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Financial Aid & Scholarships

Welcome. Whether you are new to the financial aid process or you've done it all before, we hope you find everything you need to help you before, during, and after your educational experience at NMC.

NMC’s financial aid programs are designed to help students pay their educational expenses. Financial aid is meant to supplement, not replace, the payment responsibilities of students and families. To maximize aid eligibility and opportunities, it is highly recommended that all students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

NMC email is NMC’s official mode of communication, so all correspondence from the NMC Student Financial Services office is sent electronically to students via NMC email. We encourage you to check your NMC email and Self-Service accounts regularly at myNMC.

Net Price Calculator »

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 financial aid.

Code of Conduct

We are members of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA). We agree and comply with NASFAA’s Statement of Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct for Institutional Financial Aid Professionals adopted by the Board of Directors May 2007.

Financial Aid Complaints

Students who have complaints about financial aid should first work with a Financial Aid Specialist in the Enrollment Services Office to resolve the dispute.

Enrollment Services - Tanis Building
Phone: (231) 995-1035

Should the dispute not be resolved after working with the financial aid staff, students may ask to be forwarded to the Director of Financial Aid.

The Financial Aid Office will review all complaints sent directly to the Director of Financial Aid, Dean of Students, Vice President for Student Services and Technology, President of the College and all other officials who may receive a complaint regarding issues with financial aid. All complaints are taken seriously, and will be viewed and responded to promptly.

If the dispute is not resolved to the student’s satisfaction, there are resources outside of the college that may assist:

  • Federal Ombudsman for federal loan disputes
    U.S. Department of Education
    FSA Ombudsman Group
    830 First Street, NE
    Mail Stop 51444
    Washington, DC 20202-5144
    Phone: (877) 557-2575
    Fax: (202) 275-0549
  • Office of Inspector General for suspected fraud or abuse in federal aid programs
    Phone: (800) MIS-USED or (800) 647-8733

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Finding Cash for College – A Guide to Financial Aid

Regional financial aid information sessions are being offered for high school juniors and seniors and their parents as
well as returning college students. All are open to the public:

  • Thursday, Sept.13 at 6 p.m. at the Leelanau County Government Center
  • Wednesday, Sept.19 at 6 p.m. at Kalkaska High School
  • Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. at Elk Rapids High School
  • Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. at Frankfort High School
  • Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Dennos Museum Center

Download and print the flier with the dates and locations.

Important FAFSA dates

  • March 1: State of Michigan Deadline
  • April 1: NMC’s Priority Award consideration

Questions? Call (231) 995-1035 or email

CashCourse »

CashCourse is a guide to making informed financial choices. From making a budget that works for you to decoding piles of student loan paperwork, managing your money can be confusing. Don't know where to start? Create an account with CashCourse for some helpful tips. Learn more »

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