Entering Fall TermTop
December 15 - Suggested Filing Date
March 31 - Deadline
If you are applying to attend U-M beginning in the fall term, the U-M Office of Financial Aid must receive a valid Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), CSS Profile, and all other documents before the deadline of March 31 to consider you for available aid programs. Give yourself plenty of time to apply so that we receive your records on time.
Applicants who file their financial aid application by the Suggested Filing Date of December 15, and are admitted, will receive a preliminary financial aid package sooner.
If your FAFSA is rejected, you may miss the March 31 deadline. The most common reason is missing required signatures (student and parent signatures are required for dependent students). One parent must also sign for independent students applying for a Health Professions Loan.
We may request other documents to complete the review of your application. Those must also reach us by March 31 to consider you for aid. Sign in to Wolverine Access to view a list of needed documents or to upload documents.
Note: U-M does not participate in the College Board IDOC (Institutional Documentation Service) program; do not upload your documents through IDOC).
May 1 - Enrollment Deposit
Pay enrollment deposit to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Entering Winter TermTop
October 1 - Deadline
If you are applying to attend U-M beginning winter term, complete and submit a current year Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and CSS Profile at the time you apply for admission.
Allow three to four weeks for processing. We will notify you by email if we need additional documents or information; these materials must be submitted within 30 days of notification.
If you have filed a FAFSA, but not requested that the results be sent to UM-Ann Arbor (School Code 002325), visit the Federal Student Aid website or call 1-800-4-FEDAID.
Entering Spring/Summer TermsTop
If you are a first-time, dependent undergraduate planning to attend U-M beginning spring or summer terms, we must receive aid application materials for both spring/summer and the coming fall/winter terms to process your aid. This includes the FAFSA, CSS Profile, plus any additional documents requested by our office. Do not wait to be admitted before applying for aid. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office.
Important: Fall/Winter 2023-2024 Aid Application
Complete and submit the 2023-24 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) and the 2023-24 CSS Profile. To be considered for all aid programs, we must receive your FAFSA record and your CSS Profile application by March 31.
Are you starting in the spring term?
Complete and submit the 2022-23 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA). We must receive your FAFSA record and all requested supplemental documents by May 10 for the spring term.
Are you starting in the summer term?
Complete and submit the 2022-23 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA). We must receive your FAFSA record and all requested supplemental documents by June 1 for the summer term.
- If you will start at U-M in the Summer Bridge Program, visit the Summer Bridge Scholars page for additional information specific to that program.
- Continuing Students should follow the application process for spring/summer on the Current Undergraduates page.