The Provost's Award is offered to the neediest entering and continuing non-resident undergraduates who are pursuing their first bachelor’s degree. Non-resident students are given automatic consideration for the U-M Provost’s Award when they apply for financial aid as an entering student. The award does not carry into further graduate-level studies.
In combination with other federal and University need-based grants, the Provost’s Award covers 100 percent of tuition costs as well as most of the cost for room and board. Total aid will meet full demonstrated need for this selected set of students. (The Expected Family Contribution is determined during the U-M aid application process when income and assets are considered based on an analysis of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE.) Award amount varies based on need and students with the lowest Expected Family Contribution on the FAFSA and PROFILE receive it.
Renewal of the award is based upon recipients meeting or exceeding the University’s minimum standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress and maintaining full-time, continuous enrollment at the University of Michigan. As with all U-M institutional grants, eligible U-M students will receive the Provost's Award during the first 10 terms of undergraduate enrollment in college including U-M or any other institution of higher education.