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Federal Aid Processes

Application Process

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the March 1 priority date each year. This is not a deadline! The FAFSA is available on the internet after October 1 at

When the FAFSA is processed, information is sent electronically to the Student Aid Office where the file is evaluated to determine eligibility for federal aid. If additional information is needed, letters will be mailed and notification will also be sent through UM email explaining what is needed. Please respond immediately, or aid will be delayed.

The UM Student Aid Office plans to begin processing submitted 2019-20 FAFSAs beginning the week of November 12, 2018.