Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships


Grants are a form of gift aid (no service or repayment requirements) with eligibility based on need. To be considered for federal, state or university grants, a student must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)  at annually. Grants are restricted to undergraduates at UM-Dearborn.

Grants Awarded

(12+ credits)

(9-11 credits)

1/2 time
(6-8 credits)

Pell Grant




UM-Dearborn Grant


$ 910



100% of original offer

Amount for each term

75% of original offer

Amount of each term

50 % of original offer

Amount for each term

Click here to view Grants at a Glance


All these grants require a student to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and demonstrate need according to program criteria. Many programs have funding limitations. It is to a student’s advantage to file the FAFSA by the recommended filing deadline and respond promptly to any request for documents.

Federal Pell Grant

Pell Grant is a federal program with award ranges from approximately $602 to $5,730. An Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 0 results in an award of $5,730 based on full-time enrollment for the academic year. The Federal Pell Grant Program is considered the foundation grant to which all other sources are added to create a financial aid package. Pell Grant is one of the few programs that permit some students to receive a prorated portion of the award at a less-than-half-time enrollment status.

The Federal Pell Grant Program has lifetime eligibility limitations for all Pell Grant recipients.  Pell Grant recipients are eligible to receive a maximum of 12 full-time semesters of this grant.  Once a student has used 12 full-time semesters, he/she is no longer eligible for any additional Federal Pell Grant.  There is no appeal for this restriction.  Need more information on the Federal Pell Grant Program limitations, visit

Students are able to track their eligibility used on and click on the LOG IN button to can enter My Federal Student Aid. You need to enter some basic information you have access to both your Federal Pell Grant usage, but also your student loans.  Great information at your fingertips--nice display of information too!

The limitations of financial aid eligibility impact financial aid and scholarship programs.  It is important to work closely with your academic advisor to stay on track to meet degree requirements to make the best use of financial aid funds.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

FSEOG is a federal campus-based program that is used to supplement the Pell Grant. At the University of Michigan – Dearborn, FSEOG is reserved for students with Expected Family Contributions (EFC) of 0. Students must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits).

University of Michigan-Dearborn Grant

The University of Michigan–Dearborn Grant is to help high need students meet tuition costs. Priority is given to Pell Grant recipients.  Award amounts vary. Recipients must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits).

Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant

For students who are not Pell-eligible due only to having less financial need than is required to receive Pell funds.  The parent or guardian died as a result of military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after the events of 9/11.  The student at the time of the parent's or guardian's death was less than 24 or was enrolled at least part-time in an institution of higher education.