• Summer Bridge Program
The U-M Summer Bridge Program is offered through the Comprehensive Studies Program at the College of Literature, Science and the Arts (www.lsa.umich.edu/csp/studentprograms/summerbridgeprogram). Started in 1975, the program gives students the opportunity to strengthen academic skills, develop a peer support network and familiarize themselves with the campus during the summer months before their freshman year. Click here for a list of important dates for the Bridge Program.
Many Bridge Program students and families would like to be considered for financial aid for both the Summer Bridge semester and the following Fall and Winter semesters. Steps for applying for aid can be found below (We suggest that students submit documents for the Summer Bridge program and Fall/Winter aid at the same time).
|SUMMER BRIDGE PROGRAM FINANCIAL AID ADVISING
- U-M Detroit Office
Orchestra Place, 363 Woodward, Suite 109
Detroit, MI 48102
Tuesdays & Thursdays:
1-7 p.m. mid-January through June 1 (Appointments also available)
Contact: Steven Foster
Assistant Director for Outreach
|FINANCIAL AID FOR SUMMER 2015 BRIDGE PROGRAM
Complete the 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov as soon as possible using student/parents’ 2013 federal income tax information. U-M’s federal school code is 002325. Your 2014-2015 FAFSA information will be used to determine your eligibility for grants and loans to assist with the cost of the Summer Bridge Program.
|FINANCIAL AID FOR FALL/WINTER 2015-2016
Complete the 2015-2016 FAFSA by April 30, 2015 using student/parents’ 2014 income tax information. Estimated information will be accepted if taxes are not completed. U-M’s federal school code is 002325.
Complete the CSS Financial Aid PROFILE online at http://student.collegeboard.org/css-financial-aid-profile The PROFILE will be used to determine institutional aid. U-M’s PROFILE school code is 1839.
Both student and one parent need a Personal Identification Number (PIN) or a Federal Student Aid ID number. This is used to electronically sign the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application. You will use this number each year, so keep it in a safe place and do not share it with anyone including a tax preparer. To apply, visit www.pin.ed.gov.
Visit www.finaid.umich.edu/Wolverine for information about creating a Wolverine Access account and a Friend Account for a parent/guardian to have access to Student Account and financial aid data. Wolverine Access offers access to requested documents that need to be completed and is your secure student portal during your time as a U-M student. A financial aid package for the upcoming Summer/Fall/Winter terms cannot be completed until all requested documents are submitted.
|WHERE TO SEND YOUR DOCUMENTS
We suggest that students submit documents for the Summer Bridge program and Fall/Winter aid at the same time. Mail, fax or email your documents to:
University of Michigan Office of Financial Aid
2500 Student Activities Building, 515 E Jefferson St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1316
Fax: 734-647-3081 (Ann Arbor)
Documents may also be dropped off at the U-M Detroit Office, Orchestra Place, 3663 Woodward Ave., Suite 190, Detroit, MI 48201.
|ESTIMATED COSTS FOR BRIDGE PROGRAM
To help you plan, below is a breakdown of the estimated costs to attend the Summer 2015 Bridge Program (2016 estimated costs will be updated as available):
| Educational Costs
|Room & Board
|Personal & Miscellaneous