Applying for Aid

5 Easy Steps to Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships encourages students to complete their FAFSA.

Incomplete FAFSAs cannot be processed by the Federal Student Aid Processing Center. Until the issue(s) can be resolved, the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships cannot make a Financial Aid Award to you. The most common problem is absence of a required signature.


The process of verification is to verify the information on the FAFSA to be accurate and true. If selected for verification, some of your aid may not disburse until your requirements have been submitted. Check your requirements and upload any necessary documents through Student Forms.

Special Circumstances

  • The 2023-24 FAFSA uses the prior year's (2021) income, current household size, and assets. When a family's projected income (2022 or 2023) will be significantly reduced because of job loss, reduction in child support, divorce, separation, or death, the applicant should meet with a financial aid officer to determine if completing a Special Circumstances Appeal would be beneficial.
  • For the 2023-24 Academic year, the special circumstances appeal form will be available early summer 2023.

Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

1183 - James C. Renick University Center
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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