Graduate Students

Graduate students must be enrolled at least half-time in graduate level courses, applicable to their degree, to be eligible for federal aid.

Graduate Students Resources

A Graduate student attending the University of Detroit Mercy may apply for financial aid to help meet their educational costs. Aid may be available from one or more of the sources listed below.

Students desiring financial aid consideration should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible each year beginning January 1st. You may complete the FAFSA online at

The UDM federal school code is 002323.

For further information, contact the Scholarship and Financial Aid Office.

Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loans (minimum 4.5 credits required per term)

Unsubsidized loans of up to $20,500 or the cost of attendance minus other aid (whichever is less) each academic year. No loan payments are due until 6 months after the student graduates, leaves school or drops to less than half time. FAFSA required to be eligible.

Federal Graduate PLUS Loans (minimum 4.5 credits required per term)

Graduate PLUS Loans are credit based educational loans up to the cost of attendance minus all other aid. No payment is due until 6 months after the student graduates, leaves school or drops to less than half-time. FAFSA required to be eligible.

Work Study Jobs (need based, minimum of 4.5 credits required per term)

A number of part time jobs are available to students who wish to earn funds to help meet their college expenses. Students may work on campus, or off campus at a UDM approved site. Students may work up to 20 hours/week while enrolled at least half time. Work study is need based and due to limited funding is awarded based on FAFSA date. FAFSA required to be eligible.

UDM School Educator's Tuition Remission

Institutional aid in the amount of 60% of tuition costs for a full-time teacher, substitute, administrator, counselor, paraprofessional, teacher's aide or ed tech in a public or private educational center enrolled in a program certifiable or endorsable for teaching by the State of Michigan. A new application must be submitted each term by the following deadlines: Fall, October 1; Winter, February 1; Summer 1 or 3, June 1; Summer 2, July 1. Download an Application.

UDM Graduate Assistantships

Several departments on campus have openings for graduate teaching or research assistants who receive up to full tuition remission. Contact the department directly.

Private Alternative loans (cost of education less all other aid)

Educational loans through private banking agencies; based upon creditworthiness of borrower or co-signer. Each program has its own set of guidelines for eligibility. The Private Loan section of this web page offers additional information.

Vendor Discounts

A 25% tuition discount is available to the full-time employees, spouses and dependents of various companies that do business with UDM. This discount may not be combined with any other UDM scholarship, grant, tuition remission or tuition discount. Professional students in the Law and Dental programs are not eligible. A current list of approved vendors is available in the vendor discounts section on this site. Forms must be submitted each term no earlier than one month before the start of the term and by the deadline listed on the form. Download the form.

Religious Discounts

Persons serving in ministerial capacities, whether ordained or laity, may be eligible for the 50% UDM Religious Discount. Students wishing consideration for this discount must contact the College of Liberal Arts and Education (CLAE) department. Forms may be picked up in the CLAE office located on the McNichols Campus, 131 Briggs Building. Call 313-993-3251 for more information.