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    University of Michigan - Flint
   
 
  Sep 24, 2017
 
 
    
2013-2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Information


 Click on any of the following links for information:

How to Use the Catalog

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Where to Find Information

This Catalog is divided into twelve sections:

General Information

Material on how to use the Catalog; the academic calendar; an introduction to the University including objectives, programs, and a history; admission and orientation procedures, tuition and fees, residence regulations, financial aid, and extended hours.

Academic Policies of the University

Academic Regulations; Student Rights and Responsibilities.

Resources for the University Community

Information about the Library, Advising, Adult Resource, Women’s and Writing Centers, Information Technology Services, and Experiential Education; descriptions of social, recreational, and support services offered through Counseling, Accessibility, and Psychological Services (CAPS) and Office of Student Life.

Programs of Study

A guide to programs and degrees listing all concentration majors and minors, and information on undergraduate study, and Extension and Continuing Education.

General Education Program

General education program requirements and a planning worksheet.

College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
Undergraduate Programs and Courses

Professional Education Unit
Undergraduate Programs and Courses 

School of Education and Human Services (SEHS)
Undergraduate Programs and Courses

School of Health Professions and Studies (SHPS)
Undergraduate Programs and Courses

School of Management (SOM)
Undergraduate Programs and Courses

Graduate Programs and Courses

Specific information on regulations, procedures, programs, degrees and courses.

Campus-Wide Programs

University Honors Scholar and International and Global Studies programs and courses.

Directory

Personnel listings; index; maps of the campus; offices to contact for further information.

How to Read a Course Description

Course Offerings

The Catalog includes information for each academic department or program, followed by a list of course offerings. Courses that are not offered on a regular basis will have the following statement “offered infrequently” listed with the description. A schedule of courses to be offered in each semester or term is posted online prior to the registration period for that semester or term. Courses are offered during an academic year composed of 14-week fall and winter semesters and 7-week spring and summer terms. Some courses meet for more than seven weeks during the spring and summer.

Course Numbers and Titles

Course numbers and titles are printed in the Catalog in boldface type. A number in parentheses following the course number indicates that the course had previously been listed by this number. Courses numbered 100 to 299 are introductory and intermediate courses; those numbered 300 to 499 are usually advanced undergraduate courses. Courses numbered 500 and above are for graduate students and may not be elected by undergraduates except with approval from the school or college.

Prerequisites and Requirements

Some courses carry specific prerequisites printed immediately following the course number and title.

Credits

Credit is indicated by an italic number in parentheses following the course title and prerequisites (if any). Credits are earned by semester hours. One credit is usually earned for each hour of lecture per week in courses offered during a fall or winter semester, or for each two hours of lecture per week during a spring or summer term. Courses with labs involve additional hours of meeting time each week.

Symbols Used in Course Descriptions

Many courses apply toward General Education Requirements. (See the section “General Education Program ” for further explanation.)  The letters F, H, N/NL, S, T, FQ, GS, HW or CAP in italics immediately following the number of credits, indicates the General Education Requirement to which a course applies, and US indicates that the course has US Diversity designation for the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Bachelor of Arts  distribution requirements.

F fine arts  
H humanities  
N natural science  
NL natural science laboratory  
S social science  
T technology  
FQ finance and quantitative literacy  
GS global studies  
HW health and well being  
CAP capstone  
US US diversity  

 Special Information

Information in italics following the course description gives any special information. For example, if a course is listed in more than one department, this crosslisting is given. If the course can be elected more than once or must be taken concurrently with another course, this is designated here.

Grades

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Most courses are graded on an ABCDE system. Unless another grading system appears, this is the grading system used. When an alternate grading system is used, the information appears in italics at the end of the course description. Pass/Fail indicates that a course is offered only on a pass/fail basis. In ABCN, ABCC-N, ABCDN, and ABCDD-N courses, the grade printed last is the lowest grade for which credit is granted.  A grade once reported (with the exception of I or Y) may be changed only to correct a demonstrable error.  It is the policy of the University of Michigan-Flint that grades may be changed up to one calendar year after the end of the semester in which the grade was originally submitted.

Sample Course Description

The example which follows may help in interpreting the information included in course descriptions.

CPL 301- Introduction to Francophone African Literature. ENG 112 or EHS 120. (3)H.

Introduction to Francophone African Literature. The Negritude (Movement) School and its impact on African Literature. Readings from the works of Leon-Gontran Damas, Birago Diop, Aime Cesaire, Leopold Sedar Senghor, and others. Also listed as AFA 300. Graded ABCDN.

The number and name of the course are in bold type. The prerequisites follow. The student must have already taken ENG 112 or EHS 120. The (3) indicates that this is a three-credit class. The H means that it counts for Humanities credit in the General Education Requirements.

