All financial aid for transfer students is based on demonstrated financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid and is available through the Office of Financial Aid and the LSA Scholarship Office. The Office of Financial Aid maintains a page dedicated to financial aid for transfer students.
For eligible Michigan residents, the university has a long-standing commitment to meet the demonstrated financial need as determined by the difference between the cost of attendance and your expected family contribution. You may also be eligible for the U-M Go Blue Guarantee program, which offers free tuition to students with family incomes under $65,000 with certain asset limits.
The Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver program, authorized by the State of Michigan, waives the tuition costs for eligible Native Americans in the state's public community colleges and universities, including U-M. For more information, go to the Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver website.
U-M’s goal is to help undocumented and DACAmented students find the financial support they need to be successful at the University of Michigan. There is limited need-based financial aid for undergraduate undocumented students who qualify for in-state tuition at U-M. For more information, go the Michigan Undocumented Students website.
Military veterans and active duty service members qualify for in-state residency for tuition purposes as long as they did not receive a dishonorable discharge. Veterans may receive financial aid in addition to any GI Benefits they receive to pay for the cost of tuition, room, food, books, and fees. For more information go to Veterans and Military Services.
Non-resident students who are U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents are also considered for need-based financial aid. Go to the Office of Financial Aid non-resident student page for more information.
LSA provides support to eligible undergraduate transfer students admitted in either the Fall or Winter Semester.
These scholarships are for in-state and out-of-state community college transfers. For students first transferring into the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, our Two-Year Renewable Scholarship can help provide a smooth transition. Transfer students receive awards of up to $5,000 for in-state students and up to $10,000 for out-of-state students per year, and they are renewable for two years of undergraduate study.
We also provide a variety of non-renewable scholarships for qualified students transferring into the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. Awards can range anywhere from $500 to $15,000 per year, and though they do not automatically renew, students can apply for (and potentially receive) these scholarships every year.
Please note: Your financial aid award will most likely change. Sometimes students assume that they will receive the same dollar amount of financial aid at U-M as they did at their previous college, but this is most often not the case. Financial aid awards at U-M are based on the cost of attendance and your financial need.
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