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About our Scholarships

Incoming Students: UM awards merit-based scholarships to incoming undergraduate students based on their academic achievements. Students are automatically considered for an academic scholarship when they apply for admission to UM.

Helpful Tips

  • Everyone who applies to UM is considered for an academic scholarship - there's no separate application!
  • Apply for admission EARLY- View application deadline information for first-year, transfers and international students.
  • To be considered for need-based grants and other types of aid, complete both the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and the CSS Profile.
  • Always check with the Office of Financial Assistance and Student Employment when adding any awards from outside agencies.
  • Please review the Common Questions section for the policy concerning the impacts of outside aid on your University academic scholarship.

FAFSA and CSS Profile

We encourage all of our eligible prospective students to consider applying for financial assistance. To be considered for need-based financial aid, you must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), available online at In addition, we require all incoming first-year and transfer applicants to complete the CSS Profile, available online at profileonline.collegeboard.orgInternational students can and are required to submit the Profile to be considered for need-based institutional aid. 

Please visit our Student Financial Assistance and Employment Office for more information.