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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 online on and 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, notifications will be sent through UM email explaining what is needed. Please respond immediately, or aid will be delayed.