Current Undergraduates

Continuing students must reapply for financial aid each year. If you applied for aid the previous year, we will notify you by email early in the calendar year that it is time to reapply. If you do not receive information about reapplying or have questions, contact us. To reapply for aid, all continuing students must complete a new FAFSA. (Returning students do not complete a new CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE if they have submitted one in the past.)

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 situation, the U-M Office of Financial Aid is currently unable to receive materials by mail. Students are strongly encouraged to use the Document Upload Portal on Wolverine Access for uploading needed documents. If you have questions, contact the Office of Financial Aid by calling 734-763-6600 or emailing

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1. Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) starting October 1: Complete the FAFSA online using your federal FSAID (visit to create an FSAID).  It is important to list your correct name, Social Security number and information from the correct federal income tax return (1040EZ, 1040A, or 1040). Be sure to include your housing plans and list Federal School Code 002325 so results are sent to UM-Ann Arbor. For a paper copy of the FAFSA, request one online or call 1-800-4-FEDAID.

  • When you apply for financial aid at U-M using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, we verify the information you submitted to the federal processor. We will sometimes ask you for additional information and review other university records during the application process. Your FAFSA record may be corrected based upon this information.

Special notes:

  • If income taxes are filed, you may be prompted to transfer IRS data to the FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. (If necessary, you may use estimates and amend the FAFSA once your taxes are filed.)
  • If you are enrolling for only one term (fall or winter), including students enrolled in a UM-sponsored co-op program, report this through the non-enrollment reporting tab on Wolverine Access.
  • If you are studying abroad for fall or winter terms, fill out a Study Abroad Financial Aid Request.
  • If you are a parent with child care expenses, get program and application materials.

Parent Information and Signatures are required if you are a dependent student or you are a dental or pharmacy student who is applying for a Health Professions loan. If you do not provide correct parent data or signatures, your FAFSA will be rejected which could jeopardize your eligibility for aid. If you think you might be considered an independent student, please see the definition of an independent student.

2. Update your scholarship information on Wolverine Access

 Visit My Scholarship Profile to complete or update your profile when you reapply for financial aid, and update it regularly throughout the year. Just log in to Wolverine Access and select My Scholarship Profile in the Campus Finances section. Completing your scholarship profile does not mean you qualify for the scholarships, but it ensures that you will be in the pool for consideration for all scholarships for which you are eligible. For more information, see the My Scholarship Profile page.


Note the deadline for the 2020-21 aid year:


Starting with the 2020-21 aid year, the Office of Financial Aid must receive all documents by March 31. This includes:

  • Your FAFSA from the federal processor allowing us to consider you for federal and institutional financial aid. If your FAFSA is rejected, you must resolve any problem before this priority deadline, so plan to complete your FAFSA before March 1. If you miss the deadline, your aid will be limited.
  • If you receive an email requesting additional documents (such as tax returns, etc.), those are also due on March 31. You may also check Wolverine Access (Student tab > Student Business > Login > Student Center > Financial Aid > (select appropriate Aid Year) > Documents/Review) for a list of these documents. Documents may be faxed, mailed or dropped off at our office. Find these supplemental forms on our Forms page.

A note about GoogleDocs and other cloud-stored documents: Please do not share documents stored in the cloud with our office email address ( This is a group email account and we are unable access these documents. Mail, fax or drop off these documents.


To apply for spring/summer aid, complete a Spring/Summer Request for Funds form, available Feb. 7 through July 31 each year. If you have not yet completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the current year, you must complete the FAFSA now and submit it to the federal processor in order to apply for spring/summer aid. Study abroad students complete the appropriate Study Abroad Financial Aid request. See the menu below for the appropriate forms.

Example:  If you are applying for 2020 spring/summer aid and have already submitted a 2019-2020 FAFSA for fall/winter aid, do not submit another FAFSA when applying. (If you did NOT submit a 2019-2020 FAFSA, you must file one to be considered for spring/summer 2020 aid. We may ask for additional materials as your application is reviewed.)


Spring/summer financial aid information and application materials are posted each February and remain available through July 31. If you are undecided about attending spring/summer terms, apply for financial aid. There is no penalty.
WHEN TO APPLY: In addition to your U-M applications and forms, we must receive your FAFSA from the federal processor in order to process your financial aid. Award notification begins on Feb. 1 and will be done on a first-come, first-served, rolling basis, as students apply. Grant funding for spring/summer is expected to be limited so be sure to apply early to be considered.
Spring term aid applications will be accepted until June 1 and summer term and combined spring/summer term aid applications accepted through July 31. The Office of Financial Aid will be unable to process spring/summer applications submitted after these deadline dates.
Application materials
(Available Feb. 1 to July 31 each year. If you have questions, please contact our office)

If you have received aid such as departmental awards or private scholarships from sources other than the Office of Financial Aid, it is your responsibility to find out when to reapply for funds and the application requirements and deadlines are for those aid programs. Contact the source or organization making the award.