Undergraduates are eligible for three types of financial aid:
The Office of Financial Aid (OFA) administers most financial aid programs for which undergraduates are eligible. The majority of programs are based on demonstrated financial need. Contact this office for information about the financial aid application process and program information. Students going abroad are encouraged to discuss their plans with an OFA advisor who specializes in study abroad.
New students should apply for financial aid by March 1 (for the Fall term) in order to receive equal consideration. Students who plan to enter in another term should apply at least eight weeks before the start of that term. Continuing students (including cross-campus transfers) must apply by the deadlines announced by the Office of Financial Aid. It is necessary to reapply for aid each year.
Other scholarships, grants, and short-term loans are available through the Office of Financial Aid. All students may apply for emergency and/or short-term loans from this office for educational or education-related expenses. In addition, OFA assists students with budgeting, and helps students locate other financial resources. Students are encouraged to use the Office of Financial Aid counseling services even if they are not receiving direct financial assistance.
Thanks to alumni and donor support, the School of Kinesiology also has a small number of scholarships (listed below) that are available to incoming freshmen based upon merit and/or financial need. Kinesiology students are automatically considered for these scholarships when they complete an admission application and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and/or College Scholarship Service (CSS) PROFILE. Monetary values range from $1,000 to $40,000 per year. Most of these are renewable for four years.
The following Kinesiology awards, available to continuing Kinesiology students (listed below chronologically by year of establishment), are named in honor of notable former Kinesiology faculty and graduates.
Interested Kinesiology students must apply for these awards. There are two application forms:
Recipients are chosen by an awards committee and recognized at the Honors Reception and Spring Commencement.
Students going abroad are eligible to apply for supplemental travel awards through the Center for Global Opportunities. Applications are available on the Study Abroad: GoGlobal! section of the website.
In addition to work-study programs available through the Office of Financial Aid, many students find temporary or part-time employment on or near the campus. The Student Employment Office provides job listings and referral information for students seeking employment. Other sources of jobs are University Recruiting & Employment Services (for both temporary and permanent jobs) and Medical Center Human Resources Department (for University Hospital employment). The Michigan Daily and MLive also list employment opportunities.