Summer Programs: Bridge Scholars & CSP

Some entering U-M students are invited to begin their U-M education during the summer months, either through the Summer Bridge Scholars Program or the Summer Comprehensive Studies Program at the College of Literature, Science and the Arts.

Bridge Scholars path to financial aid

Both programs are designed to provide support for students from diverse populations, including first-generation students, to help them be successful at U-M. These programs gives students the opportunity to strengthen academic skills, develop a peer support network and familiarize themselves with campus during the summer months before their freshman year begins.

Many Bridge Scholars, CSP students and their families would like to be considered for financial aid for both the Summer Term and the following Fall and Winter terms. Steps for applying for aid can be found below or by opening the graphic at right. We suggest that students submit documents for the Summer Bridge program and Fall/Winter aid at the same time.

SUMMER BRIDGE SCHOLARS/CSP FINANCIAL AID ADVISING

  • U-M Detroit Office
    Orchestra Place, 363 Woodward, Suite 109, Detroit, MI  48102
    313-872-7802
    Walk-in visits (appointments also available):
    Wednesdays: 1-7 p.m. February through June

  • Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP)
    1139 Angell Hall
    734-764-9128
    Walk-in visits (appointments also available):
    Tuesdays: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • U-M Office of Financial Aid
    2500 Student Activities Bldg. 515 E. Jefferson St.
    (N. Campus: B430 Pierpont Commons)
    Ann Arbor, MI  48109-1316
    734-763-6600 or Email: OFA-Outreach@umich.edu
    Office hours, maps and additional contact information

APPLY: FINANCIAL AID FOR 2017 SUMMER BRIDGE SCHOLARS/CSP
Complete the 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at fafsa.gov as soon as possible using student/parents’ 2015 federal income tax information and U-M’s federal school code 002325. Your information will be used to determine your eligibility for grants and loans to assist with the cost of the Summer Bridge Scholars Program. 

APPLY: FINANCIAL AID FOR FALL/WINTER 2017-2018

  • Complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA by April 30, 2017 using student/parents’ 2015 income tax information and U-M's federal student code 002325. Estimated information will be accepted if taxes are not completed. Both student and one parent need a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID). This is used to electronically sign the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application. You will use this number each year, so keep it in a safe place and do not share it with anyone including a tax preparer. To apply, visit https://fsaid.ed.gov and select "Create an FSA ID."
  • Complete the CSS Financial Aid PROFILE online using U-M's PROFILE school code 1839. The PROFILE will be used to determine institutional aid.

Visit finaid.umich.edu/wolverine for information about creating a Wolverine Access account and a Friend Account for a parent/guardian to have access to Student Account and financial aid data. Wolverine Access offers access to requested documents that need to be completed and is your secure student portal during your time as a U-M student.  A financial aid package for the upcoming Summer/Fall/Winter terms cannot be completed until all requested documents are submitted.

WHERE TO SEND YOUR DOCUMENTS

You may be asked for additional documents as part of your financial aid application. We suggest that students submit documents for the Summer Bridge program and Fall/Winter aid at the same time. Mail, fax or email your documents to:

U-M Office of Financial Aid 
2500 Student Activities Building, 515 E Jefferson St.
Ann Arbor, MI  48109-1316
Email: financial.aid@umich.edu
Fax: 734-647-3081 (Ann Arbor)             

Documents may also be dropped off at the U-M Detroit Office, Orchestra Place, 3663 Woodward Ave., Suite 190, Detroit, MI  48201.

ESTIMATED COSTS FOR SUMMER BRIDGE PROGRAM
To help you plan, below is a breakdown of the estimated costs to attend the 2017 Summer Bridge Program:

Resident
(in-state)
$3,615
TUITION & FEES
$262
BOOKS
$2,580
HOUSING COSTS
$600
PERSONAL & MISC.
$7,057
TOTAL BUDGET

Non-Resident
(out-of-state)
$11,367
TUITION & FEES
$262
BOOKS
$2,580
HOUSING COSTS
$600
PERSONAL & MISC.
$14,809
TOTAL BUDGET