It can take several weeks to process a financial aid application, so we encourage you to complete and submit yours early. After your application materials have been processed and reviewed, you will receive an email from the Office of Financial Aid letting you know that your financial aid notice is available on Wolverine Access.
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U-M begins notifying entering applicants (first-year and transfer students) about estimated financial aid in January if they have applied for aid. Applicants are notified on a rolling basis, as the Office of Financial Aid receives aid application information. Apply for aid early so we can estimate your financial aid before the May 1 enrollment deposit deadline.
- If you do not have a U-M uniqname and password, sign up for a University of Michigan "Friend" Account (guest) ID to view/print your Financial Aid Notice (and other documents, if requested) on Wolverine Access. To acquire a Friend Account ID, see the Using Wolverine Access page. If you do not have an email account and you are unable to view/print your Financial Aid Notice or other documents, you may contact us to request a paper copy.
- You might be asked to send additional documents to verify your aid eligibility. You will be sent notification that you have an Estimated Financial Aid Notice available. Submit the required materials by June 1 so that we can calculate a new financial aid package and send you an Official Financial Aid Notice. If you do not respond by the specified deadline date, your estimated package will be cancelled.
- Based on review of your additional documents, your notice may change and you will receive a message informing you that you have a Revised Financial Aid Notice. Revised notices replace any notices previously received.
The U-M Office of Financial Aid begins sending financial aid notification emails to continuing students each spring. If you are asked to submit additional documents, you can find them on Wolverine Access. After logging in, select Student Center > Financial Aid > Aid Year > Documents/Review.
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Keep costs in mind
The double room rate used on your notice is less than the rate for a single room. If you choose a single room, you must cover the difference between the two. If you live off-campus, you could save money by having roommates.
We have tools to help
Visit Wolverine Access to estimate your student bill, calculate your loan eligibility, or find out how much to request under the U-M Payment Plan.
Log in at Wolverine Access and use the Financial Planning Calculators. Visit the Student Center and select Finances > Financial Planning Calculators to use these tools.
Keep in mind the four Cs that can bust your budget: cars, clothes, credit cards, and cell phones!