The CSS Financial Aid PROFILE application is completed by entering students who are applying for financial aid at the University of Michigan. The forms become available on Oct. 1 each year and we recommend that students complete it when they do their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov. You do not need to be accepted to the University of Michigan to apply for financial aid.
U-M must receive your completed PROFILE and FAFSA by April 30 in order to consider you for all available institutional grant dollars. The FAFSA allows you to be considered for all federal financial aid programs including grants, loans and work-study assistance.
There is a $25 fee to complete the PROFILE. If you are financially unable to to pay this and are not offered an automatic fee waiver from the College Board based on your income, contact our office to request a fee waiver You must request this waiver before you submit the PROFILE; we are unable to reimburse families who request the waiver after submission.
For more about the PROFILE, visit our New Undergraduates page on this website.