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Below are our application deadlines. All application materials must be received in our office by these dates for consideration. Early Action is available to freshman applicants to all schools and colleges, with the excepton of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, which has a single deadline of December 1. The advantage of applying Early Action is a decision by December 24, 2012.
Financial Aid Deadlines
College is an important investment for every family. The University of Michigan offers numerous resources and methods to help eligible students* and their families afford college, whether in scholarships, grants, loans, or work study. In fact, 85% of Michigan resident undergraduates and 55% of non-resident undergraduates receive some form of financial aid.
The First Step
The Office of Financial Aid is your number one resource for finding out how to apply, 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.
Types of Aid Available
A complete list of all federal, state, and institutional aid programs (grants, loans, scholarships, and Work-Study) is available at the University of Michigan Office of Financial Aid.
Basic Steps and Deadlines
October 1: Complete the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE as soon as possible after this date to be considered for need-based University grants and scholarships (please note that you do not have to be admitted to start working on your CSS PROFILE).
January 1: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after this date to be considered for need-based and non-need-based federal and state grants, scholarships, loans, and Work-Study (you do not have to be admitted to start working on your FAFSA).
April 30: Date by which the Office of Financial Aid must receive your need-based scholarship information—Michigan Competitive Scholarship, FAFSA, PROFILE—so you can receive a financial aid offer by May 1. Date by which all other aid program information must be received by the Office of Financial Aid—FAFSA, PROFILE.
May 1: Enrollment deposit deadline (the enrollment deposit will reserve a space for you in your class)
Need more information?
To start your financial aid process, contact:
Office of Financial Aid
2500 Student Activities Building
515 East Jefferson Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1316
* U.S. citizens and permanent residents only are eligible to apply for financial aid.