Non–U.S. Citizen J.D.: Applying for Financial Aid 2012–2013
There is no financial aid deadline for entering 1Ls and all information is strictly confidential.
Admitted students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarship decisions, and no separate application is required.
Need-based grant decisions are made by the Financial Aid Office. In cases where no merit scholarships or need-based grants have been offered, the Financial Aid Office is occasionally able to take financial aid offers from competing schools into account.
Loans are processed in the Financial Aid Office for all students applying for financial aid.
There are three types of financial aid for which you may qualify: merit-based scholarships, need-based grants, and loans.
To determine if you might qualify for need-based grants, admitted students must complete our simple online questionnaire on the Admitted Students website. Click on Mail & Money and Financial Aid Application to access the questionnaire. If it appears that you may be eligible for need-based grants after completing the questionnaire, we will direct you to complete additional financial aid information on the 2012–2013 Need Access form. This tool assists in determining resources available to a student. Parent information is not required to apply for aid. If you have completed the parent information for another school, we will disregard that data.
Please note that only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible for Federal Stafford loans or Grad PLUS, and private loan programs typically require a U.S. cosigner. Our non-U.S. citizen sample loan comparison chart/FAQ (PDF) provides an overview for a couple of lenders.
All information is strictly confidential. Please address inquiries to:
The University of Michigan Law School
Financial Aid Office
701 South State Street
South Hall, Suite 2200
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3091