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.
- Complete and submit the 2017-18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (use federal code 002325) and the 2017-18 CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (Use U-M's CSS code 1839). To be considered for all aid programs, we must receive your FAFSA record and your PROFILE application (to be considered for institutional grants and scholarships) by April 30.
- Complete and submit the 2016-17 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (use federal code 002325). We must receive your FAFSA record and all supplemental documents requested by May 10 for Spring Term and June 15 for Summer Term.
Special notes to Spring/Summer admits:
- 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.)
(Available Feb. 1 to July 31 each year. If you have questions, please contact our office)
- Online version: 2017 Spring/Summer Request for Funds form
- Paper Version: 2017 Spring/Summer Request for Funds and Instructions (PDF)
- For information about Spring-Summer Direct Loans, visit the Smart Borrowing page.
- If you are studying abroad, do not fill out a Request for Funds (RFF) form. Instead, download and complete:
- If you are in a Social Work practicum or applying for a Spring/Summer TEACH Grant, complete one of the and submit to the Office of Financial Aid in addition to filling out the RFF form.
Initial financial aid offers for some undergraduates will not include Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loans, although these loans are available to eligible students through a special process. This process includes an online tutorial, calculating cumulative student debt and considering what it will cost to take out an additional loan.
Students requesting a Federal Direct Loan for Spring/Summer will also meet with a financial aid officer to discuss their cumulative borrowing.