It is important for students to research all possible areas for additional resources of financial aid. Our Additional Federal Programs  has basic information, links (where available) and telephone numbers for programs for special programs for select populations of students and funding opportunities for students who are willing to complete a service obligation.

 

AmeriCorps  

This program provides educational awards in return for work in community service. You can work before, during, or after your postsecondary educational, and you can use the funds either to pay current educational expenses or to repay federal student loans.  Students with AmeriCorps  eligibility should certify their requests online at https://myamericorps.gov for faster processing of benefits.

R.O.T.C. Army (MILS 100 & 200 level classes taught at UM-Dearborn 

Army ROTC is a program which results in college graduates earning commissions as an officer in the active Army, National Guard or Army Reserves. High school and college students can apply for scholarship benefits through this program. College students must have at least two years remaining in their undergraduate or graduate degree. This program provides a full-tuition scholarship with an allowance for books and a monthly stipend. The Army R.O.T.C. program is headquartered at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with a satellite program at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.       

R.O.T.C. Air Force      

High school and college students can apply for scholarship benefits through this program. College students must have at least two years remaining in their undergraduate academic career. This program provides a full-tuition scholarship with an allowance for books and monthly stipend. The Air Force R.O.T.C. program is coordinated through the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.        ​

R.O.T.C. Navy 

High school and college students can apply for scholarship benefits through this program. College students must have at least two years remaining in their undergraduate academic career. This program provides a full-tuition scholarship with an allowance for books and monthly stipend. The Navy and Marine R.O.T.C. program is coordinated through the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.      

Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Scholarship                 

This program is intended for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors with an exemplary scholastic background that wish to refine their leadership and management abilities.  The scholarship pays over $2,700 a month year-around and allows you to concentrate on your studies.  THIS IS NOT ROTC.  You are not required to drill, take extra classes, or take summer trips.  All we ask is that you maintain your GPA and upon graduation you will earn your commission through Officer Candidate School (OCS).  The scholarship includes full medical/dental benefits, and extra incentives if you are on the Dean's List.  All majors accepted.    

Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship

The Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship is an award for a Pell-eligible student whose parent or guardian died in the line of duty while serving as a public safety officer is eligible, under the Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship, to receive a maximum Federal Pell Grant award

To qualify for this scholarship, a student must be Pell-eligible and have a Pell-eligible EFC and be less than 24 years of age or enrolled at an institution of higher education at the time of his or her parent’s or guardian’s death. In subsequent award years, the student continues to be eligible for the scholarship, as long as the student has a Pell-eligible EFC and continues to be an eligible student.

  • Scholarship Criteria

    For purposes of the Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship, a public safety officer is defined as:

    • An individual serving a public agency in an official capacity, with or without compensation, as a law enforcement officer, firefighter, or chaplain;
       
    • An employee of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) who is performing official duties of the agency, if those official duties–
       
      • are related to a major disaster or emergency that has been, or is later declared to exist with respect to the area under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act; and
      • are determined by FEMA to be hazardous duties;
         
    • An employee of a state, local, or tribal emergency management or civil defense agency who is performing official duties in cooperation with FEMA, if those official duties–
       
      • are related to a major disaster or emergency that has been, or is later declared to exist with respect to the area under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act; and
         
      • are determined by the agency to be hazardous duties;
         
    • A member of a rescue squad or ambulance crew who, as authorized or licensed by law and by the applicable agency or entity, is engaging in rescue activity or in the provision of emergency medical services; or
       
    • A fire police officer, defined as an individual who is serving in accordance with state or local law as an officially-recognized or designated member of a legally organized public safety agency and provides scene security or directs traffic in response to any fire drill, fire call, or other fire, rescue, or police emergency, or at a planned, special event.
       

    A parent or guardian includes non-custodial parents, step-parents, and parents of independent students. In all cases, the parent/guardian status at the time of death is the qualifying eligibility criterion. This may be different from the current parent/guardian status.

    Application:

    The Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship requires the institution’s financial aid administrator (FAA) to determine and document, in collaboration with the student, that the student was less than 24 years of age or enrolled at an institution of higher education at the time of his or her parent’s or guardian’s death. A single, national data source of individuals who died in the line of duty while serving as a public safety officer does not exist. Here are some examples of documents that you will need to submit to serve as proof of eligibility:

    • A determination letter acknowledging eligibility for certain federal benefits under the Public Safety Officers Benefit (PSOB) program administered by the Department of Justice;
    • A written letter of attestation or determination made by a state or local government official with supervisory or other relevant oversight authority of an individual who died in the line of duty while serving as a public safety officer as defined above;
    • Documentation of the student qualifying for a state tuition or other state benefit accorded to the children or other family members of a public safety officer consistent with the definition in 42 U.S.C. 3796b, or as a fire police officer as noted above; or
    • Other documentation the school determines to be from a credible source that describes or reports the circumstances of the death and the occupation of the parent or guardian.

    Award:

    The student will be eligible for the maximum Pell Grant for his or her enrollment status and cost of attendance.

     

Veterans Benefits     

There are many programs to support the education of veterans.  A helpful summary of benefit types is available at GI Bill website. The Office of Registration and Records certifies all benefits.  Questions regarding benefits or certification procedures can be addressed to this office.    ​

Veterans Services

The Veterans Services Office offers a wide range of support and resources from scholarships to community medical centers.  The Office is located on the second floor of the University Center in the Student Success Center.   ​

Yellow Ribbon Program    

The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008.  With implementation of the new GI Bill changes that become effective with the Fall 2011 semester, in-state students (both undergraduate and graduate) receiving 100% Chapter 33 benefit eligibility will have their in-state tuition and fees paid in full by VA.  The UM-Dearborn Yellow Ribbon Program will include only out-of-state undergraduate and graduate students.

Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

1183
University Center (UC)
Phone: 
313-593-5300
Fax: 
313-593-5313
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