Financial Aid

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.

TEACH Grant
The TEACH Grant provides assistance of up to $3,760 each year to students whose intention is to teach in a "high need field (subject matter)" and intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low income families.  Unlike most need-based grant programs, the TEACH Grant is available to graduate students as well as undergraduates.

As a recipient, students agree to teach a "high need field", full-time and for a minimum of four years within eight years following program completion.  The TEACH Grant will remain a grant if recipients meet the specific criteria.  If recipients do not meet the criteria, the TEACH Grant converts to an unsubsidized loan with interest calculated to the initial disbursement date(s).

In addition to completing the FAFSA, candidates must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen and be enrolled in coursework necessary to begin a career in teaching. The University of Michigan-Dearborn currently considers students who are of senior status as an undergraduate or graduate students with a high cumulative grade point average and admitted into a degree granting program of the School of Education and pursuing majors that fulfill the "high need fields" requirement.

The cumulative grade point average requirements for the TEACH Grant are: 3.25 for seniors and 6.5 for graduates.  The degree programs currently considered are:  Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science.  Eligible majors at UM-Dearborn are:  Education, General Science, Mathematics Studies, Mathematics, Science Education, Science Studies, Special Education and Teaching.

High need fields are currently defined as: Bilingual Education and English Language Acquisition, Foreign Language, Mathematics, Reading Specialist, Science, Special Education and other programs as they are identified by the U.S. Dept. of Education.

For additional information on the TEACH Grant, please visit this FAQ.

TEACH Grant Entrance Counseling Web site

https://teach-ats.ed.gov/ats/studentHome.action

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 and Marine
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.

Navy Officer 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.

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.