• Summer Bridge Program: How to Apply for Aid
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
Contact: Mershon Skender
Bridge Program Liaison/Senior Financial Aid Administrator
Hours: Wednesdays 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Thursdays 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: 1139 Angell Hall - 734-764-9128 (OFA office- 734-763-6600)
- If you have special circumstances or have questions about applying for financial aid, call 734-763-6600 or email Mershon Skender
- If you need one-on-one assistance with the online application process, staff members are also available in our Detroit office on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1-7 p.m.. Call 313-872-7608 for an appointment (the last appointment is scheduled at 6 p.m.).
|FINANCIAL AID FOR SUMMER 2014 BRIDGE PROGRAM
Complete the 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov as soon as possible using student/parents’ 2012 federal income tax information. U-M’s federal school code is 002325. Your 2013-2014 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 2014-15
Complete the 2014-2015 FAFSA by April 30, 2014 using student/parents’ 2013 income tax information. Estimated information will be accepted if your taxes have not been 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 the student and one parent need a Personal Identification Number (PIN) used to sign the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application. To apply for a PIN, visit www.pin.ed.gov. Your PIN will be used to complete your FAFSA each year. Keep your pin in a safe place and donot share it with anyone including a tax preparer or other third-party individual.
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 2014 Bridge Program:
| Educational Costs
|Room & Board
|Personal & Miscellaneous