Tuition and Fee Payment
NMU offers three
options for the payment of tuition
and fees and housing charges. The options are designed to assist students and
their families to meet their financial obligations to the
university. More information is posted on the web at
paymentplans or contact the Student Service Center.
A notice will be sent to your NMU e-mail address when
your overage check is available. For more information contact
Student Service Center.
off-campus part-time jobs for students are posted through Career Services.
Both work-study and regular student employment
positions are posted.
For part-time jobs
in Dining Services and Housing and Residence Life, you may want to contact those
departments directly (Dining Services: 906-227-2520; Housing and
Resident Life: 906-227-2620).
Visit Career Services for a complete list of their services.
The university does not mail grade reports. Final grades will
be available online at
each semester. You can also access an unofficial
transcript and check your class schedule using
The Registrar's Update is a
web-based newsletter, published each August prior to the fall
semester. It's designed to keep students,
faculty and staff informed about new programs, policies and
other information necessary to get the fall semester off to a
The following offices will be open Saturday,
Aug. 25, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. to provide student services prior
to the beginning of the fall semester, which begins Monday, Aug. 27.
Academic and Career Advisement
Dean of Students
First Year Experience
Housing and Residence Life
Multicultural Education and Resource
Public Safety and Police Services
Student Service Center
parents of Northern students can sign up to join the
award-winning NMU Parent Partnership. This program
features regular e-mail newsletters (or postal-mail
copies when necessary) from President David Haynes to
parents that highlight activities taking place on
campus, discuss higher education issues, and answer
questions sent to President Haynes from parents about how and
why Northern operates the way it does. There is no cost
to join the Parent Partnership.
So, ask your mom and dad if they’ve already signed
up. If they haven’t, encourage them to do so. To
subscribe to the newsletter, they can go to
click on the newsletter link at the top and fill out the
brief sign-up questionnaire. If your parents need
to register by mail, they can do so by writing to NMU
Parent Partnership, Office of the President, Northern
Michigan University, 1401 Presque Isle Avenue,
Marquette, MI 49855. When signing up by mail,
parents should include their name, address and phone
number, as well as your name and high school.
If your parents have signed up for the NMU Parent Partnership
newsletter but haven’t received any of the issues, there
may be a firewall or browser issue. Suggest that they
put the Parent Partnership e-mail address,
in their e-mail address book, which sometimes enables
newsletter delivery to work around such problems. If the
problems continue, they should e-mail
or call 906-227-2242.
Wondering how to find your (e-mail) user ID and password?
If you are a new user, go to
myuser.nmu.edu and select New User Page.
Follow the prompts to set your password.
If you know your user ID
but have forgotten your password, go to
myuser.nmu.edu and select I Lost my Password.
the prompts to set a new password.
Students who are having computer problems they can't resolve
should stop by the
Computing Help Desk
with a picture I.D. and their laptop. The Computing Help Desk is at 116 Learning
Resource Center, 906-227-2468,
TIP: Look up your User ID at:
A list of resource links for
current students is available at:
Laptop Distribution Dates
The Superior Dome will be the
distribution site for notebook computers that are
provided to all full-time NMU students as part of tuition and fees;
part-time students pay a rental fee. This year’s Dome
distribution will be Thursday and Friday, Aug. 23-24.
During early August, a
complete TLC information package was sent to all full-time students
via their NMU e-mail account or, for incoming freshmen and transfer
students, via U.S. mail. The package
included an assigned computer pickup/exchange time and information
regarding computing services, registration and set up.
Distribution times and dates for students can be found at:
To receive a computer, a student must be currently enrolled (tuition
paid or tuition payment plan selected) and registered for credit-earning
classes. Students must present a valid picture ID and sign a
Computer Use Agreement. If the student is under 18, a parent or
legal guardian must sign the Computer Use Agreement.
set up and registering the
computer will be available on-site. To receive help, students will
need their NMU (e-mail) user ID
and password. First-time students
should have received a user ID and password at orientation. Students
who have lost or forgotten their user ID or password can go to
on the web, or contact the Help Desk,
227-2468, room 116, Learning Resource Center. The Help Desk will
have a booth in the Superior Dome during distribution.
A video that
demonstrates how to set up the notebook computer and register it to
NMU's network, and provides helpful hints for the care of the
computer will air on Charter Channel 20. It
will be shown at the bottom of the hour beginning at 9:30 a.m. every day, with the last
showing at 11:30 p.m.
Students who cannot make their
assigned time during the distribution will need to go to the
Micro Repair Office, located in the lower level of the LRC, to
pick up their computers. Micro Repair will be open from 1-5 pm Sunday, Aug. 26, 8:30 a.m. until
6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and
Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Laptop Distribution Dates, Locations
Thurs., Aug. 23
Fri., Aug. 24
9 am-6 pm
Mon., Aug. 27–Thurs., Aug. 30
8:30 am-6:30 pm
Order online and receive
automatic order updates by email.
University has authorized the
National Student Clearinghouse to
provide transcript ordering via the web. You can order
transcripts using any major credit card.
on the Student Services tab, then the
“enrollment verification” link. Once you are at
the National Student Clearinghouse web site,
select the “transcript ordering/tracking” link.
