If you think you may need financial help to attend the University of Michigan, we encourage you to apply for financial aid using the guidelines outlined by student status below. Even if you have not applied for admission yet, we strongly encourage you to apply for financial aid before being accepted or enrolling at U-M.
If you are a prospective undergraduate student entering U-M for fall term, your financial aid application process begins the school year before you start.
Continuing students need to reapply for financial aid every year. If you applied for aid the previous year, we will notify you by email early in the calendar year that it is time to reapply.
Financial aid for students who transfer from other institutions is available from university, federal, and state programs. You will also be considered for most university scholarships upon admission to U-M.
Most aid administered for graduate students at U-M is limited to loan and Work-Study programs. When applying to a graduate program, you should contact the admitting department, school, or college to inquire about the financial help offered in their areas.
There is no federal financial aid and limited scholarship funding available to international students attending U-M. If you have a F-1, F-2, J-1, J-2, or G-series visa, you are required to show proof of enough resources to meet your expenses and federal regulations limit financial assistance.