Ways to Afford U-M

What do I do if I think I can't afford the University of Michigan?

To estimate the cost of attending University of Michigan, refer to our Cost of Attendance and Net Price Calculator knowledge base answer. The actual cost of attendance may be less than you expect after you factor in funding awarded through grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study programs. We encourage you to explore all of the available aid options at U-M.

You can apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). At the University of Michigan, first-time undergraduate students are also encouraged to complete the CSS Profile. The CSS Profile is used by the University of Michigan to consider undergraduate students for grants and scholarships. Financial aid can help you afford college through grants, loans, and work-study.

If you applied and received aid, but feel like you'll need more money, here are some possible options:

  1. Search and apply for scholarships
  2. Research additional loan options
  3. Look for job opportunities around campus

International undergraduate students who hold temporary visas such as the student visa are not eligible for U.S. federal financial aid and have very limited opportunities for University of Michigan scholarships. You may wish to contact the EducationUSA Office nearest to you for information about alternative funding options that may be available in your area, or check for local funding opportunities with your school counselor or advisor.

Learn how you can estimate your costs, qualify for aid, and meet important dates and deadlines on the Office of Financial Aid website.

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