Financial Aid Consumer Information
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Information for All Students

We make the information below available to all students as required by the Higher Education Act of 1965.

Consumer Information

We make the following information available to all students as required by the Higher Education Act of 1965.

If you need help getting this consumer information or have questions, let us know.

U-M Medical School Financial Aid Office
5100 Taubman Health Sciences Library
1135 Catherine Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5726
Phone: 734-763-4147

You can get accreditation information about the University of Michigan Medical School in the Financial Aid Office. More information is available from the Office of the Dean.

Read the annual report on the U-M of Public Safety & Security website.

This is available from the Provost's Office.

Find a guideline budget showing estimated tuition and fees, as well as costs for housing, books, and personal expenses.

Find up-to-date tuition rates and fees from the Office of the Registrar.

The University of Michigan Medical School is dedicated to assisting students with physical, psychological, and academic accommodation needs under the ADA guidelines.

Students who require accommodations should schedule a confidential meeting with the Learning & Disability Specialist in the Office of Medical Student Education at their earliest convenience. 

Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis, and require an interview with the student, a review of clinical documentation, and a determination of the reasonableness of the accommodation request.

Direct any questions about disability accommodations to the Learning & Disability Specialist at 734-936-1512.

Many U-M offices, in the process of doing their assigned jobs, collect and maintain information about students.

Although these records belong to the university, university policy and federal law afford students a number of rights concerning these records. The Federal Family Educational rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) establishes the rules and regulations regarding access to and disclosure of student records.

For more information on the Medical School’s FERPA policy, contact the Office of Medical Student Education at 734-763-4147.

To receive funds administered by the Financial Aid Office at the University of Michigan Medical School (UMMS), a student must be making measurable academic progress toward their degree program. Federal regulations require evaluation of both quantitative and qualitative academic progress.

The measurement of academic progress for financial aid purposes is made at the end of each term (Fall, Winter, and Spring/Summer) and the status is effective with the next term of enrollment. A student enrolling at UMMS for the first time is considered initially to be meeting FA-SAP. The measurement of academic progress will be made at the conclusion of the first enrollment term and will include all acceptable transfer credit that the UMMS academic record contains.

To maintain FA-SAP, a student must:

  1. Pass their courses – All courses must be completed with a grade of S, P or higher. A grade of “W” will not be counted toward this requirement and incomplete courses will not be referred to until a final grade is received.
  2. Complete at least 85% of all attempted credit hours – The calculation is made as follows: earned credit hours divided by attempted credit hours. A grade of “W” is counted as attempted credits. Incomplete courses will not be referred to until a final grade is received, unless a student does not earn any credit (as a result of all incompletes, or combination of incompletes, Ws, etc.).
  3. Complete their degree program in a maximum timeframe of no more than 120% of the program's length – A student will remain eligible for financial aid until their cumulative attempted credits are equal to 120% of the published length of their program. A student may appeal to extend this period, only with a documented academic plan. LOAs do not count toward this timeframe.

Note for dual enrolled students: While enrolled in another degree program at U-M, your financial aid will be administered through central campus, and you will be subject to their specific policies, including SAP. Your financial aid SAP status does not transfer between programs.

FA-SAP Monitoring

At the end of every term, the UMMS Financial Aid office reviews each student's progress. Students who have not met all three requirements (for all terms enrolled, not just those terms that the student received aid) will be notified in writing that they are on Financial Aid Warning.

Financial Aid Warning

A student who fails to meet FA-SAP (excluding maximum timeframe) at the end of a term will be automatically placed on Financial Aid Warning, effective during their next term of enrollment. If they are on LOA, the Warning status will not begin until they return to enrollment.

Students are still eligible to receive financial aid while on Financial Aid Warning. If the student meets all FA-SAP requirements at the end of the Warning term, they will automatically go back into good standing.

If a student does not meet FA- SAP requirements again at the end of their Warning term, they will be suspended from receiving further financial aid without submitting an appeal which must be approved.

FA-SAP Appeals

A student may appeal the suspension from financial aid eligibility if an extraordinary circumstance prevented them from achieving FA-SAP by submitting a Financial Aid SAP Appeal. The appeal must include how the extraordinary circumstance has been resolved, and how they plan to achieve SAP in the future. Requirements and recommendations from Competency Committee will be included as a part of the student’s FA-SAP recovery plan.

The FA-SAP appeal should be submitted to the Financial Aid Office no later than two weeks prior to the term or period start date for which the student seeks financial aid. Late appeals may be accepted on a case-by-case basis, but will likely result in delayed financial aid disbursements. 

Approved appeals will result in a Financial Aid Probation status for the student.

Financial Aid Probation

Financial aid probation is the status assigned to a student who was suspended from receiving financial aid, and who has appealed and had the appeal granted. The status will be noted on the student record in Mpathways and the terms of the probation will be outlined in the appeal approval/Financial Aid Probation letter. A student who does not meet FA-SAP, or the terms specifically outlined in their probation letter, at the end of their probation period will be suspended from further financial aid.

To regain financial aid eligibility after not meeting the terms of their probation, a student must either reappeal to the Financial Aid Appeals Committee after they meet FA-SAP standards again (by completing enough coursework to meet the qualitative and quantitative standards while self-paying or using some other external resource), or through an approved Director’s appeal. Probationary periods will only be offered to a student twice. A student who does not meet FA-SAP after a second probation period will permanently lose financial aid eligibility at UMMS.

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U-M has a tuition refund policy that describes the amount of tuition and fees that are refunded to a student who withdraws from all classes during a term.

This policy is published online by the Office of the Registrar and by the Medical School Financial Aid Office. Review the refund policy online, or contact the Medical School Financial Aid Office for a copy.

The federal government mandates that students who withdraw from all classes may keep only the financial aid (federal “Title IV” grant and loan assistance) they have “earned” up to the time of withdrawal.

Funds that were disbursed in excess of the earned amount must be returned by the university and/or the students to the federal government. Review the tuition repayment policy online, or contact the Medical School Financial Aid Office for a copy.

Review the University policy.