Student Rights and Responsibilities

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Electronic Consent

To comply with federal regulations, we require voluntary consent from students who receive student aid before we can communicate financial aid information electronically. At our institution, a financial aid recipient is defined as a student who is enrolled and receiving federal student aid. Enrollment is confirmed upon registration.

The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships may need to send you written communications, notices, agreements, billing statements, or disclosures. By giving your consent, you confirm that you are able and willing to receive these communications electronically from the University of Michigan Dearborn instead of in paper form. You also agree to use electronic signatures. If you don't give your consent or withdraw your consent, you won't be able to use electronic options and won't be able to accept your financial aid online.

In order to voluntarily provide consent:

  1. Log in to My UM-Dearborn Portal
  2. Select Financial Aid
  3. Select correct Award Year
  4. Provide a response to the e-Consent and Title IV authorization questions
  5. Your responses to questions can be found under Resources

Once you have completed this process, you will be able to view your UM-Dearborn Financial Aid Portal for the year within 3-6 hours.

What happens if you don't consent:

  • If you choose not to give e-Consent, you won't be able to access your financial aid portal or communicate via any electronic means, including email, with the Financial Aid office.
  • All communication will be sent to your current mailing or permanent address that you have on file with the University and this may delay processing due to mail time.
  • No email exchanges will be permitted and all request for information must be made in writing and submitted via US mail or in person at the One Stop in the Renick University Center.
  • All communication must be done via mail or in person.

What if you change your mind:

Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

Outside 1600 - Social Sciences Building
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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