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 email@example.com.
1. Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) starting October 1: Complete the FAFSA online using your federal FSAID (visit https://fsaid.ed.gov 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.
- 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.
2. Update your scholarship information on Wolverine Access
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.
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.)
(Available Feb. 1 to July 31 each year. If you have questions, please contact our office)
- Online version: Spring/Summer Request for Funds form
- If you are studying abroad, do not fill out a Request for Funds (RFF) form. Instead, download and complete:
- Spring/Summer Study Abroad Financial Aid Request (PDF)(available on Feb. 1 each year)
- If you are in a Social Work practicum or applying for a spring/summer TEACH Grant, complete one of the and submit to the Office of Financial Aid in addition to filling out the RFF form.