About U-M Financial Aid

When corresponding with us

The Office of Financial Aid staff sometimes requests additional information to review financial aid applications. We accept this in several ways: 

If you have larger file sizes, reduce their size or separate your documents and send them to us in multiple emails. If you have a Microsoft Office document (Word, Excel, etc.) please convert it to an Adobe PDF. We cannot guarantee security through electronic mail systems, so personal information such as full Social Security numbers should never be put in an email.

When contacting us, always include your UMID.

A note about GoogleDocs and cloud-storage services: Please do not share cloud-stored documents with our office email account ( This is a group email and we are not able to access such documents. Do not use College Board IDOC; we do not subscribe to this service and your documents will not be received by U-M.

About your security:  Our staff will never call to ask you for personal information such as Social Security numbers or ask you to wire money, make a deposit or share personal information such as bank account and credit card numbers. If you have suspicions, obtain the name of the caller, hang up and call our office at 734-763-6600.


The University of Michigan offers grants, scholarships, loans, and federal Work-Study funds to eligible entering and continuing students.

About 70 percent of Michigan resident undergraduates and 51 percent of nonresident undergraduates on the U-M Ann Arbor campus receive financial aid, according to 2012-13 data from the U-M Office of Budget and Planning.

Entering U-M undergraduates submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for federal aid and a CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE application to be considered for instituitional grant aid. Analyzing these applications, the University meets the full financial need of all Michigan resident undergraduates who meet aid deadlines and accept all aid offered.

Apply as early as possible. This is especially important for non-residents because costs are higher and aid is limited. Non-resident students may need additional resources, such as private scholarships or loans. Our aid officers can suggest possible resources, explain financial aid programs and assist with budgeting.

Prospective freshmen begin the financial aid application cycle in the fall of their senior year in high school. Qualifying students who have met the application deadline are automatically considered for both federal and state need-based aid programs, university need-based grants, and university-administered scholarships.

Students must reapply for aid each year, beginning during Winter Term. Most financial aid is renewable, provided that the student continues to meet federal and university eligibility criteria.

For more information about eligibility, costs, and the  aid award process, follow the links on this page. For information about applying for aid, see the How to Apply for Aid section.

Follow the link here for Frequently Asked Questions about financial aid at U-M.

If we can answer questions or help you find resources for your college experience at U-M, please call us at 734-763-6600 or contact us electronically

Office hours and location.


Note: Due to the nature of federal, state and institutional guidelines governing financial aid programs, the information contained on this website is subject to change.

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