Public 2 Year

NMC Tuition & Cost

Traverse City, Michigan

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How much does it cost to attend?

In District Michigan Resident Sticker Price
In District Costs for Northwestern Michigan College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$540
Other Fees$1,016
Room and Board $8,275
Other Expenses Budget$2,060
In State Michigan Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Northwestern Michigan College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$540
Other Fees$1,016
Room and Board $8,275
Other Expenses Budget$2,060

In district Michigan residents should budget an annual total cost of $15,379 to attend Northwestern Michigan College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $3,488 for tuition, $8,275 room and board, $540 for books and supplies and $1,016 for other fees.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Northwestern Michigan College when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income Northwestern Michigan College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$6,336
$30,001 to $48,000$5,034
$48,001 to $75,000$8,882
$75,001 to $110,000$11,376

The average reported annual net price for Northwestern Michigan College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $7,138 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

77% of full-time undergrad Northwestern Michigan College received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $6,331 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 31% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,456 and 5% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $12,708.

Finanical Aid Northwestern Michigan College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $6,331 77%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $1,551 38%
Pell Grants $4,381 48%
Other Federal Grants $1,805 22%
State and Local Grants $4,071 35%
Federal Student Loans $4,456 31%
Other Student Loans $12,708 5%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Northwestern Michigan College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $13,320. The loan balance of $13,320 is a two year multiple of the $6,660 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 $127 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 2.75%.

Example Loan $13,320
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $127.09
Total Interest Paid $1,930.50
Sum of All Loan Payments $15,250.50

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
Year Michigan Residents Non Residents
1 $19,155 $21,366
2 $20,186 $22,516

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Northwestern Michigan College to be $38,310 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 5.4% annual increase over the next 2 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Northwestern Michigan College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
In District Residents $109 $327 $436
Michigan Residents $227 $681 $908
Out of State Residents $296 $888 $1,184

Estimated cost for a class at Northwestern Michigan College 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 Northwestern Michigan College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Northwestern Michigan College Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=171483 IPEDS survey data for Northwestern Michigan College.