Earning the Michigan degree at an affordable cost!

Year after year, the University of Michigan-Dearborn’s ranks among one of the lowest cost public universities in Michigan, making it one of the best values in higher education in the state—and across the nation.

Part of that affordability is our commitment to offer a competitive financial aid package that is based on a family’s ability to pay for college (demostrated need), while rewarding academic excellence, to ensure students are able to receive a valuable education and earn the Michigan degree at an affordable cost.

Fall 2022 and Winter 2023

Students should apply for admission and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for institutional financial aid.

  • Students and families should complete the UM-Dearborn admissions application and the 2022-2023 FAFSA (UM-Dearborn’s school code is: 002326).
    • All admitted students will be considered for need-based grants upon submission of a completed FAFSA. 
  • Initial Financial Aid Award Packages* will begin being mailed in mid-December to admitted students who have a complete FAFSA on file. 
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