The Office of Financial Aid
The Office of Financial Aid provides financial assistance to students at the University of Michigan-Flint. This financial assistance includes grants, loans, scholarships, employment opportunities through work-study and more.
Looking for more information on financial assistance? Following the links on the left will guide you through every step of the financial aid process. You will also find documents, tools, and links to outside resources that will give you a better understanding of your financial aid.
The Flint (Genesee County) region is a center of new and emerging businesses, non-profits, and associations. In order for these organizations to grow and thrive, new leadership must be cultivated and professional development provided. The University of Michigan-Flint recognizes this need, accompanied by the value education contributes to our area businesses and communities. To assist in filling that need, the University of Michigan-Flint has created the Greater Flint Community Leadership Scholarship. The application deadline is July 1, 2018. Click MORE to view the application.
To apply for financial aid for spring and summer, students must register for courses by January 31, 2018 and have a valid processed 2017-18 FAFSA on file with the Office of Financial Aid. Students filing on or before January 31st will be given priority consideration for funding in addition to Federal Pell Grant or Federal Loan eligibility a student may have remaining. Click MORE below to review processing schedule and additional information.
Additional Pell Grant for Spring/Summer
Beginning with the 2017-2018 aid year, the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) allows a student to receive Federal Pell Grant funds for up to 150% of the student’s Pell Grant Scheduled Award for an award year.
Students who received the maximum award for both fall and winter semesters will now have an opportunity for additional funds during the spring/summer semester.
- Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits between spring/summer
- Must stay enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits between spring/summer or risk losing the entire amount awarded beyond the annual maximum
If you have any questions please contact the Office of Financial Aid.
The 2018-19 FAFSA launched October 1, 2017. Find out what you need to get started! If you are ready to get started go to fafsa.gov now.
The IRS DRT (Data Retrieval Tool) is now available. As an alternative you may manually provide the requested financial information from the IRS. Feel free to contact the Office of Financial Aid for assistance at 810.762.3444.
High school students applying as first-time freshmen now have access to more scholarship funds to help pay for their respected UM-Flint education. Instantly available to motivated students with strong academic records, our newly expanded Freshmen Merit Scholarship program offers awards ranging up to $7,000 a year, with limited full-ride awards available.
PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Avoid paying other companies for loan services that your assigned federal student loan servicer will assist you with for free!
Although your federal student loans were borrowed from the U.S. Department of Education, a federal loan servicer is assigned to each borrower and will handle billing and all other services related to your loans at no charge. A federal loan servicer is able to assist you with:
- Selecting or changing your repayment plan
- Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
- Loan consolidation
- Difficulty or inability to make monthly loan payments
- Loan Deferment or Forbearance
- Updating borrower contact information
Find out who your loan servicer is by visiting NSLDS.ed.gov today! Be advised that Federal Student Aid personnel do not make unsolicited phone calls to FAFSA filers. If you receive a call from someone stating they are from the U.S. Department of Education or Federal Student Aid and requesting any student or parent information, please do not share personal information (this includes your FSA ID). The Office of Financial Aid at University of Michigan-Flint will from time to time call students to notify them of additional steps they need to take. If ever you question the source of a call, please reach out to the Office of Financial Aid for assistance.
Have a question about your situation regarding the FAFSA? Questions on the 2018-2019 FAFSA that may cause difficulties for students in unique situations, such as wards of the court or foster youth, are listed on this document from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
Financial Aid Statement
Financial Aid Statement
The University of Michigan - Flint Office of Financial Aid operates under many federal, state, and institutional guidelines. In addition, the office adheres to all ethical practices in all facets of delivering student financial aid. As a member institution of the national Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), the office is bound by the code of conduct as established by our profession. University of Michigan - Flint financial aid administrators also abide by the loan code of conduct and the ethical expectations of the University.
The Director of the Office of Financial Aid and the Assistant Director(s) are available to assist enrolled or prospective students in obtaining financial aid information, school information, information on completion or graduation rates and school security policies and crime statistics. To contact them visit our Contact Us information.