The Summer Bridge Scholars Program gives students the opportunity to strengthen academic skills, develop a peer support network, and familiarize themselves with campus during the summer months before their first year begins.

How to Apply Aid

We strongly recommend that all students admitted to the Summer Bridge Scholars Program apply for financial aid for both the summer term and the following fall and winter terms. We request that students submit documents for the Summer Bridge Program and fall/winter aid at the same time.

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Summer Term Documents

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Complete the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible using student/parents’ 2018 federal income tax information and U-M’s federal school code 002325. Your information will be used to determine your eligibility for grants and loans to assist with the cost of the Summer Bridge Scholars Program.


Fall/Winter Term Documents

Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID)
Both student and one parent need a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID). This is used to electronically sign the FAFSA application. You will use this number each year, so keep it in a safe place and do not share it with anyone including a tax preparer. To create your FSA ID, visit the Federal Student Aid website.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Complete the 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid prior to the March 31 deadline using student/parents’ 2019 income tax information and U-M's federal student code 002325. Estimated information will be accepted if taxes are not completed.

CSS Profile
Complete the CSS Profile if you wish to be considered for U-M grants and merit scholarships that demonstrate need. Use U-M's CSS code 1839 to ensure that we receive your information. The CSS Profile is available on October 1 each year.

What to Do Next

You may be asked for additional documents as part of your financial aid application. We suggest that students submit documents for the Summer Bridge Scholars Program and fall/winter aid at the same time. Mail, fax, or upload your documents to Wolverine Access.

About Wolverine Access: This is a quick, convenient way for students and prospective students to access password-protected personal university information, including financial aid documents, financial aid notices, and student account statements. For more about using Wolverine Access and viewing your documents, visit this information page.

Submit your documents:

If you have questions about this process, please contact us.

Estimated Costs
Tuition & Fees$3,890$12,800
Books & Supplies$262$262
Housing & Meals$2,999$2,999
Personal & Misc.$600$600
Total: $7,751 $16,661


Additional Information

Financial Aid Advising

  • U-M Detroit Office
    Orchestra Place, 363 Woodward, Suite 150
    Detroit, MI 48102
  • Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP)
    1139 Angell Hall, 435 South State Street
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109
  • U-M Office of Financial Aid
    2500 Student Activities Bldg., 515 E. Jefferson St.
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109