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Apply now for 2016-17 Fall/Winter financial aid

Joggers at Engine Arch of West Hall

8/6/13 Joggers running towards the Engine Arch of West Hall in the early morning hours during a "Day in the life" of the University of Michigan on August 6, 2013.

April 30, 2016 is the priority deadline to apply for 2016-17 financial aid at U-M. We must receive your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by this date to consider you for all financial aid programs.

If you are an entering undergraduate, you should also complete the CSS Financial Aid PROFILE by April 30 to be considered for U-M grant aid, which is gift money that is not paid back. (Continuing students do not complete another PROFILE.)

If we receive your FAFSA after April 30, you will still be considered for aid, but  funding may be limited and you may not be offered grants or Work-Study.

Our office may ask you for additional documents to complete your aid application. If we ask for these documents, you will receive an email prompting you to visit Wolverine Access to see which forms we need to complete your file review. We must have these additional documents in our office by June 1, 2016.

Entering students are receiving estimates of aid as they apply and and official notification is sent once applications are reviewed.  Award notifications for continuing students begin in June, or earlier.  Students are notified in the order in which they apply for aid.

All financial aid awards are revised after the U-M Board of Regents considers tuition and fee rates in late June.

Find application instructions here:

Aid application tips:

  • Allow 3-4 weeks for processing so that you can resolve any problems if your  FAFSA is rejected. The federal processor will reject a FAFSA if information is missing or incorrect. Check your federal Student Aid  Report to see if corrections are needed.
  • Students and parents can use IRS data from tax returns to automatically populate  their FAFSA. Visit  https://fafsa.gov for information about the IRS Data Retrieval Tool and how it works.
  • If your family has not filed a 2015 tax return or will request an extension, complete  the FAFSA using estimated tax data. The FAFSA can be corrected after your return is completed.
  • Contact our office if you have any questions.