Spring/Summer Aid

The Spring/Summer financial aid process is a bit different both for students entering U-M or attending as a continuing student during these optional academic terms.  See the section below specific to your situation.

If you are a first-time, dependent undergraduate planning to attend U-M beginning Spring or Summer terms, we must receive aid application materials for Spring/Summer and the coming Fall/Winter terms to process your aid. This includes the FAFSA, PROFILE, plus any additional documents requested by our office. Here are the deadlines:

Special notes to Spring/Summer admits:

  • Do not submit a Spring/Summer Request for Funds, which is used only by continuing students.
  • Do not wait to be admitted before applying for aid. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office.
  • Bridge Students: If you will start at U-M in the Summer Bridge Program, visit the Bridge web page for additional information specific to that program.


To apply for Spring/Summer aid, complete a Spring/Summer Request for Funds form, available Feb. 1 through July 31 each year. Note that you must be registered at least half-time for Spring/Summer classes at UM-Ann Arbor in order to receive financial aid.
  • If you have not yet completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the current year, you must complete the FAFSA now and submit it to the federal processor in order to apply for Spring/Summer aid. 

    Example:  If you are applying for 2017 Spring/Summer Aid and have already submitted a 2016-2017 FAFSA for Fall/Winter aid, do not submit another FAFSA when applying. (If you did NOT submit a 2016-2017 FAFSA, you must file one to be considered for Spring/Summer 2017 aid. We may ask for additional materials as your application is reviewed.)


Deadlines for Spring/Summer financial aid and application materials are posted each February and remain available through July 31. In general, the deadlines follow the schedule below (specific deadlines are offered as they become available each year). If you are undecided about attending Spring/Summer terms, apply for financial aid. There is no penalty.
MARCH 24, 2017 PRIORITY DEADLINE: The Office of Financial Aid must receive your FAFSA from the federal processor by this deadline to consider you for available aid. Award notification begins in April for students registered at least half-time for Spring and/or Summer.
Applications are accepted after priority deadline, but funding is limited. Spring Term aid applications are accepted until June 2, 2017 and Summer Term and Combined Spring/Summer Term aid applications accepted through July 31. The Office of Financial Aid will be unable to process Spring/Summer applications submitted after these deadline dates. You must visit our office and speak directly to an aid officer for further assistance.
Application materials
(Available Feb. 1 to July 31 each year. If you have questions, please contact our office)

We encourage U-M students to be smart about borrowing.

Students requesting a Federal Direct Loan for Spring/Summer may also be asked to meet with a financial aid officer to discuss their cumulative borrowing.

More about the U-M Smart Borrowing program