The course description is given, followed by special information, printed in italics. The grading system is given; the lowest grade for which credit is granted for this course is a D. (If no grading system is listed, the course is graded on an ABCDE system.)

Course Abbreviations

 

ACC Accounting
ADM Arts Administration
AFA Africana Studies
AGE Aging
AMC American Culture
ANE Anesthesia
ANT Anthropology
ARB Arabic
ARH Art History
ART Art
AST Astronomy
BAS Applied Sciences
BIO Biology
BUS Business
CAS College of Arts and Sciences
CDR Crisis Intervention and Disaster Response
CHM Chemistry
CHN Mandarin Chinese
CIS Computer Information Systems
COM Communication
CPL Comparative Literature
CRJ Criminal Justice
CSC Computer Science
DAN Dance
ECE Early Childhood Education
ECN Economics
EDE Elementary Education
EDL Education Leadership
EDM Mathematics Education
EDN Education - Special Education
EDR Reading & Language Arts
EDS Secondary Education
EDT Technology Education
EGR Engineering
EHS School of Education and Human Services Courses
ENG English
ENV Environmental Studies
FFS French and Francophone Studies
FOR Foreign Languages
FRN French
GEO Physical Geography
GER German
HCR Health Care
HED Health Education
HIS History  
HLS Hispanic Language and Literature Studies  
HON Honors
INT International and Global Studies
ITL Italian
JPN Japanese
JRN Journalism
LAT Latin
LIN Linguistics
MES “Middle Eastern” Studies
MGT Management
MTH Mathematics
MTP Medical Technology
MUS Music
NUR Nursing
NSC Nursing Support Course
PHL Philosophy
PHS Public Health Science
PHY Physics
POL Political Science
PSY Psychology
PTP Physical Therapy
PUB Public Administration
RPL Resource Planning
RTT Radiation Therapy
RUS Russian
SAT Substance Abuse Treatment
SCI Science
SOC Sociology
SPN Spanish
SST Social Studies
SWR Social Work
THE Theatre
UNV First Year Experience
WGS Women’s and Gender Studies

 

 

 
  

ACADEMIC CALENDAR*

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FALL TERM 2013

April

8

Monday

Registration for continuing students opens

 

16

Tuesday

Registration for new students opens

September

2

Monday

Holiday - Labor Day

 

4

Wednesday

Classes begin

November 27 - 29 Wednesday - Sunday Thanksgiving recess
December  2 Monday Classes resume

 

12

Thursday

Classes end

 

13

Friday

Study day

 

14, 16 - 20

Saturday, Monday - Friday

Final Examinations

  15 Sunday Commencement
 

WINTER TERM 2014

November

12

Wednesday

Registration for continuing students opens

 

20

Thursday

Registration for new students opens

January

6

Monday

Classes begin

 

20

Monday

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    (classes cancelled, university open)  

March

3-9

Monday - Sunday

Spring recess

 

10

Monday

Classes resume

April

21

Monday

Classes end

 

22

Tuesday

Study day

 

23 - 26, 28 - 29

Wed - Sat, Mon - Tues

Final Examinations

May

4

Sunday

Commencement

 

SPRING TERM 2014

 March

24

Tuesday

Registration for continuing students opens

 April

1

Wednesday

Registration for new students opens

May

5

Monday

Classes begin

 

26

Monday

Holiday - Memorial Day

June 

20

Friday

Classes end

 

23

Monday

Study day

 

24 - 26

Tuesday - Thursday

Final Examinations

 

SUMMER TERM 2014

 March

 24

Tuesday

Registration for continuing students opens

 April

1

Wednesday

Registration for new students opens

June

30

Monday

Classes begin

July

4

Friday

Holiday - Independence Day

August

15

Friday

Classes end

 

18

Monday

Study day

 

19 - 21

Tuesday - Thursday

Final Examinations

 

* Dates are subject to change at any time by the Board of Regents.

Introduction to the University

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Educational Objectives

“Engaging Minds, Preparing Leaders” is the vision statement of the University of Michigan-Flint. The University subscribes to the following mission: The Flint campus of the University of Michigan is a community of diverse learners and scholars, where students from this region and beyond prepare for leadership, achievement, and service through interactive instruction in the arts, sciences, humanities, and professions. Our mission rests on three pillars: excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarship; student-centeredness; and engaged citizenship. Our students become leaders in their fields, in their professions, and in their communities.

The University of Michigan-Flint, organized originally as the Flint College of the University of Michigan, is one of three campuses of the University of Michigan. From its founding in 1956, the University of Michigan-Flint has represented the combined efforts of the University, the State of Michigan, and the Flint community to develop and maintain a distinguished educational program for young people and adults of outstanding ambition, ability, and potential for leadership.

