Financial Aid Information

Financial Aid does not have to be an overwhelming process and 
there are answers to your questions.
Below you will find information and links to events and resources. 
If you need help to find your way through this process, contact our office at 906-475-7861 .
We are here to help you succeed. 


We always do our best to provide FREE resources. 
Please beware of paid services! 



Financial Aid Work Session
For extra assistance needed on FAFSA, students and parents should attend the financial aid work session. Click FAFSA Information for information you will need to bring if you would like to complete your FAFSA at the Work session.
Work sessions available in our area are:  
Negaunee High School, Room 206 on Monday, October 14th at 6:30

Ishpeming High School, December 4th at 6:30 in the library
Westwood High School, February 10th at 6:30 in the Media Center

If you need more assistance and cannot attend a FAFSA Worksession, please call NMU at 227-2327 to schedule an individual appointment. 

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Visit NMU's website for any financial aid questions at www.nmu.edu/financialaid/home

For the presentation from our 2019 Financial Aid Workshop click: NMU's Financial Aid Powerpoint

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This Letter to Seniors  has important information and resources to maximize your opportunities for State of Michigan aid programs.  It will explain steps in the financial aid process and how to access the MiSSG Student PortalIt is important that you register with the State of Michigan Office of Scholarships and Grants Student Portal to ensure any State level programs direct the money to the proper source: You can also sign up for text message reminders when you visit the following website:

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One of the first steps in the financial aid process is filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The correct link is important. Please click: FAFSA website

Best Schools offers a FAFSA guide at: https://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/fafsa/

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Financial Aid General Info

The 
Sallie Mae Paying for College Resource is a new, go-to destination to help students and families make a plan to pay for college. The resource is free, easy-to-use, and includes great information on all the important paying for college topics.

Federal Info:





Scholarships Available 

Be sure you are checking the Guidance Office Scholarship Website for up to date info on scholarships! 



Loan Information


For Private Loans, we encourage you to do a lot of research and visit area credit unions and banks. There is also info online at   eStudent Loan for information on Private Loan searches. 

NMU has a great site explaining Private Loans: http://www.nmu.edu/financialaid/alternativeloans


Youth with Special Circumstances



Tuition Incentive Program (for students who have a history of Medicaid coverage after age 9)


Resources to Compare/Research College Costs