The Office of Financial Aid (OFA) administers financial aid programs, and assists students with budgeting. Most aid is awarded on the basis of financial need. Students may take advantage of financial counseling services even if they are not receiving aid. Emergency and/or short-term loans are available to students for educationally related expenses. Undergraduates are considered for grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study employment. Most scholarships for entering undergraduates are awarded through the admissions process.
The mission of University Housing is to create and sustain diverse learning-centered residential communities that further the goals of the University.
Campus Information Centers
A University of Michigan center where information is comprehensive, up-to-date and accessible in one centralized location via multiple media.
Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI)
OAMI is a student-focused office responsible for administering a variety of educational multicultural programs for the University. The Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI) is dedicated to supporting the University of Michigan in its ongoing commitment to create and foster an intellectually and culturally diverse campus community.
Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA)
The Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs and the William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center serve as resources of support for diverse student populations in our campus community. We strive to engage and empower students in all of their identities by implementing programs that foster intercultural leadership and strengthen community development. In our ongoing commitment to social justice, we seek to create a campus that is inclusive to all students.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is committed to providing multicultural and multidisciplinary expert and caring therapeutic support at no charge for currently enrolled University of Michigan—Ann Arbor campus students. Services include crisis intervention, and brief personal therapy for individuals, couples, and groups. Common reasons students go to CAPS are: anxiety, depression, relationship issues, academic concerns, and eating disorders.
University Health Service (UHS)
UHS is students' campus health resource. UHS is an outpatient clinic that offers extensive services including primary health care, gynecology, allergy treatment, nutrition clinic, specialty clinics, physical therapy, radiology, pharmacy, eye care, optical shop, laboratory, travel health services, advice by phone, health education, and more.
Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)
Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) provides services to students with visual impairments, learning disabilities, mobility impairments, or hearing impairments. SSD also works with students who have chronic health or mental health conditions. SSD offers services which are not provided by other University offices or outside organizations. SSD provides such services as accessible campus transportation, adaptive technology, sign language interpreting, guidance for course accommodations, and more, all free of charge.
Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC)
The Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC) offers a number of services to the University of Michigan community, including education, advocacy, and activism on issues of sexual assault, relationship violence (emotional, sexual, and physical), stalking, and sexual harassment in the University community. In addition, SAPAC offers rewarding volunteer opportunities in the Networking/Publicity/Activism, Peer Education, and Men's Activism Programs.
Student Legal Services
Student Legal Services, which is supported by student fees, provides legal advice and representation to currently enrolled University students in the following areas: landlord/tenant disputes, divorce and family law, criminal defense, consumer issues, and wills. Notary and true copy services are also available. Student Legal Services cannot assist in disputes with the University or other enrolled students. Please call to schedule an appointment to meet with an attorney because legal advice is not given over the phone.
Student Employment Office
The Student Employment Office is an excellent resource for students investigating temporary part-time employment opportunities. This office maintains an up-to-date listing of Work-Study and non-Work-Study positions, both on and off campus. Students can view the positions available on the Student Employment website.
Spectrum Center provides a comprehensive range of education, information and advocacy services working to create and maintain an open, safe and inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and similarly-identified students, faculty, and staff, their families and friends, and the campus community at large.
The U-M International Center provides a variety of services to assist international students, scholars, faculty and staff at the University of Michigan, as well as U-M American students seeking opportunities to study, work, or travel abroad. For information about a specific U-M International Center service area, please contact us at 734.764.9310 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dean of Students' Office
The Dean of Students Office serves as a central point of inquiry for students with concerns not addressed in other areas of the University. Possessing an effective understanding of University policies, procedures, and community life, staff work with individual students, student groups, staff, and faculty to resolve conflicts and eliminate barriers, which impede the realization of educational and personal goals.
Office of the Ombuds
The Ombuds office is a place where student questions, complaints and concerns about the functioning of the University can be discussed confidentially in a safe environment. The Office offers informal dispute resolution services, provides resources and referrals, and helps students consider options available to them. The Office operates independently as a supplement to existing administrative and formal dispute resolution processes and has no formal decision–making authority. The Office is not an advocate for either side in a dispute. Instead, the Ombuds Office is an impartial advocate for fair and consistent treatment.
Center for the Education of Women (CEW)
The Center for the Education of Women, a unit of the University of Michigan, offers services to students, faculty, staff and community members; advocates for women in higher education and in the workplace; and adds to our knowledge of women's lives through our ongoing research program. The Center's focus areas include women’s education, employment, careers, leadership growth and development, and well being.
Office of Student Activities and Leadership
The Office of Student Activities and Leadership is a resource specifically designed to help you make the most of your co-curricular experiences. Developing effective student organizations and leaders through training and education is SAL's primary mission.
The Ginsberg Center embodies one of the University of Michigan's greatest legacies: community service. Established in 1996, Ginsberg is one of the largest, most comprehensive service-learning centers in the nation. Project Community, America Reads, Americorps, Serve, Semester in Detroit, Arts of Citizenship
Program on Intergroup Relations (IGR)
The Program on Intergroup Relations (IGR) is a social justice education program on the University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus. As a joint venture of the College of Literature, Science, and Arts and the Division of Student Affairs, IGR works proactively to promote understanding of intergroup relations inside and outside of the classroom.