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. We recommend that you complete your FAFSA and CSS Profile before March 1 so that your application documents reach us in 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 will typically request other documents to review 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.
Note: U-M does not participate in the College Board IDOC (Institutional Documentation Service) program; do not upload your documents through IDOC).
Pay enrollment deposit to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.