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Returning 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 FAFSA as early as possible each year. Go online to www.fafsa.gov or request a paper form available from the Financial Aid Office.

The UDM federal school code is 002323.

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

Federal Stafford Loans (need based and non-need based) (minimum 5 credits required per term)

Loans of up to $20,500 or the cost of education minus other aid (whichever is less) each academic year. No payment is due until 6 months after the student graduates, leaves school or drops to less than half time. File a FAFSA to apply.

Work Study jobs (minimum of 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 in an area related to their major with permission of the University. Students may work up to 20 hours/week while enrolled at least half time (25 hours for FIA Work First students) and up to full time during breaks and summers when not enrolled. File FAFSA.

UDM School Educators Remission (No minimum credit hour requirement)

Institutional aid in the amount of 60% of tuition costs for a full-time teacher, substitute, administrator, counselor, paraprofessional or teacher's aid to further their education at the undergraduate, post-degree or masters level. Application Deadlines: Term I, October 1; Term II, February 1; Term III, Summer I, or II June 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 employees, spouses and dependents of various companies that do business with UDM. Check with your HR Department or go to vendor discounts on this site for a list of current companies, and 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 Patricia Hall-Thomas in the College of Liberal Arts and Education office located on the McNichols Campus, 131 Briggs Building. Call 313-993-3251 for more information.