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Northern Michigan University Tuition & Cost

Marquette, Michigan

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Michigan Resident Sticker Price

In State Costs for Northern Michigan University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$750
Other Fees$820
Room and Board $11,572
Other Expenses Budget$2,026

Out of State Resident Sticker Price

Out of State Costs for Northern Michigan University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$750
Other Fees$820
Room and Board $11,572
Other Expenses Budget$2,026

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at Northern Michigan University for undergraduate students residing in Michigan is $12,098. Room and board charges total $11,572 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $750 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $820 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $2,026 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending Northern Michigan University full time should expect a total annual cost of $27,266.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at Northern Michigan University is $17,594 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $11,572 for room and board, $750 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $820. Students are advised to budget $2,026 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $32,762. This figure is 20.2% higher than what Michigan residents pay.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

The average reported annual net price for Northern Michigan University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $15,681 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending Northern Michigan University, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020

Net Price by Income Northern Michigan University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$8,958
$30,001 to $48,000$10,573
$48,001 to $75,000$16,017
$75,001 to $110,000$19,684
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Financial Aid

94% of full-time undergrad Northern Michigan University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $9,335 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 63% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,232 and 15% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $11,707.

Finanical Aid Northern Michigan University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $9,335 94%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $5,498 72%
Pell Grants $4,945 37%
Other Federal Grants $1,353 5%
State and Local Grants $9,332 21%
Federal Student Loans $5,232 63%
Other Student Loans $11,707 15%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Northern Michigan University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $43,808. The loan balance of $43,808 is a four year multiple of the $10,952 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $464 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.99%.

Example Loan $43,808
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $464.44
Total Interest Paid $11,924.52
Sum of All Loan Payments $55,732.52

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price

Year Michigan Residents Non Residents
1 $27,266 $32,762
2 $29,085 $34,948
3 $31,025 $37,279
4 $33,095 $39,766

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Northern Michigan University to be $109,064 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 6.7% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Northern Michigan University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Michigan Residents $485 $1,455 $1,940
Out of State Residents $719 $2,157 $2,876

Estimated cost for a class at Northern Michigan University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Northern Michigan University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Northern Michigan University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=171456 IPEDS survey data for Northern Michigan University.