Spring/Summer Aid

The spring/summer financial aid process is a bit different both for students entering U-M or attending as a continuing student during these optional academic terms.  See the section below specific to your situation.

If you are a first-time, dependent undergraduate planning to attend U-M beginning 2020 spring or summer terms, we must receive aid application materials for spring/summer and the coming fall/winter terms to process your aid. This includes the FAFSA, PROFILE, plus any additional documents requested by our office. Here are the deadlines:

Special notes to spring/summer admits:

  • Do not submit a Spring/Summer Request for Funds, which is used only by continuing students.
  • Do not wait to be admitted before applying for aid. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office.
  • Bridge Students: If you will start at U-M in the Summer Bridge Program, visit the Bridge web page for additional information specific to that program.


To apply for spring/summer aid, complete a Spring/Summer Request for Funds form. 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.)


Spring/summer financial aid information and application materials are posted each February and remain available through July 31. If you are undecided about attending spring/summer terms, apply for financial aid. There is no penalty. 

 In addition to your U-M applications and forms, we must receive your FAFSA from the federal processor in order to process your financial aid.
We award aid on a rolling basis as applications are received, generally starting in March. If you have not already submitted a 2019-20 FAFSA, do so immediately at fafsa.ed.gov.

The deadline for application with full consideration for all aid programs is April 10, 2020. We will not consider any spring/summer applications after these dates:

  • Spring Eight Week Term: June 1, 2020
  • Summer Eight Week Term and 16-week Spring/Summer 16 Week Term: July 31, 2020

Application materials
(Available Early February to July 31 each year. If you have questions, please contact our office)