Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships is here to make your college goals possible.

We support you in understanding and navigating the financial side of attending UM-Dearborn. Our office maintains multiple financial aid resources that are used to help pay for tuition, books and other cost of living expenses.

We can help you answer all of your financial aid-related questions including:

What does UM-Dearborn cost?

We've made it easy for you to plan and budget for your education by providing calculators and a breakdown of costs for attending UM-Dearborn.

How do I apply for financial aid?

Financial aid is based on filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form found at We strongly encourage you to complete the FAFSA for 2020-2021 by January 1, 2020.

When filling out the FAFSA, use school code: 002326.

What scholarship opportunities are available to me?

UM-Dearborn offers thousands of scholarships each year and you can apply for additional support through private scholarships. Find all of the opportunities available to you!

What's new in financial aid?

View all recent Financial Aid updates on the Announcements page.

  • New Look of

    Here is the new look of, the official federal student aid website. They have combined content and features from,, and to enhance your experience. Learn how the changes impact you.

  • Winter Semester Update

    Winter semester update now available. Important information on book vouchers, disbursements and refunds. 

  • Effective immediately: Changes to document submissions

    Effective immediately Federal law restricts how documents and forms can be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships.  Documents attached to email will not be accepted.  It is acceptable to fax, use the scanning station, by postal mail, and in person.

  • 2019-2020 forms now available

    Visit the Forms webpage to access important financial aid forms for the 2019-2020 school year.

  • Deferment for cancer treatment for Direct Loan, FFEL, and Perkins Loan program borrowers now available

    On August 22, 2019, the U.S. Department of Education announced that qualified borrowers may receive a deferment on their qualifying loans while they are receiving cancer treatment, and for the six months following the conclusion of their treatment. The deferment has no fixed time limit. Visit their website to read the full announcement.

  • From the Detroit Free Press: Tips for paying down student loans

    The Detroit Free Press spoke with financial experts and college grads on how to effectively handle thousands of dollars in student loans. Read the full article.

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