U-M and federal financial aid resources
Resources at the University of Michigan
If you are interested in federal support for your school and living expenses, you will use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA offers access to three types of federal student aid: grants, loans, and work-study. More information about these types of aid can be found on the FAFSA website. They have a number of relevant resources on their site, so it’s worth spending some time exploring it.
Loan forgiveness programs
There are a number of loan forgiveness programs, particularly if you pursue work in public service. Some of these programs are listed below, and we encourage you to search for others that might fit your circumstances. It's important to remember that these programs affect certain kinds of loans, and consolidation may affect your eligibility, so be sure to seek assistance when considering consolidation to make sure you are not disqualifying yourself from thousands of dollars in aid.
Veteran and service member programs
The U-M Student Veterans Assistance Program can help familiarize you with the support available for student veterans and active service members, including the Post 9/11 GI Bill and other programs and well as the Yellow Ribbon Program.