Posted 6/11/2021

Acknowledgement: Per sponsor requirements, NMU submitted the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution commits to use no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. This certification was submitted April 19, 2020.  Per sponsor requirements, “for existing private nonprofit and public CARES Act grantees, the CRRSAA authorized supplemental awards to existing Student Aid Portion and Institutional Portion grantees.  These institutions will not be required to submit new or revised applications to the Department to receive these new funds.” Therefore no new certification was completed for the HEERF II funding to use the funds received under Section 314(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

Total amount received: NMU qualified for and received funds from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students $2,997,309 (in student-targeted funding)

Total amount distributed: As of June 11, 2021, NMU had distributed to students, under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA a total of $2,564,663.

Total number of students eligible: The estimated total number of students at Northern Michigan university eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Section 314(a)(1) is 6,102.

Total number of students served: As of June 11, 2021, NMU had distributed Emergency Financial Aid Grant support, under Section 314(a)(1), to a total of 4,006 students.

Methods: The method(s) used by NMU to determine student recipients of Emergency Financial Aid Grants, and the amount they receive(d), Section 314(a)(1) was created by NMU as a model of a new internal application for “HEERF II Emergency Grant” established by the NMU. That fund distributed funds to students in need and expired April 12, 2021, but was subsequently extended and will remain open as long as funding is available. The application for CARES funds is available to students here

Additional instructions/information: NMU has made announcements and connected students with information. These informational announcements were made by the NMU’s President and the Financial Aid Office. Additionally, NMU has a fluid webpage with up-to-date information related to COVID-19 to keep faculty, staff, administration, students and other constituents informed at all times.