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Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About:. Tuition Structure Billing Information Meal plans Bookstore and Textbooks Wildcat Express Card Health Center Parking Permits Athletic Events Recreation Membership Financial Aid. How to Access the E-Bill. Gaining Parental Access to E-bill.

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Everything you ve ever wanted to know about

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About:

Tuition Structure

Billing Information

Meal plans

Bookstore and Textbooks

Wildcat Express Card

Health Center

Parking Permits

Athletic Events

Recreation Membership

Financial Aid

How to access the e bill

How to Access the E-Bill

Gaining parental access to e bill

Gaining Parental Access to E-bill

Bills are available to students on MyNMU

Students may elect to give their parents access to their financial information via E-Bill’s Authorized Users function

Breaking down the e bill

Breaking Down the E-Bill

Tuition rates 2012 2013

Tuition Rates 2012/2013

Flat Rate

University fee

University Fee

  • University fee: $291 per semester fee for the fall and winter semesters for all undergraduate students enrolled in 12 or more credits and all graduate students enrolled in eight or more credits.

2012-2013 rate

Activity fee

Activity Fee

Student Discretionary Activity Fee $31.72

  • This fee is collected during fall and winter semesters from all graduate, undergraduate, and vocational students carrying six or more on-campus credit hours

    • Northwind, WUPX, ASNMU, SFC

    • Campus Cinema, Gonzo, First Aid Productions, Student Art Gallery, Northern Arts & Entertainment, and Platform Personalities

2013-2014 rate

Residence hall meal plans

Residence Hall Meal Plans

All Students living on campus are required to participate in a Residence Hall Meal Plan.

Freshman living on

campus are required

to be on the Constant

Meal Pass.

Web site for Dining Services: www.nmu.edu/dining

Residence hall meal plans cont

Residence Hall Meal Plans – Cont.

Constant Meal Plan

Required for Freshman and optional for other on-campus residents

Student can eat an unlimited amount of meals per week in either The Marketplace or the Wildcat Den.

The plan includes:

$153 per semester of Dining Dollars. These dollars can be used for purchases in any facility operated by Dining Services.

8guest passes per semester

$2,161 per semester (2013-2014)

Web site for Dining Services: www.nmu.edu/dining

Dining options

Dining Options


The Wildcat Den

Cat Trax Convenience Store



Temaki & Tea/Smoothie King

Café Libri

Stone Creek Coffee Lounge


Room rates 2013 2014

Room Rates 2013-2014

Double room


Single room


Plus Comprehensive Fee $104 per semester (laundry, wireless internet and cable)

Student athletic event fee

Student Athletic Event Fee

$225 non-refundable one-time fee

Charged to all full-time (12 credit hours or more) freshman, new undergraduate and transfer students. (Transfers with 56 or more credits are charged $112.50)

This allows free attendance to football, volleyball, basketball, and hockey games.

For six years

2012/2013 rate

Peif recreation membership

PEIF Recreation Membership

  • Access to Superior Dome (track for running and walking, tennis and field use).

  • Drop-in hockey and figure skating

  • Reduced rates on Outdoor Recreational Center Equipment rentals.

  • Includes use of all recreational facilities and intramural activities

  • Includes aerobic classes, racquetball courts, weight room, pool, climbing wall, basket ball courts, etc.

$70 for one semester*

$130 for two semesters

* Rate when enrolled for six or more credits

2013/2014 rate

Credits anticipated credits

Credits/Anticipated Credits




These can change from semester to semester depending on eligibility and awards

Billing information

Billing Information

Payments are calculated after Financial Aid is applied.

Payments are based on outstanding account balances (charges may be added through the semester such as single room, parking, Health Center, PEIF pass, etc.)

There is a $25 dollar late fee if payments are not made on time.


Contact the Student Service Center


Payment options

Payment Options

Pay in full

Tuition and fees paid in full by Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Bills will be sent via e-mail only, paper bills will not be sent

Easy Pay Plan

4 payments of tuition and fees (plus room and board, if applicable) due Aug. 7, Sept 7, Oct 7, and Nov 7 ($50 non-refundable service fee charge applied to bill)

Deferred Payment

If you use this plan you do not make an August payment. You must sign up on-line by the tuition due date. ($75 set-up fee applied to bill)

Payment due by September 7.

Questions about the e bill

Questions about the E-Bill?

Proxy access granting parents and others a ccess to records

Proxy Access: Granting Parents and Others Access to Records

  • Students have the ability to share any or all aspects of their academic record:

  • Student Information (Major, advisor, Residency, etc.)

  • Academic Holds

  • Student Schedule by day/time

  • Final Grades

  • Academic Transcripts

  • Degree Evaluation

  • Address and Phone Numbers

  • Emergency Contacts

Proxy access

Proxy Access

Add Proxy:

Enter the name and e-mail address of the person to grant access

Select the “relationship” (Parent/Guardian or Other)

Select the items you would like to grant access

Revoking Access:

Students may revoke proxy access at any time

Questions about proxy access

Questions about Proxy Access?

Nmu bookstore

NMU Bookstore

Books and supplies required for all majors and minors.

New, used and rental books

Web site for Bookstore: www.nmu.edu/bookstore

Nmu bookstore cont

NMU Bookstore - Cont.

Average cost per semester is $400 (depending upon major).

