Undocumented Students

The University of Michigan encourages the application and enrollment of undocumented students who are academically excellent and accomplished in extracurricular endeavors. 

Applying to attend U-M:

You may complete either the Common Application for Undergraduate College Admission or, starting with the 2018 Fall Term, the  Coalition Application for Access, Affordability and Success (only complete one, not both). If you do not have a Social Security Number, leave the field on the application blank.  Visit admissions.umich.edu for additional information and requirements about applying to U-M.

Graduate students should contact Rackham Graduate School or your specific school of college for information about admission and financial assistance. Are you a graduate student who is undocumented or qualifies for a DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival) status? See the frequently asked questions section on the Rackham Graduate School website.

In-state tuition questions:

Detailed guidelines for qualifying for in-state tuition are available from the U-M Office of the Registrar. These guidelines provide an alternative test for establishing in-state tuition eligibility based on attendance at Michigan high schools and Michigan middle or junior high schools and matriculation at the University within 28 months of high school. For information, visit www.ro.umich.edu/resreg.php.

Financial aid and assistance: 

Most financial aid, including federal, state and many institutional aid sources, requires recipients to be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens.  There is limited U-M need-based financial aid for undergraduate undocumented students who qualify for in-state tuition at U-M. Please contact the U-M Office of Financial Aid and we will assist you with the application process. Call 734-763-6600, email us at financial.aid@umich.edu or visit our office for help.

For more information about eligible non-citizens, visit the U.S. Dept. of Education Federal Student Aid website.

If a student is a U.S. citizen but one or more parents are undocumented, contact the Office of Financial Aid to discuss your specific situation.

You may wish to visit the Scholarship Resources for Undocumented Students page or the "5 Steps to Scholarships" page to search for private funding opportunities. Each listing has separate criteria for individual scholarships.  Check for opportunities that may be available through your admitting school or college. In addition, the FinAid.org website offers background, resources and other information for undocumented students.



Following are key contacts in these areas at U-M. Contact us if we can answer additional questions:

Janet Cruz, Residency Classification Coordinator
U-M Office of the Registrar, Residency Classification Office
1210 LS&A Building, 500 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, MI  48109
Tel: (734) 764-1400
Email: jancruz@umich.edu
Web: www.ro.umich.edu 


Erica L. Sanders, Director
U-M Office of Undergraduate Admissions
1220 Student Activities Bldg., 515 E. Jefferson St.
Tel: (734) 764-7433
Email: uadirector@umich.edu
Web: admissions.umich.edu

Monique Washington, Director of Graduate School Admissions
Rackham Graduate School
1020 Rackham Bldg., 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI  48109-1070
Tel: (734) 647-8017
Email: moniquew@umich.edu
Web: www.rackham.umich.edu

Financial Aid:

Kristin Bhaumik, Assistant Director for Financial Wellness
U-M Office of Financial Aid
2500 Student Activities Bldg., 515 E. Jefferson St.
Ann Arbor, MI  48109
Tel:  (734) 763-6600
Email: kbhaumik@umich.edu
Web: finaid.umich.edu

Vickie Crupper, Associate Director for Client Services
U-M Office of Financial Aid
2500 Student Activities Bldg., 515 E. Jefferson St.
Ann Arbor, MI  48109
Tel:  (734) 763-6600
Email:  vcrupper@umich.edu
Web: finaid.umich.edu

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