2020-21 Fall/Winter Aid

Apply for 2020-2021 Fall/Winter Aid Now

Continuing students who want to apply for and receive financial aid for next year must submit a 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid. All required materials must be received by the Office of Financial Aid no later than March 31. If you wait to complete your FAFSA, you may not have sufficient time to submit all documents by the deadline and you may not be eligible for some types of grant assistance.

To apply, use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.

When to apply: 

  • We encourage you to apply now. We must receive your FAFSA and all supplemental required documents by March 31. We cannot notify you of the additional required documents until we have received your FAFSA, so please do not wait.
  • Allow three to four weeks for processing. This will ensure you meet the deadline if your FAFSA is rejected and you need to resolve a problem. Check your Student Aid Report to see if corrections are needed.
  • If we receive your FAFSA after March 31, you will still be considered for aid, but funding may be limited and you may not be offered grants or Federal Work-Study.
  • Financial aid notification typically begins in late April or early May for continuing students. Students are notified in the order in which they apply for aid.

Tips on applying: 

  • Read our application instructions. Do not submit a CSS Profile if you have completed one in the past.
  • Students and parents can use IRS data from tax returns to automatically populate their FAFSA. Learn more on the Federal Student Aid website.
  • The federal processor will reject a FAFSA if information is missing or incorrect. If your FAFSA is rejected, your application will not be processed and you must resolve the problem before the deadline. Apply soon! 

Upcoming Deadlines

Apply by April 10

The Request for Financial Aid form is now available. Submit application materials as soon as possible and no later than April 10. Aid notices will be available on a rolling basis in early March. If you have not already submitted a 2020-2021 FAFSA, do so immediately on the Federal Student Aid website.

Fall/Winter Priority Deadline
March 31, 2020

We must receive your FAFSA by March 31. Allow three to four weeks for processing so that your FAFSA arrives at U-M on time.

Help Us Protect Your Privacy

Identity theft has become one of the top crimes in the U.S. and repairing your credit score and credit records can be both expensive and time consuming. In an effort to better protect the information you provide as a part of your financial aid application, the Office of Financial Aid has implemented a two factor authentication that will be used when speaking with anyone other than you as the student.

Anyone seeking information on a student must now be listed as an individual authorized to receive financial aid information on your Wolverine Access Parent/Family Authorization page. They will need to provide us with your U-M ID and the email address listed on this authorization page. We will be unable to discuss any specific details about your record, including your aid package, balance due, eligibility appeals, or missing documents unless you have authorized the caller.