In mid-May, the U.S. Department of Education's Federal Student Aid office will improve the FSA ID, the identifier used by students and parents to access federal financial aid information online, including the FAFSA and federal loan history and information.
U-M has published a new guide with information links to help promote safe and efficient travel for students and faculty this summer. If you are studying abroad, read the guidance or visit the Global Michigan website (http://global.umich.edu) for more detailed information.
The IRS has taken its Data Retrieval Tool offline, but the Department of Education assures families and students that the FAFSA application remains safe and available online. The U-M Office of Financial Aid recommends that students complete their 2017-18 FAFSAs without delay, manually entering tax return information so that we receive your information by April 30 to consider you for all aid. Read more in this post.
Volumes in our office are high this time of the year, whether students are contacting us by email, phone, fax or in person. If you have submitted documents, it may take up to 5 business days for receipt of these documents to show up on Wolverine Access in the student’s secure portal. We appreciate your patience as we work to award aid for 2017-18 and for the 2017 Spring and Summer terms.