The University of Michigan offers grants, scholarships, loans, and federal Work-Study funds to eligible entering and continuing students.

About 70% of Michigan resident undergraduates and 40% of nonresident undergraduates on the U-M Ann Arbor campus receive financial aid. See more from the U-M Office of Budget and Planning.

Entering U-M undergraduates submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for federal aid and a CSS Profile application to be considered for institutional grant aid. The university meets the full financial need of all Michigan resident undergraduates who apply by priority aid application deadlines and accept all aid offered.

Prospective first-year students begin the financial aid application process in the fall of their senior year in high school. Qualifying students who have met the aid application deadline are automatically considered for both federal and state need-based aid programs, university grants, and university-administered scholarships.

Continuing students must reapply for financial aid each year, beginning on Jan. 1. Most financial aid is renewable, provided that federal and university eligibility criteria is met.

If we can answer questions or help you find resources for your college experience at U-M, contact us.

U-M Office of Financial Aid Mission

  • To ensure that accomplished students from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences are able to attend the university.
  • To provide — in a fair, confidential, and responsible manner — financial resources, information, options, and advice that removes financial barriers and allow students to focus on academic success.
  • To employ an innovative spirit and factual approach to improve our processes and offer premier service to students and the university community.

Corresponding with us

Our office sometimes requests additional information to review financial aid applications. If requested, the preferred way to send your materials: 

  • Mailed to our office
  • Via fax (734-647-3081)
  • Via Wolverine Access Document Upload

When contacting us, always provide your eight digit U-M ID.

Cloud storage: Do not share cloud-based documents with our group email [email protected] as we cannot access them. Do not use College Board IDOC (we do not subscribe to this service and U-M will not receive your documents). Note that we cannot guarantee security through email, so personal information such as full Social Security numbers should never be emailed to us.

Note: Due to the nature of federal, state and institutional guidelines governing financial aid programs, information on this website is subject to change.

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