The Free Application for Federal Student Aid
To apply for federal student aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using U-M's federal code 002325. The FAFSA is available on October 1 at no cost to students. You will be considered for Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant, and Federal Direct Loans as well as the Michigan Competitive Scholarship, Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver, Health Professional Loan, Nursing Student Loan, and Work-Study.
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.
The CSS Profile
If you wish to be considered for U-M grants and merit scholarships that address need, complete the CSS Profile using U-M's CSS code 1839 to ensure that we receive your information. The CSS Profile is also available on October 1 each year.
Special notes about the CSS Profile:
- While there is a small cost associated with the CSS Profile, qualifying students will receive an automatic fee waiver offer from the College Board when providing their income information.
- We use information from both parents, regardless of marital status, when considering your eligibility for U-M grants. Prospective students with divorced, never married, or separated parents will need to invite the "non-custodial" parent (the parent you do not live with) to complete the CSS Profile Household B document as a part of the application process. Instructions on how to add a non-custodial parent, if not prompted to do so in your initial CSS Profile application, can be found here. If you have questions, contact the College Board of email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
- Requesting a Waiver of Non-Custodial Parent (HHB) Information: Students may request a waiver of their non-custodial (HHB) parent’s information under certain, limited, circumstances. To apply for waiver consideration, please complete the request form and provide all required documentation.