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Money.com, 2020

Whether it’s scholarships, grants, or connecting students to federal aid, the University of Michigan has numerous resources and ways to help eligible students and their families pay for college. The Office of Financial Aid is your number one resource for finding out how to apply for aid, what you need to do to qualify, and what types of financial aid are available. Now is the time to contact Financial Aid and set up a time to start making your financial aid plans with an advisor.

International students on temporary visas are not eligible for financial aid, and are expected to pay the full cost of attendance. 

  1. October 1: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after this date to determine your eligibility for low interest federal student loans, as well as federal and state grants and federal Work-Study. You do not have to be admitted to start working on your FAFSA. Questions about your FAFSA should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid.
  2. October 1: In addition to the FAFSA, complete the CSS/Financial Aid Profile to determine your eligibility for University of Michigan institutional grant assistance (you do not have to be admitted to start working on your CSS Profile). Questions about the Profile should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid.
  3. December 15: Suggested filing date for first-year applicants.
  4. March 31: Date by which the Office of Financial Aid must receive your FAFSA and Profile applications. Although you may apply later, you might not be considered for all aid programs. Apply early to receive an aid offer by the May 1 enrollment deadline.
  5. May 1: Enrollment deposit deadline (the enrollment deposit will reserve a space for you in your class).
If You're an International Student

Federal regulations and University of Michigan policy severely limit the types of financial assistance available to international students. University admissions policies require that students with F-1, F-2, J-1, J-2, and G-series visas have enough resources to meet their expenses throughout their stay at U-M; students with these visas are not eligible for federal student aid. However, some non-U.S. citizens may be eligible for need-based financial aid programs.

Scholarships for international undergraduate students are very rare. To inquire, students should contact their admitting school or college. Student athletes should work through the U-M Athletic Department for potential scholarships in that area.

Visit the Office of Financial Aid website for full details.