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:
- There is a cost associated with the CSS Profile. Many students will receive an automatic fee waiver offer from the College Board when providing their income information. Please contact our office to request a fee waiver if you are financially unable to submit this application and are not offered an automatic fee waiver from the College Board. You must request this waiver before submitting the Profile. We cannot reimburse families who request the waiver after submission.
- We use information from both parents, regardless of marital status, when considering whether you are eligible for U-M grants. For families requiring non-custodial parents to complete the CSS Profile, the prospective student must invite the non-custodial parent to complete this document as part of the application process. If you have questions, contact the College Board or email email@example.com for assistance.
- The College Board offers a tutorial on its website that walks students and parents through changes to this year's form.