Scholarship and Financial Aid

Follow these steps in order to receive your scholarship and financial aid award.

  1. File a 2009-2010 Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov, be sure to list University of Detroit Mercy (Federal School Code #002323) as the first college.
  2. File income documentation with the Scholarship and Financial Aid Office (when requested).
  3. Notification of Award is sent via e-mail to UDM email address.  Upon receipt, access award on TitanConnect, accept or decline aid as needed. 
  4. Promissory notes may be required for the following loans: Direct Stafford, Direct Plus, Federal Perkins Loan, Nursing Student Loan, Health Professions Loan or Faculty Nurse Loan. 
  5. If you are applying for your first Federal Stafford loan, you will be contacted by your lender when it has been processed.  You will be instructed when to e-sign the master promissory note. If you have not already done so, a loan entrance interview must be completed before funds can be applied to your account. Additional information is available in the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office.
    Entrance interview can be completed at: mapping-your-future.org
  6. Book Vouchers are NOT available. Please plan ahead to purchase your books at the beginning of each term.
  7. Satisfactory Academic Progress for receipt of any type of financial aid means you must pass a published minimum of courses attempted, and must earn a Quality Point Average (QPA) of at least 2.0 (undergraduate) or 3.0 cumulative (graduate) during either Term I or Term II of each academic year. In addition, undergraduates must achieve a cumulative QPA of 2.0 or make satisfactory progress toward a degree as specified by the college in which you are enrolled by the end of your second year. All students must complete their degree program in no more than 150% of the time generally accepted for that program (e.g. 150% of a four-year bachelor's program means completion within six years). In addition, students must complete a certain portion of their program each year or semester they are enrolled. Please see the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy in the UDM Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs.
  8. Refunds of financial aid in excess of charges will be made within 10 days of the first date of classes, providing that the student is registered for the number of credit hours for which she/he applied for aid, registered for the residence halls and meal plan if the student applied for aid as a resident student, and has not changed his/her college. Changes to a student's registration status will require a re-examination of the financial aid award and possibly a revision of the award.

Financial Aid refund checks will be mailed to the student address listed in TitanConnect. If you have changed your address, please update TitanConnect.

All students who receive federal financial aid are subject to a federally-mandated financial aid refund policy should they completely withdraw from classes. This policy was designed to give students a "fair and equitable" refund. Details of the policy, as well as the institutional refund policy for partial withdrawals, are available from:

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