We are Here to Help You Afford Your Education
At the University of Michigan-Flint, we not only strive to provide you with a world-class education but also support you in affording your UM degree through our extensive financial aid resources. We understand that navigating through the financial aid process can be daunting. Our Office of Financial Aid is dedicated to guiding you through every step of the process and answering your questions about your financial aid options at UM-Flint.
Types of Financial Aid
Believing that quality education should be accessible, the University of Michigan-Flint offers multiple types of financial aid to help you pay for your education. Our financial assistance includes:
Grants are a type of financial aid that you don’t need to pay back. This gift aid is typically need-based, offered to students demonstrating prominent financial needs. Learn more about available grants.
Loans are the type of aid that needs to be repaid with a certain interest rate. Both federal student loans and private loans are available to UM-Flint students. Learn more about loans.
Funded by the University of Michigan-Flint, the State of Michigan, and private donors, merit-based scholarships are generously awarded to students in various academic programs. Scholarships usually do not need to be repaid or earned. Learn more about scholarships.
You can also apply for work-study programs which allow you to work part-time on-campus and earn wages to cover your tuition and educational expenses. Learn more about work-study programs.
Instantly available to motivated students with strong academic records, our First-Year Merit Scholarship program offers awards ranging up to $10,000 a year, with limited full-ride awards available.
Emergency Broadband Program
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), with congressional approval, launched an Emergency Broadband Program in which Pell Grant recipients are eligible for funds to pay for internet service.
- $50 per month or $75 in Tribal areas
- Department of Education (ED) has contacted Pell Grant recipients about the benefit through an email:
- “firstname.lastname@example.org” with the subject line: “Apply for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program.”
- Online application – Check the box that says “Yes, I am a Pell Grant recipient”. Now you have the ability to upload a copy of the email directly to the application. The email is what is used to get approved for the benefit.
- The benefit is slated to last until funding runs out or until six months after the pandemic is declared to have ended.
- Recipients will be notified when the benefit is winding down by the provider.
Applying for Financial Aid
Wondering how you can obtain financial aid? Completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step to putting together your personal plan for financing your education.
Please be sure to add the UM-Flint Federal School Code—002327—to your FAFSA.
The FAFSA for the 2022-2023 school year is now available online. Visit Student Aid to complete your 2022-2023 FAFSA. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible in order to increase your chances of receiving a greater amount of financial aid funds. FAFSA is available beginning October 1st each year.
Learn more about how to apply for financial aid.
Schedule an appointment to discuss your financial aid plan with one of our experts.
Financial Aid Deadlines
Due to some funding being limited, students are advised to file their FAFSA by the priority deadline. Always apply early to be considered for the best aid offer.
- November 15: First-year students
- February 1: Continuing students
UM-Flint Cost of Attendance
UM-Flint’s Student Information System (SIS) lists an actual budget (see award overview screen in SIS) used to calculate your financial aid awards. It is wise for you to plan your own budget and assess the resources you will need to meet your actual expenses. The Cost of Attendance 2021/2022 Worksheet can help you calculate your budget and the amount you and your family will need to contribute or borrow for your education.
Paying Tuition—Get to Know Student Accounts
When it comes time to pay for your tuition, the Cashier’s/Student Accounts Office is here to assist you. These are the services they provide:
- Assessing tuition and fees to student accounts based on the courses a student has registered for as well as making any adjustments to tuition and fees based on classes added/dropped through the Office of the Registrar
- Disbursement of financial aid
- Sending bills to students. The first bill for incoming freshmen, transfers, or new graduate students is printed and mailed to the address on file. All subsequent bills will be sent via email.
- Assessing any late fees to the account
- Processing payments to student accounts via cash, check, credit card, or third party financial aid
- Releasing stipend checks (excess financial aid funds) to students on an account by account basis via check or direct deposit
Contact the Office of Financial Aid
If you are not sure what you are eligible for or have questions about your financial aid application, the University of Michigan-Flint’s Office of Financial Aid is here to assist you. Contact us today to learn more about your financial aid opportunities!
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Financial Aid Statement
The 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. UM-Flint also abides by the loan code of conduct and the ethical expectations of the university.
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