NEW UPDATES Spring Summer 2020
Spring Summer 2020 Online Fees Covered by Emergency Grant
To assist you with the associated cost of online learning, Financial Aid will award Emergency Grants to ALL enrolled students over the next few weeks to cover the cost of the spring and/or summer online fees. The Emergency Grant amount will match the cost of your exact online fees and will be adjusted accordingly should you change your spring and/or summer enrollment.
Spring 2020 April 15, 2020 late fee waived
For this year only, the Student Accounts Office will waive the first late penalty on any unpaid spring charges that are due 4/15/2020. The first late penalty will be applied to any unpaid balance remaining as of 5/15/2020. If you have any questions about your bill or late penalties, please contact the Student Accounts Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Meet with Financial Aid While Social Distancing
The Office of Financial Aid is now offering virtual appointments or the ability to schedule a phone appointment. Please remember that you can access your financial aid information by logging in to the University of Michigan-Flint Student Information System (SIS) and clicking on the financial aid tab. You may continue to send questions via email at email@example.com. Emails should be sent using your UM-Flint email account whenever possible. Always include your full name and your UM ID number on any correspondence. We appreciate your patience during this time.
If you are calling regarding the CARES Act, please read the following prior to setting and appointment.
How and when funds will be disbursed
Grants will pay automatically; no action is required. The CARES Act requires institutions of higher education to release funds directly to eligible students, regardless of any balance that may exist of a tuition account. You will receive these funds in the near future either by direct deposit or a check from UM-Flint mailed to address on file.
Not all students qualify
Unfortunately, federal guidance greatly restricted the pool of eligible students. Because these are federal dollars, schools must comply with it. We understand all students and families have been implicated in various ways and apologize for our inability to assist you.
Students who graduated April 2020
Guidance from the U.S. Department of Education prohibits schools from paying students who are graduated and not returning to campus.
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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? We 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 University of Michigan-Flint has announced the creation of the Valiant Veterans Scholarship, a new scholarship to recognize veterans in the Greater Flint area who are pursuing their first Bachelor’s degree.
The Valiant Veterans Scholarship will cover the costs of up to four consecutive, full academic years of tuition and mandatory fees at the in-state rate, or until degree completion, whichever comes first.
To apply for financial aid for Spring and Summer, students must register for courses by January 31, 2020 and have a valid processed 2019-20 FAFSA on file with the Office of Financial Aid. Students registering 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.
Please note that 100% of the student bill for the spring semester (tuition, fees, and housing) is due on or before April 15, 2020. Be sure to check your financial aid requirements on the Student Information System (SIS) for any outstanding requirements. NOTE: Allow time prior to due dates for financial aid processing. Aid will not pay or reflect as pending immediately upon acceptance.
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 campus also abides by the loan code of conduct (https://www.umflint.edu/hr/COI-COC_Policy) 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.