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Tuition, Finances, and Support

2 out of 3 U-M students receive financial aid - including grants, loans, scholarships, and work-study awards.

Determining how you are going to pay for your college education is an important consideration for you and your family. The good news: the University of Michigan has many resources to help students and parents get financially prepared for college.

Get current budget and tuition information and learn about opportunities for financial aid by visiting U‑M’s Undergraduate Admissions Costs + Aid” and Office for Financial Aid sites for help with calculating costs, financial planning, and detailed information about applying for financial support.

Keep in mind:

FAFSA Information & Important Dates

To apply for federal student aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using U‑M’s federal code 002325. The FAFSA is available on October 1 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 Competitive Scholarship, Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver, and Work-Study.

If you wish to be considered for U‑M grants and merit scholarships that address need, as well as Stamps need-based scholarships, you should also complete the CSS Profile using U‑M’s CSS code 1839 to ensure that we receive your information. The CSS Profile is also available on October 1 each year.

    All Stamps students are considered for merit-based scholarships at the time of application — there’s no extra” scholarship form to fill out. Our Undergraduate Handbook has more information about current student scholarship offerings that are available after your student completes their first year at Stamps.

    Learn more about U‑M Financial Aid for new undergraduates and transfer students.

    October 1

    Get started on your financial aid: the FAFSA (school code 002325) and CSS Profile open (school code 1839) on October 1 annually. U‑M suggests that you apply for financial aid before being accepted or enrolling.

    November 1

    Early Action Application Deadline: applying Early Action increases your chances of admission and allows you to be considered for the Rogel Scholarship, a scholarship which meets a student’s remaining unmet need after financial aid and grants. View full application information and instructions here.

    December 15

    Suggested filing date for the FAFSA (school code 002325) and U‑M CSS Profile (school code 1839).

    February 1

    Regular Decision Application Deadline: your Common Application and Slideroom portfolio must be submitted by this date to be considered for Fall admission. View full application information and instructions here.

    March 31

    Filing Deadline for the FAFSA (school code 002325) and U‑M CSS Profile (school code 1839).