Everything You*ve Ever Wanted to Know About:

Report
• Tuition Structure
• Billing Information
• Meal plans
• Bookstore and
•Health Center
•Parking Permits
•Athletic Events
• Recreation
Textbooks
• Wildcat Express
Card
Membership
•Financial Aid
• Bills are available to students
on MyNMU
• Students may elect to give
their parents access to their
financial information via EBill’s Authorized Users
function
Michigan Resident
Undergraduate
$336.00
$672.00
$1,008.00
$1,344.00
$1,680.00
$2,016.00
$2,352.00
$2,688.00
$3,024.00
$3,360.00
$3,696.00
Nonresident
Undergraduate
$540.00
$1,080.00
$1,620.00
$2,160.00
$2,700.00
$3,240.00
$3,780.00
$4,320.00
$4,860.00
$5,400.00
$5,940.00
12 TO 18
$4,032.00
$6,480.00
19
20
$4,368.00
$4,704.00
$7,020.00
$7,560.00
Credit Hours
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Flat Rate
University Fee
 University fee: $291 per semester fee for the fall
and winter semesters for all undergraduate students
enrolled in 12 or more credits and all graduate
students enrolled in eight or more credits.
2012-2013 rate
Activity Fee
Student Discretionary Activity Fee $31.72

This fee is collected during fall and winter semesters from all
graduate, undergraduate, and vocational students carrying
six or more on-campus credit hours
Northwind, WUPX, ASNMU, SFC
 Campus Cinema, Gonzo, First Aid
Productions, Student Art Gallery, Northern
Arts & Entertainment, and Platform
Personalities
2013-2014 rate

• All Students living on campus are required to
participate in a Residence Hall Meal Plan.
• Freshman living on
campus are required
to be on the Constant
Meal Pass.
Web site for Dining Services: www.nmu.edu/dining
Constant Meal Plan
• Required for Freshman and optional for other on-campus
residents
• Student can eat an unlimited amount of meals per week in
either The Marketplace or the Wildcat Den.
• The plan includes:
 $153 per semester of Dining Dollars. These dollars can be used
for purchases in any facility operated by Dining Services.
 8 guest passes per semester
$2,161 per semester (2013-2014)
Web site for Dining Services: www.nmu.edu/dining
•Marketplace
•The Wildcat Den
•Cat Trax Convenience Store
•Fieras
•Starbucks
•Temaki & Tea/Smoothie King
•Café Libri
•Stone Creek Coffee Lounge
•Melted
Double room
$2,083/semester
Single room
$2,689/semester
Plus Comprehensive Fee $104 per semester (laundry,
wireless internet and cable)
 $225 non-refundable one-time fee
 Charged to all full-time (12 credit hours or more)
freshman, new undergraduate and transfer students.
(Transfers with 56 or more credits are charged $112.50)
 This allows free attendance to
football, volleyball, basketball,
and hockey games.
For six years
2012/2013 rate
$70 for one semester*
$130 for two semesters
 Includes use of all
recreational facilities and
intramural activities
 Includes aerobic classes,
racquetball courts,
weight room, pool,
climbing wall, basket ball
courts, etc.
* Rate when enrolled for six or more credits
2013/2014 rate
 Access to Superior Dome
(track for running and
walking, tennis and field
use).
 Drop-in hockey and figure
skating
 Reduced rates on Outdoor
Recreational Center
Equipment rentals.
 Scholarships
 Loans
 Grants
These can change from
semester to semester
depending on eligibility
and awards
• Payments are calculated after Financial Aid is applied.
• Payments are based on outstanding account balances
(charges may be added through the semester such as single
room, parking, Health Center, PEIF pass, etc.)
• There is a $25 dollar late fee if payments are not made on
time.
Problems?
Contact the Student Service Center
906-227-1221
•Pay in full
Tuition and fees paid in full by Wednesday, August 7, 2013
 Bills will be sent via e-mail only, paper bills will not be sent
•Easy Pay Plan
4 payments of tuition and fees (plus room and board, if applicable) due
Aug. 7, Sept 7, Oct 7, and Nov 7 ($50 non-refundable service fee charge
applied to bill)
•Deferred Payment
If you use this plan you do not make an August payment. You must sign
up on-line by the tuition due date. ($75 set-up fee applied to bill)
 Payment due by September 7.
Students have the ability to share any or all
aspects of their academic record:
 Student Information (Major, advisor,
Residency, etc.)
 Academic Holds
 Student Schedule by day/time
 Final Grades
 Academic Transcripts
 Degree Evaluation
 Address and Phone Numbers
 Emergency Contacts
Add Proxy:
• Enter the name and e-mail address of the person to
grant access
• Select the “relationship” (Parent/Guardian or
Other)
• Select the items you would like to grant access
Revoking Access:
Students may revoke proxy access at any time
 Books and supplies
required for all majors and
minors.
 New, used and rental
books
Web site for Bookstore:
www.nmu.edu/bookstore
 Average cost per semester is $400 (depending
upon major).
 Payment options

