Document Description & Checklist
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Renewal Application (paper or web-based version): This form will be mailed to the U.S. Department of Education's Central Processor or submitted over the Web. Using the Federal Methodology (FM) formula, your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) will be determined. This is the amount you and/or your family should be able to contribute toward the cost of attending the institution of your choice. Follow all instructions carefully. Please note: Our Federal school code is E00398.
Students are advised to provide parental income information on the Renewal Application or FAFSA for full consideration of all programs. Although the instructions on these forms indicate that if you are a graduate/professional student you do not have to provide parental information, please disregard. Several federal programs as well as institutional programs require parental information regardless of dependency status.
U-M Medical School Financial Aid Application: Complete the Web-based version of this application. If unable to complete the Web-based application, paper applications are available by contacting our office.
Alien Registration Card - Eligible non-citizens only: A copy of both sides of the I-551 or I-151 alien registration card or other valid documents that verify your eligibility as a non-citizen must be submitted to our office before financial aid can be awarded.
Student Aid Report (SAR): You will receive this form from the federal government either electronically or by U.S. mail depending on how you filed your FAFSA. Review this form thoroughly. If any of the information is incorrect, submit your corrections on-line or by submitting the paper form to our office with corrections.
Verification Process: If you are selected for verification you must provide documentation to prove the accuracy of certain items reported on the FAFSA. You will be notified via email of the items that must be submitted in order to perform the verification process. Documents may include but are not limited to:
- Independent Verification Worksheet – to collect student information
- Dependent Verification Worksheet – to collect parent information
- Federal income tax transcripts
- SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefit receipt verification
- Verification of child support paid
Failure to submit documents by the requested deadline may result in your application being considered late which will jeopardize your eligibility for certain financial aid programs.
Other Important Documents:
Students who wish to borrow through other external loan sources (private educational loans) must complete the appropriate applications. These do not have to be submitted by the deadline.