Students at the Flint campus benefit from association with the entire University of Michigan system while also enjoying the many advantages of a smaller institution. At the University of Michigan-Flint, the student is the center of attention. Individual growth and intellectual development are encouraged through close and often informal association between faculty and students.

All students at the University of Michigan-Flint, including those entering specific career and professional programs, are offered a well-rounded education in the traditional disciplines of the liberal arts and sciences. The urban setting of the campus and the need for competently trained professionals in education, government, business, and the health and human services fields have led to the creation of a variety of programs. These programs have been designed to provide professional training in relationship to study in the liberal arts and sciences, so that students can develop the knowledge, intellectual skills, values and attitudes which will help them make thoughtful and informed judgments about their experiences.

Programs

The College of Arts and Sciences offers over 70 majors in the liberal arts and sciences, together with programs preparing for Michigan certification in elementary or secondary teaching. These programs lead to the degrees Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Bachelor of Applied Science, Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science in Economics, Bachelor of Science in Energy and Sustainable Systems, Master of Science in Biology, Master of Science in Computer Science and Information Systems, Master of Arts in English, Master of Arts in Social Sciences, Master of Arts in Art Administration, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, and Master of Arts in Mathematics from the University of Michigan-Flint.

The School of Education and Human Services offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Science in Education, the Bachelor of Social Work, the Master of Arts in Education, Master of Arts in Educational Technology, the Education Specialist, and the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership.

The School of Health Professions and Studies offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Administration, Health Education, Health Science, Clinical Laboratory/Medical Technology, Radiation Therapy, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the Master of Public Health, the Master of Science in Anesthesia, the Master of Science in Health Education, the Master of Science in Nursing, the Doctor of Anesthesia Practice, the Doctor of Nursing Practice, the Doctor of Physical Therapy, and the Joint Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and Doctor of Philosophy (PHD).  

The School of Management offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Business Administration degree in General Business, Accounting, Finance, Operations Management, Organizational Behavior/Human Resources Management, or Marketing; the Master of Science in Accounting; and the Master of Business Administration degree.

In addition to these programs, the University of Michigan- Flint offers the Master of Liberal Studies in American Culture, the Master of Public Administration, the Master of Arts in Arts Administration through the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies of the University of Michigan, as well as graduate courses in other selected areas.

The University of Michigan-Flint makes its academic programs available throughout the year by operating on a calendar that includes fall and winter semesters and shorter spring and summer terms. Courses are offered throughout the year in the late afternoon and evening as well as during daytime hours. Additional course offerings are available on Saturdays during the fall, winter, and spring terms.

Accreditation and Assessment

The University of Michigan-Flint is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604. Accreditation has also been awarded to various University of Michigan-Flint programs by the American Chemical Society, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – International, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, the Council on Accreditation for Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, the Council on Social Work Education, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, and the National Association of Schools of Music.

Grounded in the principles of student-centered learning, our Assessment Program provides evidence of the knowledge, skills, and perspectives that students achieve as a result of their education at the Univeristy of Michigan-Flint. In gathering and analyzing the evidence of our effectiveness, we are able to improve the institution through reflective, sound decision-making, enabling the University of Michigan-Flint to further its mission to prepare students as leaders in their fields, in their professions, and in their communities. The primary purpose of assessment is to help understand and improve the University of Michigan-Flint as a whole. Secondarily, assessment is used to support accreditation, research, grant funding, and other external purposes.

Assessment of student learning and achievement is a campuswide endeavor that presents a variety of opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and alumni to provide valuable feedback to all units. The University encourages everyone to accept the responsibility and opportunity to participate in this important process. Additional information on assessment is available at http://assessment.umflint.edu.

UM-Flint History

The University of Michigan-Flint is one of three campuses of the internationally-renowned University of Michigan System. For nearly 60 years, UM-Flint has been committed to the highest standards of teaching, scholarship, and creative endeavors.

UM-Flint students choose from over 100 undergraduate degrees, nearly 50 master’s programs, two doctoral programs, and five post-doctoral certificates. Nearly 550 faculty members are devoted to the university’s standard of excellence in teaching, and the knowledge, skills, and talents of over 430 full-time staff members contribute to the success of UM-Flint. Students at UM-Flint are community-oriented, engaging in civic projects and undergraduate research in an effort to achieve a deeper understanding and appreciation of their campus and community.
 
The history of UM-Flint is a story of cooperation between the Flint community and the University of Michigan. It was in 1956 that the community celebrated the opening of a two-year senior college. As time passed, there was a call for major changes in the college. The Flint Board of Education proposed that the University of Michigan expand the senior college to a four-year institution. The U-M Board of Regents adopted the proposal in 1964. The first freshman class was admitted the next year making the Flint College the first four-year University of Michigan program offered outside of Ann Arbor.

