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Get The Most Out Of Your Education -- And Your Money

NMU is one of the most affordable universities in Michigan and a safe space to network and make connections that will elevate your career. 

Meet a few of our faculty whose connections could help you level up! 
  • Bill Digneit - Department Head & Co-Director of Theatre & Dance. Currently the production manager for the annual Live Design International Conference & Trade show in Las Vegas. 
  • Mike Andary - Professor Construction Management. Journeyman by trade, but launched NMU's only program specific career fair where hundreds of corporations come to recruit NMU students. 
  • Jane (Wankmiller) Harris - Director of the Forensic Research Outdoor Station (FROST). Before NMU, Harris worked for the Michigan State Police within the Statewide Network of Agency Photos (SNAP) Unit, where she conducted facial recognition searches for the purpose of developing investigative leads. 

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NMU is affordable. What does that mean for you?

It means the total cost you see below is likely not going to be your cost.  Why is that?

  • Financial aid - including scholarships, grants and student loans - are widely available.  In fact, 95% of our students receive aid.
    • The average financial aid award for NMU students is $12,300.
  • Payment plans are available to help break down your tuition, fees and housing costs into smaller, manageable payments or defer payments until your financial aid is finalized. 

It means NMU strives to keep tuition costs low from the start and...

  • Students can enroll in 12 to 16 credits per semester for one flat rate.
  • Professional advisers work closely with students to map an efficient path to degree completion to reduce costs.
  • NMU generously applies prior credit earned from AP, CLEP, or past college enrollment to help reduce time to completion and costs.
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What Do You Get With Your NMU Education? 

  • Dedicated health and wellness resources for all students. 
  • Hands-on, relevant research, projects and creative works beginning your first year.
  • A laptop computer, including general and specialized software, 5G Internet and Help Desk support.
  • Safe spaces and resources to create and inspire change. 

NMU has all the support you need to stay strong mentally, physically and academically. Did we mention we're affordable, too?

Here are the numbers

Lower Division

Resident Undergraduate:
1-11 credit hours $473 per credit
12-16 credit hours1 $6,049 per semester
over 16 credit hours $473 per credit

 

Nonresident Undergraduate:
1-11 credit hours $702 per credit
12-16 credit hours1 $8,797 per semester
over 16 credit hours $702 per credit

 

Annual Resident Undergraduate2
Semester full-time flat-rate (12-16 credits) $6,085.97 per semester
Yearly full-time flat-rate (24-32 credits) $12,171.94 per year

 

Annual Nonresident Undergraduate2
Semester full-time flat-rate (12-16 credits) $8,833.97 per semester
Yearly full-time flat-rate (24-32 credits) $17,667.94 per year

Upper Division

Resident Undergraduate:
1-11 credit hours $497 per credit
12-16 credit hours1 $6,337 per semester
over 16 credit hours $497 per credit

 

Nonresident Undergraduate:
1-11 credit hours $736.50 per credit
12-16 credit hours1 $9,211 per semester
over 16 credit hours $736.50 per credit

 

Annual Resident Undergraduate2
Semester full-time flat-rate (12-16 credits) $6,373.97 per semester
Yearly full-time flat-rate (24-32 credits) $12,747.94 per year

 

Annual Nonresident Undergraduate2
Semester full-time flat-rate (12-16 credits) $9,247.97 per semester
Yearly full-time flat-rate (24-32 credits) $18,495.94 per year

 

Student Activity Fee3
6 or more credits $36.97 per semester
Student Athletic Event Fee3
Full-time (12 credit hours or more) freshman, new undergraduate, and transfer students.4 $265 one-time fee

 

1 - Includes university fee of $373 per semester.
2 - Includes use of a laptop computer for all full-time (12 credits or more per semester) undergraduate students. Does not include the one-time student athletic fee. The university offers installment and deferral payment plans.
3 - Student-approved fees.
4 - Transfer students with 56 or more credit hours pay a $132.50 one-time fee.

