Application & Instructions
All medical students seeking student financial aid assistance must file the following:
Please read this section carefully!!
If you wish to be considered for ALL types of aid, federal as well as institutional loans and grants, you MUST provide parental information on the FAFSA form. Parental information is not necessary if you are only applying for the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan and the Grad PLUS Loan. For institutional funds, the University of Michigan Medical School adheres to the premise that the family bears the first responsibility to contribute toward college expenses to the extent that they are able to do so. Therefore parental data is required even though you are considered an independent student. This may seem contrary to the basic FAFSA instructions, but is mandatory for Department of Health and Human Services programs (i.e. PCL, LDS, SDS) as well as institutional funds. This information will not jeopardize your eligibility for the William D. Ford Federal Direct Stafford or Grad PLUS Loan Programs.
When completing the FAFSA or the Renewal FAFSA on the Web, keep the following points in mind:
- You CANNOT file the FAFSA or Renewal Application (paper or web-based version) prior to Jan. 1
- You (and your parents, if applicable) MUST have completed federal income tax forms BEFORE completing the FAFSA or Renewal Application version
- Do NOT use estimated income information
- Complete the FAFSA on the Web Worksheet BEFORE completing the FAFSA or Renewal FAFSA on the Web
- Be sure you have listed the University of Michigan Medical School so we receive a set of official results. Our Federal School Code is E00398.
- If you do not already have one, we recommend that you apply for a PIN at www.pin.ed.gov. With a PIN you will be able to electronically sign your application as well as make any necessary corrections to your submitted application.
- Keep copies!!
Paper versions of the FAFSA and the Medical School Financial Aid Application are available if you are unable to complete them on the Web. You may request paper copies by contacting our office.
Basic Financial Aid Requirements
While each aid program has special requirements, the following are basic to all programs. In order to be eligible to receive financial aid, you must:
- have financial need (except for some loan and some scholarship programs);
- be accepted for enrollment or be enrolled at least half-time as a students working toward a degree or certificate (however, you may apply for aid, even if you are not yet accepted or enrolled);
- be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or eligible non-U.S. citizen (federal regulations and University policy severely limit the types offinancial assistance available to non-U.S. citizens);
- have a valid Social Security Number;
- be registered with the Selective Service (if required);
- be making satisfactory academic progress (continuing students only);
- use federal student aid only for educational purposes; and
- not owe a refund on a federal grant or be in default on any federal educational loan.