Northern Michigan University
Marquette, MI, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$13,883
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$8,305
$30k - $48k
$10,170
$48k - $75k
$13,901
$75k - $110k
$17,463
$110k+
$18,842
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$10,987
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$16,609
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,666
Books and Supplies
$800
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
64%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
33%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,977
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
33%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,782
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$3,810
Students receiving state aid
23%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$5,795
Students receiving federal aid
36%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,782
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$13,775,925
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$16,227,378

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
66%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,243
Students receiving federal loans
65%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,314
Average Other Loans Per Year
$10,807
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$15,000
Loan Default Rate
11%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$238

What Students Are Saying

3.70 Average Rating
Can you say 2nd cheapest public university in Michigan? Location alone is worth the price, then add in awesome people, staff and dinning...bang for the buck is an understatement!
Mackenzie from Traverse City, MI
Northern Michigan University is the second cheapest 4-year university in the state of Michigan. Each student is supplied with a laptop, which is included in tuition. You'll also see a lot of students from nearby states because it is still cheaper with out of state tuition than to attend a university in state.
Jamie from Wyoming, MI
College isn't cheap, everyone who's heading there or has been there knows that. At Northern though it's completely worth it. You have school where some classes are challenging and some classes are fun and then you have classes that are both which is a bonus. The teachers will do whatever they can to help you out if you're struggling with a class or just have a question. The environment is great. The campus has that laid back feeling with just enough seriousness to keep you on your academic track. Dorm life was so different for me, but I loved it. All of my friends were just a walk away and up to do something when a test wasn't looming near. There is always something to do one campus, or if you feel the need to just get off campus for a bit you could walk over to the beach or take a quick drive to Marquette Mountain.
Bryanne from Canton, MI
Out of state tuition is a little expensive and the books cost quite a bit, but there are also a lot of scholarships and financial aide available.
Andrea from Oakdale, MN
NMU is one of the cheapest universities in the state and is recognized around the world for being a great school. People come from across the world to join us! No matter where you go, your wallet it going to suffer, but at least at Northern the blow if manageable and worth it.
Amanda from Sterling Heights, MI

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