The Office of Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid provides financial assistance to students at the University of Michigan-Flint. This financial assistance includes grants, loans, scholarships, employment opportunities through work-study and more.
 
Looking for more information on financial assistance? Following the links on the left will guide you through every step of the financial aid process. You will also find documents, tools, and links to outside resources that will give you a better understanding of your financial aid.

Spring Summer Financial Aid

Spring Summer Financial Aid

To apply for financial aid for spring and summer students must register for courses by January 31, 2018 and have a valid processed 2017-18 FAFSA on file with the Office of Financial Aid.  Students filing on or before January 31st will be given priority consideration for funding in addition to Federal Pell Grant or Federal Loan eligibility a student may have remaining.

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2018-19 Scholarship Application

The scholarship application for 2018-19 is now available.  Click the MORE button below to be taken to the scholarship site.

Deadlines:

  • February 15, 2018 - All Undergraduate Students
  • February 15, 2018 - Graduate Student Priority Deadline
  • June 1, 2018 - Graduate Student Final Deadline

Additional Pell Grant for Spring/Summer

Beginning with the 2017-2018 aid year, the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) allows a student to receive Federal Pell Grant funds for up to 150% of the student’s Pell Grant Scheduled Award for an award year.

Students who received the maximum award for both fall and winter semesters will now have an opportunity for additional funds during the spring/summer semester.

Eligibility

  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits between spring/summer
  • Must stay enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits between spring/summer or risk losing the entire amount awarded beyond the annual maximum

If you have any questions please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Winter 2018 Billing Due Date

Winter 2018 Billing Due Date

Please note that 100% of the student bill for the winter semester (tuition, fees, and housing) is due on or before December 15, 2017. Be sure to check your financial aid requirements on the Student Information System (SIS) for any outstanding requirements.

File your FAFSA

FAFSA Filing

The 2017-2018 FAFSA launched October 1, 2016.  Find out what you need to get started!  If you are ready to get started go to fafsa.gov now.

The IRS DRT (Data Retrieval Tool) is currently unavailable. As an alternative you may manually provide the requested financial information from copies of your tax returns.  Feel free to contact the Office of Financial Aid for assistance at 810.762.3444.

Freshmen Merit Scholarships

High school students applying as first-time freshmen now have access to more scholarship funds to help pay for their respected UM-Flint education. Instantly available to motivated students with strong academic records, our newly expanded Freshmen Merit Scholarship program offers awards ranging up to $7,000 a year, with limited full-ride awards available.

PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

 Avoid paying other companies for loan services that your assigned federal student loan servicer will assist you with for free! 

Although your federal student loans were borrowed from the U.S. Department of Education, a federal loan servicer is assigned to each borrower and will handle billing and all other services related to your loans at no charge.  A federal loan servicer is able to assist you with:

  • Selecting or changing your repayment plan
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Loan consolidation
  • Difficulty or inability to make monthly loan payments
  • Loan Deferment or Forbearance
  • Updating borrower contact information

Find out who your loan servicer is by visiting NSLDS.ed.gov today!

Be advised that Federal Student Aid personnel do not make unsolicited phone calls to FAFSA filers.  

If you receive a call from someone requesting any information stating they are from the U.S. Department of Education or Federal Student Aid please do not share personal information.  The Office of Financial Aid at the University of Michigan-Flint will from time to time call students to notify them of additional steps they need to take.  If ever you question the source of a call, please reach out to the Office of Financial Aid for assistance.

NASFAA's Tips for Students

Students in Unique Situations: Tips for the FAFSA

Have a question about your situation regarding the FAFSA? Questions on the 2017-2018 FAFSA that may cause difficulties for students in unique situations, such as wards of the court or foster youth, are listed on this document from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.

Financial Aid Statement

Financial Aid Statement

The University of Michigan - Flint Office of Financial Aid operates under many federal, state, and institutional guidelines.  In addition, the office adheres to all ethical practices in all facets of delivering student financial aid. Asa member institution of the national Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), the office is bound by the code of conduct as established by our profession.  University of Michigan - Flint financial aid administrators also abide by the loan code of conduct and the ethical expectations of the University.

Information Designation

The Director of the Office of Financial Aid and the Assistant Director(s) are available to assist enrolled or prospective students in obtaining financial aid information, school information, information on completion or graduation rates and school security policies and crime statistics. To contact them visit our Contact Us information.