MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University is providing emergency grants for eligible students who have been financially affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Northern Michigan decided to use their part of the recently approved CARES Act to fuel this grant. The students awarded receive up to $700, and it can be used for a multitude of expenses such as housing, food, utilities and more.

“NMU has received about $3 million dollars to be able to use towards emergency grants for students,” said Mike Rotundo, Director of the Financial Aid Office at Northern Michigan University. “Students still have challenges with paying their rent, paying their utilities, getting groceries on their table. This is funding that can only help the students with getting passed the financial issues that they’re challenged with at this time.”

The deadline to apply for the grant is May.25th, and money will be award to the students after that date. For more information about eligibility requirements, click here.