Payment options

Personal checks (student or parent) and cash

VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and CatCa$h

Charge books to NMU student account ($500 limit; only if tuition and fees have been paid or enrolled in a payment plan & no outstanding bookstore charges)

Web site for Bookstore: www.nmu.edu/bookstore

Reserve textbooks for fall 2013

Reserve Textbooks for Fall 2013

Orders accepted through August 15

Can designate preference of new or used books

We select and pack your books for you

Pick up your books from August 22-25

$10 restocking charge for orders not picked up or cancelled by August 27

Bookstore Textbook Reservations accessed through mynmu


Questions? Contact the Bookstore

Telephone number: 906-227-2480 or 1-888-458-8668

Web site: www.nmu.edu/bookstore

Wildcat express card

Wildcat Express Card

One card….does it all

Meal Plans and Dining Dollars

Cat Ca$h (optional campus debit account):




Record time and attendance for employment



Wells Fargo Banking Function for on and off campus (optional)

Office located in University Center

adjacent to Bank

Catca h


Adding Money is Easy!

  • Questions: Wildcat Express Center 906-227-1686 or website: meet.nmu.edu/dining/wec

Nmu health center

NMU Health Center


Two Board Certified MDs

One Physician’s Assistant

Nurse consultations – free

Office visits start at $47

Pharmacy on site

Prescription transfers/refills: 906-227-1165


Nmu health center cont

NMU Health Center – cont.

Charges may be billed directly to the student’s account

Health Center will bill insurance.

Consent for Treatment form must be signed if the student is under 18.

NMU student insurance policy available.

$1,459 student only

$150 deductible for each injury or sickness


2012/2013 rates

Parking permit

Parking Permit

Valid Sept. 1 through Aug. 31

Permits should be purchased within the first week of the semester

Motor vehicles

1st vehicle $140

2nd vehicle $70

Motorcycles/Mopeds $22.50

Bicycles – No fee (must register with Public Safety)


2013/2014 rates

Everything you ve ever wanted to know about


Presque Isle - Break Wall

Presque Isle – Black Rocks

Picnic Rocks Park

Family educational rights and privacy act ferpa

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

1974 Buckley Amendment

Relationship between students and parents

Set your own standards and expectations

Contact us




Nmu financial aid

NMU Financial Aid

Role of nmu s financial aid office

Role of NMU’s Financial Aid Office

  • Help identify financial aid resources to cover the costs of education

  • Use FAFSA to determine

    financial need

  • Award federal, state, and

    NMU funds

  • Send out aid notifications

    • Paper to new students

    • Email to returning students

  • Help identify additional financing options

    • Outside scholarship searches

    • Parent (PLUS) Loans and Alternative Student Loans

  • Financial Aid Counselors

Free application for federal student aid fafsa

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • File online at www.fafsa.ed.gov with Department of Education PIN

  • Request paper copy from federal processor

  • Free application – DON’T



  • Recommended filing date –

    March 1 of each year

  • Can file after priority date

Quick facts

Quick Facts

  • $86 million dollars last year

  • About 85% of our students receive some kind of financial aid – federal, state, private, NMU funds

  • 90% of new freshmen

Types of financial aid

Types of Financial Aid

  • Gift Aid (Free Money!)

    • Grants – typically need-based

    • Scholarships – typically merit-based

  • Self Help Aid

    • Work-Study – student earns funds through part-time employment

    • Loans – student must repay funds

Work study

Work Study

  • Reasons to work:

    • Money

    • Connection to University

    • Grades, graduation, retention

    • References

    • FAFSA reporting

  • Work study does not apply directly to the bill – student will receive a paycheck

  • Career Services Office

Student loans

Student Loans

  • Federal

    • Direct Loans – Subsidized/Unsubsidized

      • Subsidized – no interest while in school (3.4-6.8%)

      • Unsubsidized – interest builds while in school (6.8%)

      • Typically at $5,500/yr

    • Perkins Loans (5% interest rate)

      • Typically at $1,000/yr – Pell eligible students

  • Alternative Student Loans

    • Private Lenders

    • PLUS Loan – Federal Loan for Parents (payments can now be deferred)

Things to keep in mind

Things to keep in mind

  • Awards are based upon full-time enrollment

  • “Passive Acceptance”

    • Except student loans

  • Outside Scholarships

  • Aid Adjustments

    • EFC (FAFSA changes)

    • Housing

  • Overages

Change in circumstances

Change in Circumstances

Contact us if you experience any change in circumstances from 2012:

  • Loss of job or income

  • Divorce or separation

  • Excessive out of pocket medical bills

    Request for Re-Evaluation Form

Rights and responsibilities

Rights and Responsibilities

  • Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

    • Completion percentage (67%)

    • GPA

    • Attempted credits (150%)

Helpful hints

Helpful Hints

  • Financial aid does not always cover

    the entire bill

    • FREE scholarship searches

    • Alternative loan options

    • Payment plans

  • FERPA – Release of Information

  • Financial Aid Toolbox – Pathfinder


For the future

For the Future

  • File the FAFSA each year by March 1

  • Keep Department of Education PIN

  • NMU Foundation Scholarships – application available January/February

  • Be sure students check email

    and MyNMU site regularly

  • Contact us if you

    have questions!



  • If you have questions specific to your situation, stop by the Financial Aid Office – 2107 Hedgcock

  • The Financial Aid Office is open until 4:00 pm today.

  • Please have your student with you!

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