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What is CatCa$h?

CatCa$h is a stored value account giving students, faculty, and staff the ability to pay for purchases with their Wildcat Express card. It works as a debit card allowing money to be pre-deposited onto the Wildcat Express card. There are no fees or other charges for opening or using a CatCa$h account. You can then use the card at various locations on campus.

The current balance in your CatCa$h account will be carried over from semester to semester. When you graduate or terminate your studies/association with Northern Michigan University, you may request a refund of remaining funds by contacting the Wildcat Express Office. All balances greater than $15 will be refunded. Fund balances with less than $15 will not be refunded, but will remain available.


Student at on campus Starbucks

Where you can use CatCa$h:

  • Cattrax
  • Fieras
  • Melted
  • Northern Lights Dining
  • Temaki World Asian Kitchen
  • Smoothie King
  • Starbucks
  • Sundre
  • Wildcat Den
  • Printers and copy machines around campus

How to add money to your CatCa$h account:

  • Wildcat Express Office: Money can be added by cash, check. The office is located in the Northern Center, on the first floor near Flagstar Bank.
  • GET”: Funds may be transferred to CatCa$h using the online website or app called GET. Visit and use your NMU credentials. You will be able to view your CatCa$h and Dining Dollar transactions/balances, report a lost card and deposit funds into your CatCa$h account. Guest deposits may also be made into your CatCa$h account by having your parents, grandparents, etc. select Guest Deposits. They will need your NMU Identification Number (including the zeros).
  • Valuport: There is a machine located on the second floor of Harden Hall (formerly the Learning Resource Center) near the circulation desk. You are able to add funds by depositing cash.