Resident Graduate:
All credit hours $612 per credit
Nonresident Graduate:
All credit hours $828 per credit
MBA Program (Resident & Nonresident):
All credit hours $717 per credit
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program (Resident & Nonresident):
All credit hours $790 per credit

 

University Fee
8 or more credits $373 per semester
Student Activity Fee5
6 or more credits $36.97 per semester

 

Annual Resident Graduate Tuition and Fees6
NMU full-time graduate level (8 crs./sem.) $5,305.97 per semester
NMU full-time graduate level (16 crs./yr.) $10,611.94 per year

 

Annual Nonresident Graduate Tuition and Fees6
NMU full-time graduate level (8 crs./sem.) $7,033.97 per semester
NMU full-time graduate level (16 crs./yr.) $14,067.94 per year

 

Annual MBA Graduate Tuition and Fees6
NMU full-time graduate level (8 crs./sem.) $6,145.97 per semester
NMU full-time graduate level (16 crs./yr.) $12,291.94 per year

 

5 - Student-approved fees.
6 - Includes use of a laptop computer for all full-time (8 credits or more per semester) graduate students. The university offers installment and deferral payment plans.

Lower Division

Resident Undergraduate:
1-11 credit hours $473 per credit
12-16 credit hours1 $6,049 per semester
over 16 credit hours $473 per credit

 

Nonresident Undergraduate:
1-11 credit hours $702 per credit
12-16 credit hours1 $8,797 per semester
over 16 credit hours $702 per credit

 

Annual Resident Undergraduate2
Semester full-time flat-rate (12-16 credits) $6,085.97 per semester
Yearly full-time flat-rate (24-32 credits) $12,171.94 per year

 

Annual Nonresident Undergraduate2
Semester full-time flat-rate (12-16 credits) $8,833.97 per semester
Yearly full-time flat-rate (24-32 credits) $17,667.94 per year

Upper Division

Resident Undergraduate:
1-11 credit hours $497 per credit
12-16 credit hours1 $6,337 per semester
over 16 credit hours $497 per credit

 

Nonresident Undergraduate:
1-11 credit hours $736.50 per credit
12-16 credit hours1 $9,211 per semester
over 16 credit hours $736.50 per credit

 

Annual Resident Undergraduate2
Semester full-time flat-rate (12-16 credits) $6,373.97 per semester
Yearly full-time flat-rate (24-32 credits) $12,747.94 per year

 

Annual Nonresident Undergraduate2
Semester full-time flat-rate (12-16 credits) $9,247.97 per semester
Yearly full-time flat-rate (24-32 credits) $18,495.94 per year

 

Student Activity Fee3
6 or more credits $36.97 per semester
Student Athletic Event Fee3
Full-time (12 credit hours or more) freshman, new undergraduate, and transfer students.4 $265 one-time fee

 

1 - Includes university fee of $373 per semester.
2 - Includes use of a laptop computer for all full-time (12 credits or more per semester) undergraduate students. Does not include the one-time student athletic fee. The university offers installment and deferral payment plans.
3 - Student-approved fees.
4 - Transfer students with 56 or more credit hours pay a $132.50 one-time fee.

 

Resident Graduate:
All credit hours $612 per credit
Nonresident Graduate:
All credit hours $828 per credit
MBA Program (Resident & Nonresident):
All credit hours $717 per credit
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program (Resident & Nonresident):
All credit hours $790 per credit

 

University Fee
8 or more credits $373 per semester
Student Activity Fee5
6 or more credits $36.97 per semester

 

Annual Resident Graduate Tuition and Fees6
NMU full-time graduate level (8 crs./sem.) $5,305.97 per semester
NMU full-time graduate level (16 crs./yr.) $10,611.94 per year

 

Annual Nonresident Graduate Tuition and Fees6
NMU full-time graduate level (8 crs./sem.) $7,033.97 per semester
NMU full-time graduate level (16 crs./yr.) $14,067.94 per year

 

Annual MBA Graduate Tuition and Fees6
NMU full-time graduate level (8 crs./sem.) $6,145.97 per semester
NMU full-time graduate level (16 crs./yr.) $12,291.94 per year

 

5 - Student-approved fees.
6 - Includes use of a laptop computer for all full-time (8 credits or more per semester) graduate students. The university offers installment and deferral payment plans.

