplied by number of hours per week multiplied by number of weeks per semester), signed and dated by the provider along with license number. The provider needs to submit a copy of the license.
  • Camcorder or Tools - Submit a letter/memo from the department indicating that the student in question is required to purchase the items as part of class requirements. Letter need to indicate standard cost of items.
  • Commuter Living on Campus - Will originally be awarded as a commuter, but upon request will be recalculated as living in campus housing.
  • Tuition Changes that Exceed the Above Budgeted Rates - Examples include undergraduate students exceeding 18 credit hours or graduate students exceeding 5 credit hours. Also, adjustments will be considered for students with MBA tuition charges exceeding the budgeted amounts.
  • Additional NMU Fees - Different academic programs or courses have additional fees, such as lab fees for specific courses, NMU required testing fees, or I-Book fee for Art and Design majors.
  • Other Increases - On a case-by-case situation, unique situations may be approved with a written request from the student outlining the reasons and supporting documentation.