Consumer Information

We make the following information available to all students as required by the Higher Education Act of 1965.

If you need help getting this consumer information or have questions, contact the U-M Medical School Financial Aid Office:

5124 Medical Science Building I
C Wing, 1301 Catherine St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5611
734-763-4147
med-finaid@med.umich.edu

Accreditation Information

You can get accreditation information about the University of Michigan Medical School in the Financial Aid Office. More information is available from the Office of the Dean.

Campus Safety and Security

Conflict of Interest and Code of Conduct

Cost of Attending the University of Michigan Medical School

Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities

The University of Michigan’s Office of Services for Students with Disabilities is the central source for disability information, referral, documentation approval and archiving, accommodation recommendations, and student advocacy.

The Medical School’s coordinators of disability services are the class counselors in the Office of Medical Student Education.

Students with disabilities who need special accommodation must have:

  1. Declared their disability.
  2. Provided documentation to their class counselor or the central campus office, well before accommodation is needed.

In order to receive accommodation, students must have their documentation reviewed and approved.

All questions about disability should be go to the respective class counselor in the Office of Medical Student Education.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Many U-M offices, in the process of doing their assigned jobs, collect and maintain information about students.

Although these records belong to the university, university policy and federal law afford students a number of rights concerning these records. The Federal Family Educational rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) establishes the rules and regulations regarding access to and disclosure of student records.

For more information on the Medical School’s FERPA policy, contact the Office of Medical Student Education at 734-763-4147.

Identity Theft Prevention Program

Refund Policy

U-M has a tuition refund policy that describes the amount of tuition and fees that are refunded to a student who withdraws from all classes during a term.

This policy is published online by the Office of the Registrar and by the Medical School Financial Aid Office. Review the refund policy online, or contact the Medical School Financial Aid Office for a copy.

Repayment Policy (Return of Title IV Aid)

The federal government mandates that students who withdraw from all classes may keep only the financial aid (federal “Title IV” grant and loan assistance) they have “earned” up to the time of withdrawal.

Funds that were disbursed in excess of the earned amount must be returned by the university and/or the students to the federal government. Review the repayment policy online, or contact the Medical School Financial Aid Office for a copy.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP)

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is the term used to describe a student's successful completion of coursework toward a degree or certificate.

All students receiving federal student financial aid must adhere to the Policies and Procedures for Medical Student Evaluation, Advancement and Graduation, approved by the University of Michigan Medical School Executive Committee yearly in order to maintain SAP.

Academic Review Boards meet monthly throughout the academic year to review the progress of students, take action as indicated and, when necessary, make recommendations to the Medical School Executive Committee.

The Financial Aid Office will be notified of any action by the Review Boards and Executive Committee through the Medical School Registrar’s Office.

Completing the M.D. degree normally takes four academic years. Some students may require extra time, due to academic or personal difficulties.

In these situations, the school may set up a schedule for the student that could require repeating a year of study.

To meet the definition of Satisfactory Academic Progress for the purpose of financial aid eligibility, students must complete the pre-clinical phase of the curriculum by the end of the third year after their initial enrollment. They must finish clinical coursework within 3 years of starting the clinical phase.

The maximum amount of time allowed for federal financial aid eligibility is 6 years.

If a student has been granted a personal leave of absence, that leave period may be excluded from the required time frame in which a student is expected to finish coursework.

Students who do not meet SAP requirements will lose their eligibility for all federal financial aid administered by the Medical School Financial Aid Office.

The school does not have an official financial aid probationary period. Students may appeal any loss of financial aid eligibility, in writing, to the associate dean of Medical Student Education.

An appeal letter must show the existence of mitigating circumstances that should be taken into consideration. The associate dean will consider each appeal on its merits and notify the director of Financial Aid of the outcome of the appeal.

The University of Michigan Medical School Executive Committee reviews, updates and approves the Policies for Medical Student Evaluation, Advancement, and Graduation on a yearly basis and distributes the policies annually to all students, faculty and staff.

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