2021-2022 Fall/Winter Aid

Continuing students who want to apply for and receive financial aid for next year must submit a 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid. All required materials must be received by the Office of Financial Aid no later than May 1. If you wait to complete your FAFSA, you may not have sufficient time to submit all documents by the deadline and you may not be eligible for some types of grant assistance.

To apply, use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.

When to apply: 

  • We encourage you to apply now. We must receive your FAFSA by May 1. We cannot notify you of the additional required documents until we have received your FAFSA, so please do not wait.
  • Allow three to four weeks for processing of your application and identification of any missing/inaccurate information. You can check your Student Aid Report to see if corrections are needed.
  • If we receive your FAFSA after May 1, you will still be considered for aid, but funding may be limited and you may not be offered grants or Federal Work-Study.
  • Financial aid notification will likely begin in mid-July for continuing students. Students are notified in the order in which they apply for aid.

Tips on applying: 

  • Read our application instructions. Do not submit a CSS Profile if you have completed one in the past.
  • Students and parents can use IRS data from tax returns to automatically populate their FAFSA. Learn more on the Federal Student Aid website.
  • The federal processor will reject a FAFSA if information is missing or incorrect. If your FAFSA is rejected, your application will not be processed and you must resolve the problem before the deadline. Apply soon! 

Upcoming Deadlines

The process for obtaining aid for the spring/summer terms is different this year; explore the article on the new approach for spring and summer for more information.

Fall/Winter Priority Deadline
May 1, 2021

We must receive your FAFSA by May 1. Allow three to four weeks for processing so that your FAFSA arrives at U-M on time.

Help Us Protect Your Privacy

Identity theft has become one of the top crimes in the U.S. and repairing your credit score and credit records can be both expensive and time consuming. In an effort to better protect the information you provide as a part of your financial aid application, the Office of Financial Aid has implemented a two factor authentication that will be used when speaking with anyone other than you as the student.

Anyone seeking information on a student must now be listed as an individual authorized to receive financial aid information on your Wolverine Access Parent/Family Authorization page. They will need to provide us with your U-M ID and the email address listed on this authorization page. We will be unable to discuss any specific details about your record, including your aid package, balance due, eligibility appeals, or missing documents unless you have authorized the caller.

Go Blue Guarantee for U-M Tuition Remains in Place 

The U-M Go Blue Guarantee remains in effect for Michigan resident undergraduates on the Ann Arbor campus with family incomes of $65,000 or less and with assets below $50,000. 

For eligible students, financial aid packages for fall and winter terms will include a combination of scholarships and grants totaling at least the cost of tuition and mandatory university fees assessed each semester for up to four years for students who meet the income and asset criteria and who are: 

  • Michigan residents who are eligible for in-state tuition rates
  • Eligible to apply for financial aid
  • Pursuing their first bachelor’s degree 

Some students may see a “Go Blue Grant” line item if there is a gap between grants and scholarships and tuition/fee costs. To qualify for the Go Blue Guarantee each year, students must apply for financial aid and provide any additional requested documents by our deadline of March 31 for entering students or May 1 for continuing students. Students who do not meet this deadline are not eligible for the guarantee. 

Visit our website for eligibility and conditions.