Welcome to the University of Michigan Flint! As a parent of a University of Michigan student, we want to do our best to keep you informed. Here on the Flint campus we believe that keeping a college education affordable is important to the future of our students, families and communities.

We hope that you will take a few moments to browse through our Financial Aid and Scholarship website to familiarize yourself with financial opportunities that we have to offer. In addition, please find important dates and information that may assist you in planning as a parent in regards to tuition due dates and important deadlines that you can add to the family calendar.

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What information is available to parents?

Due to the privacy rights given to students through the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Office of Financial Aid is unable to provide information regarding a student's account to anyone but the student. More information about these privacy rights may be found on the Registrar's webpage.

Students are able to grant access to another person to view their records and information through the SIS Proxy system. This system allows a student to select not only specific people to view their information, but also what information they are able to view. The ITS Helpdesk webpage includes a guide to the SIS Proxy system that explains its purpose and use in greater detail.

Keep in mind that when contacting the Office of Financial Aid, whether in-person or over the phone, the student will need to be present to authorize a parent's access to their student records.

Important Dates for Parents

Parents may keep track of important dates for their students through the Office of Financial Aid calendar:

 

Critical Dates

  • The FAFSA is made available on the 1st of each year academic year. It must be filed each year to be eligible for financial aid. Applications should be filed by Feb. 15th of each year to meet the priority deadline and ensure the maximum amount of aid will be available.
  • The Scholarship Application is made available in mid-December before each academic year. It must be filed each year to be eligible for hundreds of scholarships.
  • The Spring/Summer Aid application is made available in mid-December before the Spring/Summer semesters. It must be filed each year that the student wishes to take Spring/Summer classes.

Aid Calculators

There are several aid calculators available that allow parents to understand the costs of financial aid for their student.

Parent PLUS Loan

The Parent PLUS Loan allows parents to accept a loan to help cover their student's expenses.

To learn more about the Parent PLUS Loan, visit the Loans webpage.

To fill out a Parent PLUS Loan application, visit studentloans.gov.

If you have any questions about financial aid or scholarships here at the University of Michigan – Flint, please do not hesitate to contact us.