Applying for Financial Aid

To be eligible to receive Title IV Federal Financial Aid Funds at Northwestern Michigan College, you must be seeking a certificate or degree from NMC and maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid.

Student Type

  • Entering NMC Freshman (first time enrolling in a college)

  • Transfer Student (attended any other college prior to enrollment at NMC)

    • Complete the NMC Application for Admission (even if you are a part-time student).
    • Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), listing NMC's Federal School Code ( 002302). Also available in Spanish.
    • Please be aware that financial aid does not automatically transfer from one school to another. Contact the Student Financial Services office if you have any questions, (231) 995-1035.
    • Have an official grade transcript sent to NMC from all college(s) you have previously attended.
    • Have an official high school or GED transcript sent to NMC.
  • Continuing Student (has completed at least one semester at NMC)

    • Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), listing NMC's Federal School Code ( 002302).
    • After completing the FAFSA, the United States Department of Education will then determine your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). This EFC determines eligibility for various federal and state financial aid programs. The federal processor will provide the applicant with a Student Aid Report (SAR), electronically, within 7 to 10 days. NMC’s Student Financial Services office will receive the Institutional Student Aid Report (ISAR) electronically within 3–4 business days.
    • When your financial aid process is complete, the NMC Student Financial Services office will notify you through your NMC email account. You will need to accept your awards — online — via NMC Self-Service.

Additional information

If we need additional information, we will request this by email through your NMC email account. You may also view your requirements under the Eligibility tab in the Financial Aid menu on your NMC Self-Service account. Immediate responses to requests for information will help avoid delays in processing your financial aid.

During peak times, processing may take up to 2 weeks. Remember, it is your responsibility to pay for your classes — regardless of the status of your financial aid.

Sign up for a FAFSA Completion Appointment

Schedule an appointment for 1-1 assistance filling out the FAFSA.

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Apply for Emergency Assistance

For students experiencing hardships during their time at NMC.

Types of financial aid

Contact Financial Services