Applying for Financial Aid and Scholarships

How do I apply for financial aid and scholarships?

The general steps for applying for financial aid and scholarships are listed below. Deadlines depend upon the entering term. For complete details, visit the Office of Financial Aid's New Undergraduates webpage.


Applying for Aid

Federal student aid: To apply for federal student aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using U-M's federal code 002325. The FAFSA is available at no cost to students. You will be considered for Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant, and Federal Direct Loans, as well as the Michigan Achievement Scholarship, Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver, Health Professional Loan, Nursing Student Loan, and Work-Study.

U-M grants and merit scholarships: If you wish to be considered for U-M grants and merit scholarships that address need, complete the CSS Profile using U-M's CSS code 1839 to ensure that we receive your information. The CSS Profile is available on Oct. 1 each year.

Note: If you are applying to attend U-M beginning in the fall term, the U-M Office of Financial Aid must receive a valid FAFSA, CSS Profile, and all other documents before the deadline of March 31 to consider you for available aid programs.


Applying for Scholarships

At U-M, scholarships are awarded based on several criteria including academic achievement, personal talents, interests, leadership qualities, financial need, or a combination of these. Funding often reflects the university's commitment to achieving a diverse student body. While a separate application is required for some scholarships, most require only your university admission application.

Below are five important steps to make sure you receive full consideration for all scholarships.

  1. Apply for financial aid.
  2. Apply to U-M to be automatically considered for many scholarships.
  3. Complete "My Scholarship Profile" in the Campus Finances section in Wolverine Access.
  4. Review awarding criteria and apply for scholarships requiring a separate application.
  5. Explore opportunities for other scholarships, including private scholarships.

Additional details, including the specific scholarships available and their criteria, are listed on the Undergraduate Scholarships webpage.

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