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 2021 and Winter 2022

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 2021-2022 FAFSA (UM-Dearborn’s school code is: 002326).
    • All admitted students will be considered for need-based grants upon submission of a completed FAFSA. 
    • Admitted students, who applied by our priority deadline of December 1st, with a cumulative GPA of a 3.50 or higher, will be invited to compete in our Scholars and Merit Program, with scholarships ranging from $400 to Full-Tuition Scholarships. Eligible students will receive their invite via email in December on how to apply for consideration. 
  • Initial Financial Aid Award Packages* will begin being mailed in mid-December to admitted students who have a complete FAFSA on file. 

*Students may receive an updated Financial Aid Package for those competing in the Scholars Program.

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