Submit a FAFSA starting October 1
Complete the FAFSA online using your federal FSAID. It is important to list your correct name, Social Security number, and information from the correct federal income tax return (1040EZ, 1040A, or 1040). Be sure to include your housing plans and list Federal School Code 002325 so results are sent to UM-Ann Arbor. For a paper copy of the FAFSA, request one online or call 1-800-4-FEDAID.
When you apply for financial aid at U-M using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, we verify the information you submitted to the federal processor. We will sometimes ask you for additional information and review other university records during the application process. Your FAFSA record may be corrected based upon this information.
- If income taxes are filed, you may be prompted to transfer IRS data to the FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. If necessary, you may use estimates and amend the FAFSA once your taxes are filed.
- If you are enrolling for only one term (fall or winter), including students enrolled in a UM-sponsored co-op program, report this through the non-enrollment reporting tab on Wolverine Access.
- If you are studying abroad for fall or winter terms, fill out a Study Abroad Financial Aid Request.
- If you are a parent with child care expenses, get program and application materials.
Parent information and signatures are required if you are a dependent student or you are a dental or pharmacy student who is applying for a Health Professions loan. If you do not provide correct parent data or signatures, your FAFSA will be rejected which could jeopardize your eligibility for aid. If you think you might be considered an independent student, please see the definition of an independent student.
Update your scholarship information on Wolverine Access
Visit "My Scholarship Profile" in Wolverine Access in the Campus Finances section to complete or update your profile when you reapply for financial aid, and update it regularly throughout the year. Completing your scholarship profile does not mean you qualify for the scholarships, but it ensures that you will be in the pool for consideration for all scholarships for which you are eligible. For more information, see the My Scholarship Profile page.