How to Apply

Financial Aid Consult

The majority of students who enroll at the University of Michigan Medical School apply for financial aid. We require only two applications to be considered for all types of institutional and federal aid available through the med school, including scholarships, grants and loans:

  1. FAFSA: All students who would like to be considered for any type of aid must start with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Start your FAFSA → 
  2. U-M Medical School Financial Aid Application: Start your U-M aid application → 

Private scholarships and loans will have their own applications and deadlines, so be sure to make note of those as you research other options.

Applications for financial aid will need to be submitted each year, and the new FAFSA form is available on January 1 for the following school year.

Application Deadlines

To be eligible for financial aid, both the FAFSA and UMMS applications must be submitted within three weeks of admission to the program or by March 31 (whichever is later) of every calendar year.

If we need any supplemental materials from you after that, we’ll let you know.

Three details to note about financial aid at the University of Michigan Medical School:

  1. All income tax returns must be completed before submitting the FAFSA.
  2. Parental information must be included on the FAFSA for any financial aid options available through the School. Parental information is not needed if you are applying only for the William D. Ford Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan and/or the Grad PLUS Loan.
  3. The federal school code for the University of Michigan Medical School is E00398. Be sure to list this code on your FAFSA so that our office will receive a set of official results from your application.

Before You Apply

A quick checklist before you start the two financial aid applications:

  • Register for Selective Service (if required).
  • Complete your federal income tax forms for the previous calendar year for you (and your spouse, if you are married), and for your parents.
  • Complete the FAFSA on the Web Worksheet before you do your FAFSA.
  • Ask your parents or guardians to create a PIN and complete the parent section of your FAFSA. Important: Contrary to instructions on the FAFSA, parental information is required to be considered for school-administered funds. This information helps us assess a student’s needs. If you can’t provide parent information due to special circumstances, please contact us immediately so we can help you complete the application on time. 
  • Sign up for your Federal Student Aid PIN. This will allow you to electronically sign your application and make any updates to your application later.
  • Review our Consumer Information before completing either financial aid application.
  • Keep copies of all information submitted for your records.