How to Apply

Student talks to financial aid staff

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), which opens October 1. 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.

Application Deadlines

Newly admitted students should review their specific financial aid deadlines on Next Steps.

Returning (current) students must submit both the FAFSA and UMMS applications by March 1 to be eligible for financial aid. 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. Please use the IRS Data Retreival Tool (DRT) to upload the previous year's federal tax information to 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).
  • Be sure that federal income tax forms for the appropriate year (2015 taxes for 2017-18 FAFSA) have been completed 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 FSA ID 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 ID. 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.