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Federal & State Aid

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How To Apply

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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 e-mail is NMC’s official mode of communication, so all correspondence from the NMC Student Financial Services office is sent electronically to students via NMC e-mail.  We encourage you to check your NMC e-mail and Self Service account 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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News & Events


Paying for college - Regional financial aid information sessions run through Dec. 17. More »

Regional Financial Aid Information Sessions

Paying for College: Grow your understanding of the options and opportunities available
For high school juniors, seniors and parents

  • November 12 - 6 p.m., Leelanau County Government Center Meeting Room
    8527 E. Government Center Drive
    Suttons Bay, Michigan 49682
  • November 18 – 6 p.m., Kalkaska Kaliseum
    Multi-purpose Room (upstairs)
    1900 Fairgrounds Rd.
    Kalkaska, MI 49646
  • November 19 - 6 p.m., Benzie Central High School Auditorium
    9300 Homestead Rd.
    Benzonia, MI 49616
  • December 1 – 7 p.m., Central High School (for Central and West Students Only)
  • December 3 - 6 p.m., Elk Rapids High School Auditorium
    308 Meguzee Point Rd.
    Elk Rapids, MI 49629
  • December 17 - 6 p.m., Milliken Auditorium, Dennos Museum Center, NMC
    1701 E. Front St.
    Traverse City, MI 49686

Important FAFSA information

Filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step to receiving financial aid.

Important FAFSA dates

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

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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