Current Students (Who Have Borrowed Federal Loans at Michigan Law Before): Applying for Financial Aid
You must reapply for loans each year. Merit-based scholarships will be renewed as long as you have maintained a 2.0 GPA, and are enrolled full-time at the Law School. Grants for need-based aid recipients are awarded for five semesters. If you are employed in public interest or government work which qualifies you for a Public Service Guarantee in your second summer, we will offer you a need-based grant of $7,500 for your sixth and final semester.
The recommended deadline for submitting your FAFSA is Friday, May 17, 2013. The recommended submission date for your Grad PLUS or private loan application is after you have received your award notice, but before July 15, 2013. Late applicants run the risk of incurring late payment fees for past due tuition, and for those of you who borrow financial aid to cover living expenses, your refund check might not be received by the first day of classes.
1. Complete and submit a 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To apply for Stafford loans, complete the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Your and your spouse's information must be recorded on the FAFSA.
Request that a copy of the FAFSA report be released to the University of Michigan Law School, code #E00506. (Note that the rest of the University of Michigan uses a different number.) Be sure to retain a copy of the completed form for your records.
2. Apply for a Grad PLUS/Private Loan. If you need to borrow a Grad PLUS or private loan, a separate application is required. A comparison of different types of loans is available here. Since credit approvals expire, the recommended submission date for your Grad PLUS or private loan application is after June 1, but before July 15th, 2013. You can apply after July 15th, but we strongly recommend you apply by August 1st to maximize your chances of having funds available for you by the first day of classes. If you borrow a Grad PLUS loan, please be sure to complete the School's Grad PLUS loan application, and not the one on the StudentLoans.gov website.
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