Tuition & Fees

We are proud to offer an affordable higher education experience here at NMC. Not only will you save money by enrolling with us — up to $25,000 during your first two years of college — you also can be assured of high-quality learning in an environment that provides personal attention from outstanding instructors.

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You can use this tool to estimate your total annual cost of attending Northwestern Michigan College, along with financial aid eligibility. The tool is intended to provide general guidance in planning your educational financing and is not an application for estimated financial aid.

Tuition Rates (effective Fall semester 2017)

Rates are established by the Board of Trustees and are subject to change without notice. These are the approved rates as of June 26, 2017 which apply to the 2017–2018 academic year. Tuition charges (except for Maritime courses) are based on contact hours with the instructor. Contact hours are shown on the course schedule.

General Academic Programs

In-District (Grand Traverse County residents) Tuition

$103.70 per contact hour

In-State (Other Michigan counties) Tuition

$215.60 per contact hour

Out-of-state Tuition

$281.00 per contact hour

International Tuition

$317.50 per contact hour

General Fee for all residencies

$30.50 per contact hour

Tier I Tuition - Courses: Automotive, Audio Technology, Construction Technology, Dental, Nursing, and Surgical Technology

In-District (Grand Traverse County residents) Tuition

$125.80 per contact hour

In-State (Other Michigan counties) Tuition

$250.20 per contact hour

Out-of-state Tuition

$323.90 per contact hour

International Tuition

$365.85 per contact hour

General Fee for all residencies

$ 30.50 per contact hour

General Fee for all residencies for Nursing courses (HNR)

$20.50 per contact hour

Tier II Tuition - Courses in Culinary Program (CUL)

In-District (Grand Traverse County residents) Tuition

$151.55 per contact hour

In-State (Other Michigan counties) Tuition

$290.90 per contact hour

Out-of-state Tuition

$387.75 per contact hour

International Tuition

$438.00 per contact hour

General Fee for all residencies for Culinary courses (CUL)

$20.50 per contact hour

Tier III Tuition - Courses in Maritime Program (MDK, MNG, MNS) and Water Studies 300 level courses and above

In-District (Grand Traverse County residents) Tuition

$431.55 per credit hour

In-State (Other Michigan counties) Tuition

$431.55 per credit hour

Out-of-state Tuition

$431.55 per credit hour

International Tuition

$473.30 per credit hour

Maritime Program Fee

$500.00 per semester (excludes Summer Semester)

General Fee for all residencies for Maritime courses

$ 20.50 per contact hour

General Fee for all residencies for Water Studies courses

$ 30.50 per contact hour

Michigan Colleges Online Classes (micollegesonline.org)

In-District (Grand Traverse County residents)

$195 per contact hour

In-State (Other Michigan counties)

$280 per contact hour

Out-of-state & International

$365 per contact hour

Additional Fees for all programs and residencies

Course Fees: Charged for specific courses involving additional materials, laboratory supplies and/or network services provided by instructors.
For Aviation flight fees, contact the Aviation Department.

See Schedule of Classes, "Class Fee" column

Health Service Fee: Paid fall and spring semesters by all students taking 6 or more contact hours. Includes services of a registered nurse, medical assistant, doctor, and reduced fees for some medications and lab tests. Students enrolled for less than 6 hours may also pay the fee and obtain services by calling (231) 995-1255. (Not charged to high school students)

$40 per semester

Life Discount

Residents and/or property owners in Grand Traverse County who are at least 62 years of age are eligible for a 20-percent (tuition only) LIFE Discount on NMC courses. Once registered, ask Student Financial Services (231-995-1035) to review and apply the LIFE Discount.

Updated 6/27/2017

Payment Due Dates

Payment due dates for upcoming semesters are as follows:

Fall 2017

Payment for tuition and fees is due August 1, 2017 for fall semester. If registering after August 1, payment is due when you register.

Spring 2018

Payment for tuition and fees is due December 7, 2017 for spring semester. If registering after December 7, payment is due when you register.

Summer 2018

Payment for tuition and fees is due April 24, 2018 for summer semester. If registering after April 24, payment is due when you register.

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If you don't plan to attend for any reason, you are responsible to officially withdraw from your classes, regardless of your financial aid status. Please pay close attention to the dates for dropping classes found on your schedule to determine the 100% refund time. You will be responsible for all charges if you missed the listed date.

Questions? Call (231) 995-1035.

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