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 2018 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 2018 Spring/Summer Aid and have already submitted a 2017-2018 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 2018 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.
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. The 2018 Spring/Summer priority deadline will be published by Feb. 1, 2018.
Applications are accepted after priority deadline, but funding is limited. Spring Term aid applications are accepted until June 1, 2018 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)
  • Online version: Spring/Summer Request for Funds form
  • Paper Version: Spring/Summer Request for Funds and Instructions (PDF)
  • If you are studying abroad, do not fill out a Request for Funds (RFF) form. Instead, download and complete:
    • Spring/Summer Study Abroad Financial Aid Request (PDF) (available on Feb. 1 each year)
  • 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.
    • Spring/Summer Social Work Addendum to Spring-Summer RFF (PDF)
    • Spring-Summer TEACH Grant Application/Certification (PDF)

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