Undergraduate - Lower Division

Resident Undergraduate:
1 to 5 credits $453.50 per credit
over 5 credits $433.50 per credit
Nonresident Undergraduate:
1 to 5 credits $682.50 per credit
over 5 credits $652.50 per credit

Undergraduate - Upper Division

Resident Undergraduate:
1 to 5 credits $476.50 per credit
over 5 credits $456.50 per credit
Nonresident Undergraduate:
1 to 5 credits $716 per credit
over 5 credits $686 per credit

 

Graduate

Resident Graduate
All credit hours $588 per credit
Nonresident Graduate
All credit hours $804 per credit
MBA Program (Resident & Nonresident):
All credit hours $693 per credit
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program (Resident & Nonresident):
All credit hours $766 per credit

Undergraduate - Lower Division

Resident Undergraduate:
1 to 5 credits $473 per credit
over 5 credits $453 per credit
Nonresident Undergraduate:
1 to 5 credits $702 per credit
over 5 credits $672 per credit

Undergraduate - Upper Division

Resident Undergraduate:
1 to 5 credits $497 per credit
over 5 credits $477 per credit
Nonresident Undergraduate:
1 to 5 credits $736.50 per credit
over 5 credits $706.50 per credit

 

Graduate

Resident Graduate
All credit hours $612 per credit
Nonresident Graduate
All credit hours $828 per credit
MBA Program (Resident & Nonresident):
All credit hours $717 per credit
MSN Program (Resident & Nonresident):
All Credit Hours $717 per credit
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program (Resident & Nonresident):
All credit hours $790 per credit
Room and Board
Shared Bedroom Suite (housing options) $5,932 per year
Basic 14 Meal Plan (meal plans) $4,860 per year
Comprehensive Fee $280 per year

Room and Board Total:

$11,072 per year

 

These are typical room and board options for NMU students. Different housing and meal plan options are outlined in the links above or on the Housing Web site.

Student Recreational Pass Fee (refundable)7
All students with 6 or more credits $85 per semester
Green Fund Fee (refundable)8
All students with 6 or more credits $5 per semester

 

Differential Tuition9
Art & Design $5 per credit hour
Business (300 and 400 level courses) $39 per credit hour
Clinical Sciences (300 and 400 level courses) $39 per credit hour
Master of Science in Nursing Program (all courses) $69 per credit hour
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program (all courses) $69 per credit hour
Music (excludes Music in Society Course) $39 per credit hour
Natural Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics/Astronomy, Geography/Environmental Sciences) $24 per credit hour
Nursing (200 through 400 level courses) $39 per credit hour
TOS Materials (100 to 400 level courses) $24 per credit hour

 

Program Specific Fees9
Art & Design Majors $250 per semester
Athletic Training Lab Fee (ATR 420/520 ATR 421/521, ATR 550) $25 per lab
Athletic Training Lab Fee (other ATR labs not listed above) $50 per lab
Bowling Fee $82 per course
Communication and Media Studies Majors $10 per semester
Emergency Health Care Lab Fee $25 per lab
Golf Fee $35 per course
Radiography Clinic Fee $50 per course
Theatre and Dance Majors $10 per semester

7 - Student recreational pass fee is refundable through the first five (5) days of classes.
8 - The Green Fund Fee is refundable through the first five (5) days of classes. The fees will be used to promote sustainability at NMU through programming and internal grant opportunities.
9 - Differential tuition and program-specific fees are used to cover the costs of supplies, instruction, and equipment.

Undergraduate

Lower Division $473 per credit
Upper Division $497 per credit

 

RN to BSN
Credit hours for courses in programs with NU or LDR prefix $353 per credit

 

Distance Education Fee10 $50 per credit

 

Graduate

All credit hours (other than programs below) $612 per credit

 

Online Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
All credit hours $790 per credit

 

Online MBA Program
All credit hours $717 per credit

 

Online Master Programs (Public Administration, Higher Education in Student Affairs, Education Administration)
1 to 7 credits $612 per credit
8 credits $4,408 per semester
Over 8 credits $551 per credit

 

Online Master of Science in Clinical Molecular Genetics
1 to 7 credits $674 per credit
8 credits $4,840 per semester
Over 8 credits $605 per credit

 

Online Master of Science in Nursing Program
All credit hours $717 per credit

 

Distance Education Fee10 $50 per credit


10 - Distance education fee applies to all web courses.