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Financial Aid

Great Lakes Maritime Academy and Northwestern Michigan College are committed to assisting cadets and their families in making higher education affordable. We encourage all families to apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We also encourage student to apply for scholarships. Scholarships may qualify you for aid through Northwestern Michigan College ("internal scholarships") or other sources ("external scholarhsips"). Once you file the FAFSA, you may qualify for a combination of college, state and federal programs — a financial aid package — that may include a combination of the following:

Cadets are encouraged to apply for financial aid after October 1, the year prior to starting. Apply online using the FAFSA form »

  • All Cadets will receive (if eligible) financial aid from Northwestern Michigan College and should enter 002302 (Northwestern Michigan College) school code on the FAFSA.
  • For more information regarding NMC financial aid, please contact the NMC Student Financial Services office at (231) 995-1035.
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