pathway to completion

Let’s Finish What You Started.

You are not alone.

People just like you have to stop pursuing their educational goals for a variety of reasons. The demands of a family. Work obligations. Financial constraints. 

Whatever your reason for stopping your trajectory toward your degree, the University of Michigan-Flint is here to help you get back on track and get your degree done. 

These Criteria

We know you have what it takes to earn your U-M degree at UM-Flint. Our new Pathway to Completion Program (PTC) is designed for people like you who match this criteria:

  • You have been an active undergraduate student from a regionally-accredited college or university (including UM-Flint) and are within 30 credits of graduating.
  • Students who have been inactive at UM-Flint for one or more years are eligible to apply for this grant.

* Due to Covid-19 students that have attended an outside institution may have the “45 credit completion at UM-Flint” requirement waived.

  • You have a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.4+ at UM-Flint or a regionally-accredited college or university
  • You have made Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) towards your degree and have remained eligible for financial aid, as outlined by Federal regulation.

You must complete the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2020-2021 and/or 2021-22 academic years (pending on entry term). Students entering Spring or Summer 2021 must have the 2020-21 FAFSA on file. Those entering Fall 2021 must have the 2021-22 FAFSA.  UM-Flint’s federal school code is 002327.

*Financial Aid eligibility will be determined prior to entrance into program

  • You must continue your pathway to completion based upon the academic program of interest indicated on your most recently attended institution. No major changes will be accepted as part of this program.
  • You have not graduated from another four-year college or university (including UM-Flint)
  • Applicants should review their Federal Pell and Direct Loan remaining eligibility before applying for this program.  This program assists with up to 15 credits and applicants may need to rely on Pell Grant or Direct Loans to complete, along with any other aid programs the applicant may qualify for.  Visit and login or create an account to see your dashboard utilized Pell and student loans.
  • The PTC grant will pay for up to 15 credits as a last dollar award (after all other scholarships and grants are applied). Once 15 credits have been attempted, the PTC grant will no longer be available to the recipient.
  • Students must be continuously enrolled with the exception of spring and summer semesters. 
  • Students participating in the PTC grant program prior to Spring 2021 will be granted an additional 6 credits as a last dollar award.

Get Started

Fill out this form to join the PTC program.

After we contact you, our expert advisors will work with you on an academic plan that will help you achieve your degree at a speed that works for you. Whether you sign on to go part-time or full-time, we will find a plan that makes sense for you. 

The PTC is also giving you credit for having part of your degree done. As part of this program, you will receive up to 15 credits at in-state tuition at no charge to you. This move gives you a financial incentive to join the program today and take advantage of this special opportunity. 

Answers to Your Questions

If you’re still wondering if this program is right for you, consider your earning potential. According to statistics, the cost of dropping out of college can be measured in lost earnings. Each year, people like you lose a combined $3.8 billion nationally in lost earnings. 

You have a chance to take control of your financial future through education. 

You need answers to your questions. Read our FAQs below about the Pathway to Completion program. 

Plus, to help guide you through the process, we have expert advisors who are ready to work with you on your re-entry plan for UM-Flint. 

This is a big decision for you. We are here for you. 

What expenses does the Pathway to Completion Grant cover?
With the generous support from the Mott Foundation, returning students will receive up to 15 credit hours of in-state tuition at no charge to help complete their degree at UM-Flint. Though it is not a requirement, students are encouraged to attend full-time (12+ credits/semester) in anticipation of earning their Michigan degree in a timely manner.

What if I cannot attend classes as a full-time student and need to go part-time (less than 12 credits per semester)? Am I still eligible to participate in the Pathway to Completion Grant?
UM-Flint understands that students’ schedules are busy. The university is willing to accommodate those students who need to attend part-time. part-time is defined as a student who is taking no less than six credit hours per semester. You must take at least six credits per semester to qualify for the PTC grant. Academic advisors will help students keep track of their graduation requirements; Financial Aid will help students keep track of their grant monies if the need arises to split the funding between different semesters.

What do I need to do to rejoin UM-Flint?
Students who are interested in coming back to UM-Flint to earn their U-M degree will need to apply as a returning student. Applications are free and can be completed online. The Returning Student application will capture any new information and allow a seamless transition. Any student wishing to return must also submit a FAFSA to Financial Aid (use UM-Flint’s code 002327).

What items do I need to submit with my Readmit Application?
Students must submit all college transcripts from coursework completed since leaving UM-Flint. Our team will carefully review your credits to determine the maximum amount that can be transferred, depending on your major. During the COVID crisis, the university is working closely with students by accepting unofficial transcripts until official transcripts are available.

What if I have questions about my financial aid status, whom should I contact?
The Office of Financial Aid is available to help answer any questions students may have about their aid. Phone and virtual appointments are available. The office can be reached at You may also request a virtual appointment.

Whom do I contact if I have questions about how to get started?
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is available to answer questions and guide you through the readmission process. The office can be reached at (810) 762-3300 or