NMU is investing in U.P. students with our U.P. Grant. You could receive up to $4,000!


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U.P. Grant Options

  • First-year freshmen
    • living on campus: $2,000 per year for 2 years = $4,000
    • living off campus: $1,000 per year for 2 years = $2,000
  • Transfer students with less than 56 credits
    • living on campus: $2,000 per year for 2 years = $4,000 
    • living off campus: $1,000 per year for 2 years = $2,000
  • Transfer students with 56 or more credits
    • living on campus: $2,000 per year for 1 year = $2,000
    • living off campus: $1,000 per year for 1 year = $1,000. 

Eligibility for second year awards is based on FAFSA Information and Satisfactory Academic Progress. 

  • Continuing students (enrolled prior to fall 2021 and in fall 2021) receive one-year awards:
    • living on campus: $1,000
    • living off campus: $500



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U.P. Grant Eligibility

  • Upper Peninsula resident
  • Enrolled at NMU in fall 2021 as a new first-year freshman or transfer student
  • Household income of $100,000 or less
  • FAFSA submitted to NMU for enrollment year (used to verify household income)
  • Full-time enrollment (12 or more credits per semester)

If you meet all of these requirements, you'll automatically be considered for our U.P. Grant!

No additional forms to fill out or essays to write.

It's that simple! 

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NMU's U.P. Grant can be awarded in addition to other financial aid and scholarships you are receiving. That means if you already qualify for a Wildcat Achievement Award, you'll get both! 

Frequently Asked Questions

These student types are not eligible for NMU's U.P. Grant:

  • Global Campus Students
  • International Students
  • Part-Time Students
  • Non-Degree Students
  • Guest Students
  • Graduate Students

For NMU's U.P. Grant eligibility purposes, a U.P. resident is defined as a Michigan resident who has a permanent address in the U.P. and has graduated from a U.P. high school (documentation needed in the form of a diploma or high school transcript provided to NMU's Admissions Office.) 

Harden Scholarship recipients are not eligible for any additional NMU aid.  Presidential Scholarship recipients will be considered for NMU's U.P. Grant.  

Yes.  There are cases where a student is not eligible for the U.P. Grant because they are receiving other types of aid. Some examples include:

  • NMU ROTC Room and Board award
  • Senior Citizen Scholarship
  • NMU Employee Tuition Benefit
  • Harden Scholarship

Yes, you will be considered for NMU's U.P. Grant in addition to athletic aid.  

Ask your parent or guardian to check the Adjusted Gross Income figure on their 2019 tax returns. Otherwise, we'll be able to verify your household income by reviewing your current FAFSA.

Yes, you will still be considered. 

Unfortunately, no. Students must attend NMU for consecutive semesters to continue eligibility for NMU's U.P. Grant.  (It is fine to not be enrolled during the summer semester.)

NMU's U.P. Grant is distributed per semester. For example, if you receive a $2,000 annual grant, you'll receive $1,000 in the fall semester and $1,000 in the winter semester.


Yes.  Students need to meet these requirements:

  1. Satisfactory Academic Progress -Federal regulation requires that all financial aid recipients progress at a reasonable rate toward achieving a certificate or degree.  This is measured by the student’s cumulative grade point average; the number of credits earned in relation to those attempted; and the maximum time frame allowed to complete an academic program.
  2. Household income of $100,000 or less - This will be verified by reviewing your updated FAFSA information.