Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

Additional Federal Programs

It is important for students to research all possible areas for additional resources of financial aid. Our Additional Federal Programs  has basic information, links (where available) and telephone numbers for programs for special programs for select populations of students and funding opportunities for students who are willing to complete a service obligation.

AmeriCorps
This program provides educational awards in return for work in community service. You can work before, during, or after your postsecondary educational, and you can use the funds either to pay current educational expenses or to repay federal student loans.  Students with AmeriCorps  eligibility should certify their requests online at https://myamericorps.gov for faster processing of benefits.

R.O.T.C. Army (MILS 100 & 200 level classes taught at UM-Dearborn)
Army Officer Education Program
Army ROTC is a program which results in college graduates earning commissions as an officer in the active Army, National Guard or Army Reserves. High school and college students can apply for scholarship benefits through this program. College students must have at least two years remaining in their undergraduate or graduate degree. This program provides a full-tuition scholarship with an allowance for books and a monthly stipend. The Army R.O.T.C. program is headquartered at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with a satellite program at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. http://www.army.rotc.umich.edu/

R.O.T.C. Air Force
High school and college students can apply for scholarship benefits through this program. College students must have at least two years remaining in their undergraduate academic career. This program provides a full-tuition scholarship with an allowance for books and monthly stipend. The Air Force R.O.T.C. program is coordinated through the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

R.O.T.C. Navy
High school and college students can apply for scholarship benefits through this program. College students must have at least two years remaining in their undergraduate academic career. This program provides a full-tuition scholarship with an allowance for books and monthly stipend. The Navy and Marine R.O.T.C. program is coordinated through the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Scholarship
This program is intended for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors with an exemplary scholastic background that wish to refine their leadership and management abilities.  The scholarship pays over $2,700 a month year-around and allows you to concentrate on your studies.  THIS IS NOT ROTC.  You are not required to drill, take extra classes, or take summer trips.  All we ask is that you maintain your GPA and upon graduation you will earn your commission through Officer Candidate School (OCS).  The scholarship includes full medical/dental benefits, and extra incentives if you are on the Dean's List.  All majors accepted.

Michigan Army National Guard
New benefits are available to members of the Army National Guard (beginning August 1, 2014).  These benefits are highlighted in a new publication that includes State Tuition Assistance Program (MING-STAP), Thrift Savings Plan, and a review of current Chapter 1606 Benefits.  

Veterans Benefits
There are many programs to support the education of veterans.  A helpful summary of benefit types is available at GI Bill website. The Office of Registration and Records houses the Office of Veterans Affairs. Questions regarding benefits or certification procedures can be addressed to this office.

Veterans Services
The Veterans Services Office offers a wide range of support and resources from scholarships to community medical centers.  The Office is located on the second floor of the University Center in the Student Success Center.

Yellow Ribbon Program
The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008.  With implementation of the new GI Bill changes that become effective with the Fall 2011 semester, in-state students (both undergraduate and graduate) receiving 100% Chapter 33 benefit eligibility will have their in-state tuition and fees paid in full by VA.  The UM-Dearborn Yellow Ribbon Program will include only out-of-state undergraduate and graduate students.