U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents
If you are a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, you are eligible to apply for federal financial aid.
To apply, submit the following by Nov. 20, 2020:
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA and include parental data on the FAFSA which will allow the Office of Financial Aid to review your eligibility for Dental School grants and the Health Profession Loan (which is interest-free while you are a student)
- Complete a Dental Applicant Data Form, available on the main Dental financial aid page.
- Submit a copy of your parent(s) 2018 Federal Income Tax Return (including a foreign tax return if your parents live overseas). Your application will be processed for the winter 2020 term (Jan. 5, 2020 to April 21, 2020)
- Financial aid application materials for the 2020-2021 academic year (Ma1 5, 2020 to August 21, 2021) will be available in late January 2020. An e-mail will be sent at that time with application instructions.
Federal regulations and University of Michigan policy severely limit the types of financial assistance available to international students. University admissions policies require that students who are admitted with an F-1 visa have enough resources to meet their expenses throughout their stay at U-M. F-1 students cannot use private educational loans to demonstrate the required financial resources; instead, a student must demonstrate non-loan financial resources. More details are available once a student has been admitted.
Some U.S. lenders will provide private education loans for admitted, international students who have a qualified U.S. co-signer. Some require that the student have a Federal Social Security number prior to applying (Wells Fargo and Citizens Bank do not require this). It can take up to eight weeks to process these private loans, so make sure you apply early after you are admitted to ensure that the funds are available to pay your winter term 2020 tuition account by 1/8/20. Private education loans are not verified and processed until you are admitted to the ITDP program.
To apply: You and your co-signer should apply online with the lender you choose. The initial loan period will be January 2020 to April 2020. Please note that you will be attending: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
Information about private lenders can be found on our Private Education Loans page. Additional general information can be found on our web page for international students.