The U-M Office of Financial Aid Outreach Unit works throughout the year with community groups and high school counselors and administrators to bring information about college financial aid to prospective students and their parents. They coordinate Financial Aid Nights, visits to local high schools, college fairs, events in the U-M Detroit Office and participate in on-campus activities in Ann Arbor. The team also hosts regular office hours in the U-M Detroit Office where they meet one-on-one to assist local families.

SCHEDULE A PRESENTATION OR EVENT

The U-M Office of Financial Aid has a variety of presentations to help students and families prepare to tackle the college application cycle. These include a three-part “Paying for College” series designed to give high school seniors an overview of what to expect when they plan for college. The Federal Student Aid Financial Aid Toolkit may also give you ideas for an event at your school. CONTACT US HERE or use the form below to schedule a presentation for your school or community event.

  • AVAILABLE PROGRAMS

    Basic Financial Aid Presentation: Targeted to juniors and first-semester seniors, this session offers an overview of the financial aid process, discusses types of aid and focuses on scholarships and helping students to apply for them. Offered anytime and runs 30-60 minutes (varies with Q & A).

    College Choices & College Costs: This presentation helps students review college costs and provides vital information for students and families to consider when finalizing college choices. This hands-on workshop allows attendees to review financial aid case studies. Runs 30 minutes to 1.5 hours (varies with Q & A).

    FAFSA Workshop: An in-depth look at the Free Application for Federal Student Aid – the application students fill out annually to receive federal assistance for college. Bring your documents and get one-on-one help completing the FAFSA. Runs 1.5 to 2 hours.

    Financial Literacy & Personal Finance: This is an interactive program to create awareness as students prepare to attend college and live on their own. We cover Needs vs. Wants, The ABCs of Credit, How to Budget and other critical information for students to know. Offered anytime; runs 1 to 1.5 hours.

    It’s Never Too Early to Plan for College (9th & 10th graders): This early awareness presentation provides details about what students and their families can do during high school to ensure that they are prepared for college. Offered anytime; runs 30-60 minutes.

    Understanding Your Aid Award: This presentation for graduating high school seniors details how to read an award notice, explains award types and highlights the responsibilities of maintaining financial aid. We also explain steps to take if a student’s circumstances change. Runs 1-2 hours.

    Financial Aid Night: This presentation is a full overview of the financial aid process including: FAFSA completion, types of financial aid, family financial aid planning during your senior year of high school. Runs 1.5 hours.

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OFFICE HOURS & AID INFORMATION

U-M Detroit Office
Orchestra Place, 3663 Woodward, Suite 109
Detroit, MI 48102
313-872-7802

Walk-in visits (appointments available):
Tuesdays & Thursdays:
1-7 p.m. mid-January through June 1

U-M Office of Financial Aid
2500 Student Activities Bldg., 515 E. Jefferson St.
(N. Campus: B430 Pierpont Commons)
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1316
Tel: (734) 763-6600

Office hours, maps
and additional contact
information

♦ Email: financial.aid@umich.edu ♦ Phone: 734-763-6600 ♦ Fax: (734) 647-3081

COMMUNITY & HIGH SCHOOL RESOURCES

Below are resources available for PDF download to either share electronically or to print for your high school or community event. If you will be printing in black-and-white on colored paper, please use the B&W versions provided. (We recommend that you download these to your computer or device and print directly from the PDF, not print from your browser viewer.)


wolverine access flier

A GUIDE TO WOLVERINE ACCESS (color)
A GUIDE TO WOLVERINE ACCESS (B&W)

Find out how to navigate Wolverine Access, U-M's secure student portal

 

checklist

FINANCIAL AID CHECKLIST FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS (color)
FINANCIAL AID CHECKLIST FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS (B&W)

What steps do your students need to take to prepare for and apply to college? This checklist offers step-by-step guidance.

 

college planning guide

COLLEGE PLANNING GUIDE: GET A HEAD START! (color)
COLLEGE PLANNING GUIDE: GET A HEAD START! (B&W)

This one-page guide offers tips for each year of high school as you look to a future in college. It also features some key questions to ask about admissions, financial aid and life on campus.

 

private scholarship flier

GUIDE TO PRIVATE SCHOLARSHIPS (color)
GUIDE TO PRIVATE SCHOLARSHIPS (B&W)

This guide offers a list of some current scholarship opportunities and tips for applying for scholarship money.

 

MEET OUR STAFF

Steven Foster

Steven Foster
Assistant Director
for Outreach

An experienced aid officer, Steven worked at both 2- and 4-year institutions before coming to Outreach. He serves on numerous regional boards and works with various outreach groups.

Felicia Drayton, Outreach

Felicia Drayton
Senior Financial Aid
Administrator
Felicia brings student-centered experience with work in financial aid and student services. She also has worked in hiring compliance, banking, retail sales, volunteer coordination and special event management.

Antonio Junior-Robins, Outreach

Antonio Junior-Robins
Senior Financial Aid
Administrator
Antonio has worked as a College Corps Advisor for the U-M Center for Educational Outreach, as a research assistant in the School of Public Health and has done online client services work.

Stephen Nabors, Outreach

Stephen Nabors
Senior Financial Aid
Administrator
Stephen has youth mentoring experience as well as football coaching in Detroit. He also served as a small business specialist for a large bank where he developed relationships and a portfolio of clients.