Personal checks (student or parent) and cash

VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and CatCa$h

Charge books to NMU student account ($500 limit; only if
tuition and fees have been paid or enrolled in a payment
plan & no outstanding bookstore charges)
Web site for Bookstore: www.nmu.edu/bookstore
 Orders accepted through August 15
 Can designate preference of new or used books
 We select and pack your books for you
 Pick up your books from August 22-25
 $10 restocking charge for orders not picked up or cancelled by August 27
 Bookstore Textbook Reservations accessed through mynmu
****CHARGED TO STUDENT ACCOUNT****
Questions? Contact the Bookstore
Telephone number: 906-227-2480 or 1-888-458-8668
Web site: www.nmu.edu/bookstore
One card….does it all
 Meal Plans and Dining Dollars
 Cat Ca$h (optional campus debit account):
Printing/Copying
 Bookstore
 Dining

 Record time and attendance for employment
PEIF
Library
 Wells Fargo Banking Function for on and off campus (optional)
Office located in University Center
adjacent to Bank
Adding Money is Easy!
Cash
In-person at Wildcat Express Center
University Center – first floor
X
Check
Credit
Card
Debit
Card
X
X
X
X
X
Online (students, parents, grandparents and
guardians)
nmu.managemyid.com
Value Port III machine (LRC – main floor)
X
Circulation Desk at Library (LRC – main floor)
X
Questions: Wildcat Express Center 906-227-1686 or
website: meet.nmu.edu/dining/wec
X
906-227-2355
 Two Board Certified MDs
 One Physician’s Assistant
 Nurse consultations – free

Office visits start at $47

Pharmacy on site

Prescription transfers/refills: 906-227-1165
www.nmu.edu/healthcenter
 Charges may be billed directly to the student’s account
 Health Center will bill insurance.
 Consent for Treatment form must be signed if the student is
under 18.
 NMU student insurance policy available.
$1,459 student only
 $150 deductible for each injury or sickness

2012/2013 rates
www.nmu.edu/healthcenter
Permits should be purchased within
the first week of the semester
Motor vehicles
 1st


vehicle $140
Valid Sept. 1
through Aug. 31
2nd vehicle $70
Motorcycles/Mopeds $22.50
 Bicycles – No fee (must register with Public
Safety)
2013/2014 rates
www.nmu.edu/publicsafety
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Picnic Rocks Park
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1974 Buckley Amendment
 Relationship between students and parents
 Set your own standards and expectations
 Contact us
 Emergencies
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NMU Financial Aid
Role of NMU’s Financial Aid Office
• Help identify financial aid resources to cover the
costs of education
• Use FAFSA to determine
financial need
• Award federal, state, and
NMU funds
• Send out aid notifications
▫ Paper to new students
▫ Email to returning students
• Help identify additional financing options
▫ Outside scholarship searches
▫ Parent (PLUS) Loans and Alternative Student Loans
• Financial Aid Counselors
Free Application for Federal Student
Aid (FAFSA)
• File online at www.fafsa.ed.gov with Department of
Education PIN
• Request paper copy from federal processor
• Free application – DON’T
PAY A FEE TO HAVE
THIS COMPLETED!
• Recommended filing date –
March 1 of each year
• Can file after priority date
Quick Facts
• $86 million dollars last
year
• About 85% of our
students receive some
kind of financial aid –
federal, state, private,
NMU funds
• 90% of new freshmen
Types of Financial Aid
• Gift Aid (Free Money!)
▫ Grants – typically need-based
▫ Scholarships – typically meritbased
• Self Help Aid
▫ Work-Study – student earns
funds through part-time
employment
▫ Loans – student must repay
funds
Work Study
• Reasons to work:
▫
▫
▫
▫
▫
Money
Connection to University
Grades, graduation, retention
References
FAFSA reporting
• Work study does not apply directly to the bill –
student will receive a paycheck
• Career Services Office
Student Loans
• Federal
▫ Direct Loans – Subsidized/Unsubsidized
• Subsidized – no interest while in school (3.4-6.8%)
• Unsubsidized – interest builds while in school (6.8%)
• Typically at $5,500/yr
▫ Perkins Loans (5% interest rate)
 Typically at $1,000/yr – Pell eligible students
• Alternative Student Loans
▫ Private Lenders
▫ PLUS Loan – Federal Loan for Parents (payments can now be
deferred)
Things to keep in mind
• Awards are based upon fulltime enrollment
• “Passive Acceptance”
▫ Except student loans
• Outside Scholarships
• Aid Adjustments
▫ EFC (FAFSA changes)
▫ Housing
• Overages
Change in Circumstances
Contact us if you experience any change in
circumstances from 2012:
• Loss of job or income
• Divorce or separation
• Excessive out of pocket
bills
Request for Re-Evaluation Form
medical
Rights and Responsibilities
• Satisfactory Academic
Progress (SAP)
▫ Completion percentage (67%)
▫ GPA
▫ Attempted credits (150%)
Helpful Hints
• Financial aid does not always cover
the entire bill
▫ FREE scholarship searches
▫ Alternative loan options
▫ Payment plans
• FERPA – Release of Information
• Financial Aid Toolbox – Pathfinder
www.nmu.edu/finaid
For the Future
• File the FAFSA each year by
March 1
• Keep Department of
Education PIN
• NMU Foundation
Scholarships – application
available January/February
• Be sure students check email
and MyNMU site regularly
• Contact us if you
have questions!
Questions?
• If you have questions
specific to your situation,
stop by the Financial Aid
Office – 2107 Hedgcock
• The Financial Aid Office is
open until 4:00 pm today.
• Please have your student
with you!

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