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 Aid

When will my Spring/Summer aid be reviewed?

Below are the estimated dates financial aid will be reviewed for students who registered for Spring and/or Summer classes after January 31, 2017. Completion date is dependent on date of registration.  A valid 2016-17 FAFSA must be on file with the Office of Financial Aid. 

Registered by April 13 - Reviewed by Friday, April 21

Registered by April 27 - Reviewed by Friday, May 5

Registered by May 11 - Reviewed by Friday, May 19

Registered by May 25 - Reviewed by Friday, June 2

Registered by June 8 - Reviewed by Friday, June 16

Registered by June 22 - Reviewed by Friday, June 30

Registered by July 11 - Reviewed by Friday, July 19

Once you receive your award, if you need to make a change please submit a Spring Summer Revision Request.

2017-2018 Scholarship Application

The 2017-2018 Scholarship Application for our UM-Flint Donor funded scholarships is open for Phase II through June 1, 2017 which is intended for graduate students.  


REMINDER – 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 today!

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

If you recieve a call from someone requesting any information stating they are from the US 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.

Important Reminders

Freshman 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.

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 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.

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

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. As a 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.