There are four general forms of financial aid that may be available to you. We've provided you with a basic outline here:
- Grants: A grant is gift money (generally from the University’s general fund, various federal and state programs, and donations provided by generous friends of the University) that is awarded on the basis of need and financial aid eligibility. Grant aid does not have to be repaid.
- Scholarships: Scholarships are awarded to students in all programs of study and grade levels based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, service to the university and community, and student research. University of Michigan-Flint offers over 120 scholarships a year. For more information on specific scholarships and their requirements, click here.
- Loans: Loans are monies borrowed from a variety of sources that must be repaid. Loans may vary based on need and year in school.
- Work Study: Work study allows you to earn financial assistance through employment on campus or with certain non-profit off-campus agencies. Student wages are a combination of federal, state and university funds.
- Veterans Benefits: If you are a veteran or dependent of a veteran, you may be eligible for financial assistance through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Applying for Financial Aid
The first step in applying for financial aid is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students may access the FAFSA at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/. Be sure to list the University of Michigan–Flint’s federal school code 002327. This code must be listed in order for the University of Michigan–Flint to receive the FAFSA results. A FAFSA or renewal FAFSA must be completed for each new academic year.
In addition, prior to filing the FAFSA on line students and a parent (if required) must have a PIN assigned by the U.S. Department of Education. These PINs act as an electronic signature and are therefore mandatory when filing on line. A PIN can be obtained at http://www.pin.ed.gov/. FAFSAs submitted without proper PIN signatures will be rejected and awards cannot be made until all proper signatures are received by the federal processor.
All male students ages 18 through 25 must be registered with the U.S. Selective Service Systems to be eligible for federal financial aid. Students may register for the Selective Service at any U.S. post office or online at the Selective Service System web site.
Students filing the FAFSA by March 1st are given consideration for all available federal, state and University of Michigan–Flint financial aid. Students that intend to enroll for the spring and summer sessions need to submit a spring/summer application available online mid-December to mid-February.
After the FAFSA has been processed, students will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) via email (if an email address was provided) or via U.S. mail. Review the report carefully to make sure all of the information is accurate. If there are errors, corrections should be made via the FAFSA web site. If a SAR is not received or if you have questions about it, call the federal processor at (800) 4-FED-AID or (800) 433-3243.
If you have questions regarding filing for financial aid or types of aid available please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Financial Aid at 810-762-3444 or email at Financial_Aid@list.umflint.edu.
Visit the Office of Financial Aid website at www.umflint.edu/finaid.