On Jan. 30, 2024, the Depart­ment of Edu­ca­tion shared that they will delay shar­ing Free Appli­ca­tion for Fed­er­al Stu­dent Aid (FAF­SA) data until March 2024, which means that there will be a delay in our abil­i­ty to deter­mine fed­er­al loan eli­gi­bil­i­ty for new­ly-admit­ted and con­tin­u­ing stu­dents. If you have not already done so, you may still sub­mit a FAF­SA at stu​den​taid​.gov. We will begin pro­cess­ing fed­er­al finan­cial aid eli­gi­bil­i­ty in April. Should you need guid­ance about your antic­i­pat­ed fed­er­al loan eli­gi­bil­i­ty before April 30, please email lawfinaid@​umich.​edu.

You must reap­ply for loans each year. The rec­om­mend­ed dead­line for sub­mit­ting your FAF­SA is June 1.

The rec­om­mend­ed sub­mis­sion date for your Grad PLUS or pri­vate loan appli­ca­tion is after you have received your award notice, but before July 15. You will receive your award notice after the Regents approve the tuition rate in June. Late appli­cants run the risk of incur­ring late pay­ment fees for past due tuition, and for those of you who bor­row finan­cial aid to cov­er liv­ing expens­es, those funds might not be received by the first day of classes.

Com­plete and sub­mit a 2024 – 2025 Free Appli­ca­tion for Fed­er­al Stu­dent Aid (FAF­SA).

To apply for Direct Unsub­si­dized loans, com­plete the FAF­SA at stu​den​taid​.gov. Your and your spouse’s infor­ma­tion must be record­ed on the FAF­SA. Request that a copy of the FAF­SA report be released to the Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan Law School, code #E00506. (Note that the rest of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan uses a dif­fer­ent num­ber.) Be sure to retain a copy of the com­plet­ed form for your records.

Apply for a Grad PLUS/​Private Loan.

If you need to bor­row a Grad PLUS or pri­vate loan, a sep­a­rate appli­ca­tion is required. To apply for a Grad PLUS loan, please com­plete Michi­gan Law’s Grad PLUS loan appli­ca­tion, and not the one on the Stu​den​tAid​.gov web­site. Since cred­it approvals expire, con­tin­u­ing stu­dents should apply for Grad PLUS loans no ear­li­er than June 1, and we will begin pro­cess­ing appli­ca­tions in July.

Apply for FAF­SA 

Grad PLUS and Pri­vate Loan Information

Grad PLUS Loan Appli­ca­tion