Also, currently enrolled
students can access their
unofficial transcripts at no charge on
www.getmytranscript.com or to the
National Student Clearinghouse secure site.
error is made in the calculation or recording of a grade. If you
feel that a clerical error has been made in a winter or summer
grade, contact your instructor immediately.
submit grade changes for clerical errors to the Registrar’s
Office by the 15th working day of the semester (Friday, Sept. 14). For more information on the grade change policy, please contact
the Registrar's Office.
It’s good to have you back on
campus. To those who are joining our university for the
first time, welcome. I think you’ll find Northern
Michigan University to be a great place to live and
learn. As NMU’s new president, I’m very excited about
the upcoming year.
Physically, the campus is changing.
You may have noticed that we took down Carey Hall over
summer. That will be turned into a grassy area with
plans that one day we may build a large pavilion that
could be used for outdoor university events. In June, we
also received funding from the state for our new
academic building, so we’ve started finalizing the
design plans. That building will be located between the
Learning Resources Center and Hedgcock. Final designs
are expected to be done sometime this fall. Construction
of the new building will begin at the end of the winter
Academically, we’ve changed some
programs (theater has expanded to be theater and
entertainment arts; online journalism was revamped to be
multimedia journalism), reactivated the practical
nursing certificate to meet new area job demand and have
been exploring adding some new majors, minors and
concentrations in the near future. NMU faculty and staff
are committed to providing you a world-class educational
experience, so they are constantly trying to improve the
academic menu to meet the needs of students.
We continue to grow in community
engagement each year, and that makes me especially
proud. Nearly one third of our student population is
involved in NMU’s nationally recognized Superior Edge
citizenship-leadership program (www.nmu.edu/superioredge).
Prospective employers are so impressed by the initiative
demonstrated by NMU students. It sends a message that
you take your role as local and global citizens quite
Athletically, we’re working on
strengthening the game day experience for students,
faculty, staff, alumni and community members. We want to
see everyone showing their Wildcat pride when NMU and
USOEC teams take to their home field of play. Watch for
the details related to new home game activities. My goal
is to help the campus and community create an even more
powerful Wildcat roar.
As I said, I’m excited to begin the
new academic year as your president. When you see me
around campus, please introduce yourself and tell me
about your NMU experience thus far. Study hard and take
full advantage of the amazing number of opportunities
available to you at NMU. If you do, you’ll love being a
Northern student. I know – I used to be one, and that
time period, although a long time ago, is still among
the best of my life.
David Haynes, NMU President
In The News
NMU Uses E-Mail as the Official Way of Communicating with Students
Northern Michigan University uses a
student’s NMU e-mail account as its primary means of
communicating official university business, including legally
required information as a condition of enrollment. All NMU students are required to use
their assigned NMU e-mail accounts to receive communication from
Student Needs to File a Local Address and Phone Number
Even though NMU uses e-mail as a
primary way to communicate with students, the university still needs
an updated address and phone number. NMU faculty and staff or
classmates may try to reach students by phone or
important documents may be sent by
If you have not
given the university
your local address, information will be sent to your permanent
address. This could possibly result in a delay in
receiving information that is time-sensitive.
You can update
your local and permanent address and phone number
instantly on the web at
or stop by the
and fill out an
Fee Billing Statements Sent
Tuition and fee rates were
set in mid July and billing statements
are available for viewing and/or making payment at
https://ebill.nmu.edu. The due date for tuition, fees, room
and board was Wednesday, Aug. 8
To assist with questions about tuition and fees and other
university issues, the NMU Information Center recently
center is manned by a full-time staff member
students who field telephone calls made to the Student
Service Center and Financial Aid offices.
For questions about tuition
and fees, financial aid or general “start of the semester”
matters, call 906-227-1221.
Don't Miss the Deadline!
If you are planning to
graduate at the end of the fall semester, you must
register for graduation so a final degree audit can be
completed to verify your eligibility. Register online just the
same way as you would for a class or contact the Student Service
Center [906-227-1221]. The deadline is Thursday, Aug. 30.
to park on campus during the school year must purchase
parking decal. Students have the option of registering
their vehicles on
or in person at Public Safety Parking Services. Students who register on
mynmu.nmu.edu will have their parking decals
mailed to them. A valid vehicle registration is required if you
register a vehicle in person. No exceptions will be granted.
All tickets are valid citations including
those written the first week of school. Tickets issued for
failure to register a motor vehicle will not be excused after
the registration deadline, which is Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012.
Students who need to park on campus after this date and do not have a
valid permit must stop at Public Safety and Police Services and
get a temporary permit. Temporary permits are available for up
to 14 days a semester at no charge. Four-week temporary
permits are available for $20, however, you can only
purchase one per semester.
The fee for commuters, residents (28
credits or more), freshmen and university apartment residents is
$140. Second vehicle permits are half the price of the
first vehicle permit. Motorcycle permits are $22.50.
Parking Decal Application
Current Students - If you have
already registered for classes, please purchase your parking
The application can be found under the Student Services tab. You
must be registered for classes in order to purchase a parking
Visitors and Guests - Please
visit Public Safety and Police Services to receive a
complimentary parking pass. (Building #46 on the NMU
Public Safety and Police Services
100 Services Building