Earning the Michigan degree at an affordable cost!

The University of Michigan-Dearborn offers students a competitive financial aid package that is based on both academic excellence and a family’s (demonstrated need) ability to pay for college, ensuring students are able to receive a valuable education and earn the Michigan degree at an affordable cost.

For information about merit and need-based financial aid, please see the information below based on which semester you plan to enroll at UM-Dearborn.

Fall 2021 through Summer 2022

Students should simply apply for admission and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for merit-based scholarships and need-based financial aid.

  • Students and families should complete the UM-Dearborn admissions application and the 2021-2022 FAFSA between October 1st and December 1st. The priority date for ensuring maximum consideration is December 1st. This will allow for timely financial aid packages and consideration for programs that may be competitive and/or have limited funding available (UM-Dearborn’s school code is: 002326).

  • Students should also consider providing an ACT or SAT test score for merit-only scholarships consideration.

Fall 2020 through Summer 2021

Students who apply for admission will automatically be considered for merit-based scholarships, if funding is still available. You will be notified of your scholarship eligibility after admission. Students should also complete the 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for need-based financial aid. 

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