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.

Important Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships (OFAS) will be conducting our normal functions remotely; this includes virtual counseling appointments or the ability to schedule a phone appointment. Please remember that you can access your financial aid information by logging in to UM-Dearborn Connect and clicking on the financial aid section.  You can also continue to send questions via email to  If you email, please use your University email account(if available), include your full name and your UMID. We appreciate your understanding and patience through these challenging times.

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.

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.

Both 2020-2021 and 2019-2020 Financial Aid Forms are available

Visit the Forms webpage to access important financial aid forms for the 2020-2021 and still available for the 2019-2020 school year.

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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