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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, 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 2020)

Rates are established by the Board of Trustees and are subject to change without notice. These are the approved rates as of June 24, 2019 which apply to the 2019–2020 and 2020–2021 academic years. Tuition charges (except for Maritime courses) are based on contact hours with the instructor. Contact hours are shown on the course schedule.

Tuition for Fall 2020 through Summer 2021 is currently calculated at the 2019-2020 rates.  The Board of Trustees did not increase tuition for the 2020-2021 academic year.

General Academic Programs

Residency Status

Tuition Rate

In-District (Grand Traverse County residents) Tuition

$109.00 per contact hour

In-State (other Michigan counties) Tuition

$227.00 per contact hour

Out-of-state Tuition

$296.00 per contact hour

International Tuition

$334.00 per contact hour

General Fee for all residencies

$30.50 per contact hour

Tier I Tuition - Courses: Automotive, Audio Technology, Construction Technology, Dental Assistant, Nursing (HNR), Surgical Technology, and Surveying

Residency Status

Tuition Rate

In-District (Grand Traverse County residents) Tuition

$131.00 per contact hour

In-State (other Michigan counties) Tuition

$261.00 per contact hour

Out-of-state Tuition

$338.00 per contact hour

International Tuition

$381.00 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

Nursing Exam Software Fee for students in ADN & PN programs

$28.75 per semester

Tier II Tuition - Courses in Culinary program (CUL)

Residency Status

Tuition Rate

In-District (Grand Traverse County residents) Tuition

$156.00 per contact hour

In-State (other Michigan counties) Tuition

$300.00 per contact hour

Out-of-state Tuition

$400.00 per contact hour

International Tuition

$452.00 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 300 level courses and above for all programs

Residency Status

Tuition Rate

In-District (Grand Traverse County residents) Tuition

$445.00 per credit hour

In-State (other Michigan counties) Tuition

$445.00 per credit hour

Out-of-state Tuition

$445.00 per credit hour

International Tuition

$488.00 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 – follows program tier above for other 300+ level courses

Michigan Colleges Online Classes (micollegesonline.org)

Residency Status

Tuition Rate

In-District (Grand Traverse County residents)

$198 per contact hour

In-State (other Michigan counties)

$285 per contact hour

Out-of-state & International

$370 per contact hour

Additional Fees for all programs and residencies

Description

Fee

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

Updated 2/4/2020

Payment Due Dates

Payment due dates for upcoming semesters are as follows:

Fall 2020

Payment for tuition and fees is due July 28, 2020 for fall semester. If registering after July 28, payment is due when you register.

Spring 2021

Payment for tuition and fees is due December 3, 2020 for spring semester. If registering after December 3, payment is due when you register.

Summer 2021

Payment for tuition and fees is due April 20, 2021 for summer semester. If registering after April 20, 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.

View our complete guide to self-service for student accounts for detailed instructions.

Questions? Call (231) 995-1035.

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 Enrollment Services& at (231) 995-1035 to review and apply the LIFE Discount.

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