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Federal & State Aid

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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.

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Important FAFSA dates

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

Questions? Call (231) 995-1035 or email

Forward Thinking: How to Fund Your College Education

Regional Financial Aid Information Sessions

Who should attend: High school juniors, seniors, parents and counselors

We will cover:

  • How to find out how much the colleges you are considering will cost.
  • How to compare cost and aid packages
  • How to pay for college: types of aid, savings plans, work

Dates & Locations:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 12 – 6 p.m.
    Cadillac Wexford Public Library
  • Tuesday, Sept. 19 – 6 p.m.
    Leelanau County Government Center, Suttons Bay
  • Tuesday, Sept. 26 – 6 p.m.
    Kalkaska High School
  • Thursday, Oct. 5 – 6 p.m.
    Benzie Central High School Auditorium, Benzonia
  • Wednesday, Oct. 18 – 6 p.m.
    Dennos Museum Center, Milliken Auditorium
  • Tuesday, Oct. 24 – 6 p.m.
    Elk Rapids High School Auditorium

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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