Northern Michigan University students enrolled for the fall semester are eligible for grants funded by federal stimulus dollars ranging from $250 to $1,000. They simply need to read brief information online and select how they want the funding to be processed.
"NMU is recognizing that the pandemic has financially affected all students, not just our students who are Federal Pell Grant recipients,” said Mike Rotundo, director of Financial Aid. “Therefore, all degree and eligible certificate programs qualify for assistance through the federal stimulus grant."
For undergraduate students enrolled in six or more credits, those who are Pell Grant eligible can receive $1,000 and those who are not Pell Grant eligible can receive $750. Five or fewer credits in either category will result in a $250 award. Graduate students are eligible for $750 with four or more credits or $250 with fewer credits.
Students have two options for receiving the grants: applying the funds directly to their fall 2021 account balances; or having the money sent to them for use toward other pandemic-related expenses. To indicate their preference, they need to follow this link.
Northern's Board of Trustees simultaneously approved the grant program when setting tuition and fee rates at its June 28 meeting.