Process & Timing

The School of Nursing recognizes many students have concerns about funding their nursing education. In order to maximize the financial support that may be available to you, we encourage students to explore all University-level, private, and School of Nursing financial aid options.
Steps for Receiving Financial Aid


U-M Financial Aid

The U-M Office of Financial Aid (OFA) is the central source for information on major sources of university-level financial aid including scholarships, loans, grants, and work-study employment programs. Therefore, OFA should be every student's first point of contact when starting to think about financing their Michigan education.
When a student applies for aid, the U-M Office of Financial Aid (OFA) uses information provided by the FAFSA and/or CSS Profile to calculate expected family contribution and thus your eligibility for University-level need-based aid programs.  Please refer to the OFA website for aid application instructions and guidelines. 


Private Sources

Privately-funded scholarships are sometimes available to students through corporate, professional, trade, government, civic, religious, social, and fraternal organizations. To help connect students with these potential aid opportunities, OFA provides resources for Finding and Applying for Private Scholarships.


School of Nursing Financial Aid

The School demonstrates its commitment in assisting students with their education expenses through its offering of privately donated funds, and its participation in a number of state and federal scholarship and loan programs.
While the School of Nursing is committed to providing financial support for students, it should be recognized that the School is limited by the availability of funding resources. Thus, eligibility requirements and application process/timeline will vary, and often depend upon academic program, scholarly achievement, and demonstrated need.

Financial Aid Calendar







U-M Office of Financial Aid

October 1
CSS/PROFILE is available and should be submitted as soon as possible (entering or transferring students only)
January 1
FAFSA available. Complete/update "My Scholarship Profile" in Wolverine Access.
April 30
Final deadline by which OFA must receive FAFSA and CSS/PROFILE to be considered for all university-level aid.
March to
OFA determines financial aid package and e-mails award notification (early March for admitted students; early May for returning students). Notification is on rolling basis as students submit applications.


School of Nursing

January 1 to
April 30
School of Nursing notifies recipients of supplemental need and/or merit scholarships.
May 1 to
June 30
As needed, the School of Nursing re-awards any declined scholarships.