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 40 months of high school. 

Most financial aid, including federal, state and institutional aid, requires recipients to be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens. There is limited U-M need-based financial aid for undocumented students. For application information, contact the U-M Office of Financial Aid at 734-763-6600 or email financial.aid@umich.edu.

You may wish to visit the "5 Steps to Scholarships" page for a list of recommended scholarship searches. 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. A full web resource list for undocumented students can be found below.

Following are key contacts in these areas at U-M for additional questions:

For questions about residency:

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

For questions about applying to the university:

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

 

For questions about 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: http://www.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: http://www.finaid.umich.edu

 

Web resource list:

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) presidental order in June 2012 allows certain eligible undocumented young people to request deferred action and temporary relief from deportation. Discussions are continuing at the federal legislative level and in some states about the DREAM Act (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors), which would provide a pathway to citizenship for undocumented youth. More information about these can be found at the following websites: