Payment Due Dates

Payment due dates for upcoming semesters are as follows:

Fall 2015

Payment for tuition and fees is August 4, 2015 for fall semester. If registering after August 4, payment is due when you register.

Spring 2016

Payment for tuition and fees is December 10, 2015 for spring semester. If registering after December 10, payment is due when you register.

Summer 2016

Payment for tuition and fees is April 26, 2016 for summer semester. If registering after April 26, 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.

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 2015)

Rates are established by the Board of Trustees and are subject to change without notice. These are the approved rates as of June 22, 2015 which apply to the 2015-2016 academic year. Tuition charges (except for Maritime courses) are based on contact hours with the instructor. Contact hours are shown on the course schedule.

Download the Tuition and Fee Schedule »

Download a guide to tuition and fees by residency status »

Academic programs

In-District (Grand Traverse County residents)

$96.35 per contact hour

In-State (Other Michigan counties)

$190.80 per contact hour

Out-of-state

$248.75 per contact hour

International

$281.60 per contact hour

Tier I Differential Tuition- Automotive, Audio Technology, Construction Technology, Dental and Nursing

In-District (Grand Traverse County residents)

$121.00 per contact hour

In-State (Other Michigan counties)

$233.55 per contact hour

Out-of-state

$302.35 per contact hour

International

$302.35 per contact hour

Tier II Differential Tuition - Culinary*

In-District (Grand Traverse County residents)

$147.15 per contact hour

In-State (Other Michigan counties)

$282.45 per contact hour

Out-of-state

$376.50 per contact hour

International

$376.50 per contact hour

*Differential tuition for Culinary includes course fees.

Tier III Differential Tuition - Maritime

In-District (Grand Traverse County residents)

$406.75 per credit hour

In-State (Other Michigan counties)

$406.75 per credit hour

Out-of-state

$406.75 per credit hour

International

$406.75 per credit hour

Applies to MDK, MNG, MNS Maritime course codes. Maritime courses are charged per credit hour at the same rate for all residency types.

Michigan Colleges Online (formerly Michigan Community College Virtual Learning Collaborative) Classes

In-District (Grand Traverse County residents)

$160 per contact hour

In-State (Other Michigan counties)

$230 per contact hour

Out-of-state & International

$300 per contact hour

Fees (effective Fall semester 2015)

Application Fee: One-time, non-refundable

$20

Registration Fee: Per semester, non-refundable

$25.80

Class Fees: Charged for specific courses involving additional materials, laboratory supplies and/or network services provided by instructors, most online courses, or private studio lessons (Music Department). For Aviation flight fees, contact the Aviation Department.

See Schedule of Classes, "Class Fee" column

General Fee: Provides partial support for the cost of orientation, placement and career testing, Student Government Association, and other student services and activities.

$11.30 per contact hour

Facilities Fee: Provides for maintenance and upkeep of campus facilities (excludes Grand Traverse County residents as they currently pay the NMC millage)

$6.20 per contact hour

Technology Fee: Contributes to the availability and maintenance of technology for classrooms and student use (excludes Maritime, Culinary and Nursing program courses)

$8.25 per contact hour

Health Fee: Paid Fall and Spring semesters by all students taking 6 or more contact hours. It includes services of a registered nurse, medical assistant, doctor, and reduced fees for some medications and lab tests. Students who are enrolled for less than 6 hours may also pay the fee and obtain services by calling (231) 995-1255.

$24 per semester

Maritime Program Fee: $500 per semester; Fall and Spring semesters only

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

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