In 1971, the Regents officially changed the name of the institution from Flint College to the University of Michigan-Flint. 

Responding to the needs of the community in the 1970’s, an Academic Planning Board identified major areas of program development for the university, including professional and career-oriented programs. Those programs eventually led to the establishment of graduate degrees, new academic units, service units, WFUM-TV, and the expansion of the campus into downtown Flint.

Through the combined efforts of Flint citizens and city government, the university acquired 42 acres along the Flint River in 1971. The campus occupied its first building in 1977. The general classroom-office building (named the David M. French Hall in 2000) housed a theatre and library. The University Center opened in 1979 and the Recreation Building opened in 1982.

In 1988, the William R. Murchie Science Building was dedicated. Three years later, UM-Flint took possession of the University Pavilion (formerly Waterstreet Pavilion) from the city. As a result of generous donations, the Frances Willson Thompson Library opened in 1994.

The university acquired an additional 25 acres immediately north of the Flint River in 1997, where the William S. White Building was completed in 2002. A grant from the Charles S. Mott Foundation provided the university with funds to assist with the construction and programming of new facilities on the north site. The White Building houses the School of Health Professions and Studies, the Early Childhood Development Center, the Urban Health and Wellness Center, and the Department of Communication and Visual Arts.

Enrollment growth over the last several years has been brisk, with the university attracting a diverse group of students from around the state as well as internationally. That growth created a need for additional space to accommodate new programs and new students. In 2008, the university opened its first student housing facility. The modern, 310-bed residence hall was the first step of moving from a commuter to a residential campus to better serve the area’s needs. Recently, the School of Management (SOM) expanded to the Riverfront Center located across Saginaw St. on the west-end of the campus. The school occupies 27,000 square feet of newly renovated space, or three times the amount it formerly had.

Through the continued growth of new programs, technologies, resources, and facilities, UM-Flint assists students in becoming leaders in their careers and their communities, and in an ever-changing world. 

 

 Undergraduate Admissions

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245 University Pavilion
(810) 762-3300
FAX (810)762-3272
admissions@umflint.edu
Website:
http://www.umflint.edu/admissions

Director: Jon Davidson

Admissions Counseling
The University of Michigan-Flint provides information and admissions counseling for prospective students. Individuals interested in meeting with an Admissions Officer should contact the office in order to arrange a meeting.

Freshmen

Students entering college for the first time following high school graduation should list themselves as freshmen even if they have earned college credit through Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate course completion or dual enrollment at a college or university.

Students who enter the University of Michigan-Flint should have the capacity, maturity, and preparation to pursue a four-year degree. To apply, students must submit the following to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions:

  • Completed Freshman application form
  • Official high school transcript or an official copy of a GED score
  • ACT or SAT scores (Applicants should request that scores be sent to the University of Michigan-Flint, ACT code 2063 or SAT code 1853.)
  • Proof of English language proficiency for students that have earned their high school diploma in a country other than the United States
  • $30 nonrefundable application fee
  • Essay (Required for students applying for the fall semester and seeking Admissions Merit Scholarships)
  • Two Recommendations (Required for students applying for the fall semester and seeking Admissions Merit Scholarships) 

The admission decision takes into account available academic data, including grades, test scores, and caliber of high school program. The University may consider nonacademic factors in the admission decision including information it receives regarding the applicant’s leadership qualities, exceptional talents, conduct, and citizenship record. The University of Michigan - Flint seeks to admit students likely to succeed in our rigorous academic programs and who are ready to be responsible members of the University community.

Students may submit applications after completing their junior year in high school. Early application is encouraged. Applications are available on our website (www.umflint.edu/admissions/) or through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Inquiries should be addressed to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
University of Michigan-Flint
245 University Pavilion
Flint, Michigan 48502-1950

or prospective students may telephone (810) 762-3300 or e-mail admissions@umflint.edu

Recommended High School Coursework

A strong high school preparatory program of basic academic subjects is important for college study. The following subjects are strongly encouraged for regular admission:

English. Four years.

Mathematics. Three years, including intermediate algebra. This requirement is particularly important for students considering study in physical or biological sciences, computer science, the behavioral sciences, or business administration. Four years highly recommended.

Biological/Physical Science. Two years of laboratory science. Three to four years highly recommended.

Social Studies. Three years.

Courses in the fine arts, foreign language, and computer science are highly recommended. Exceptions to these recommendations will be viewed in relation to the other credentials presented. Individual consideration is given to candidates whose schools or independent-study programs do not offer all the required courses.

Advanced Credit      

Advanced Placement Program (AP)

The University of Michigan-Flint participates in the Advanced Placement Program of the College Board. Advanced Placement credits can be earned in a majority of the areas in which AP coursework is available. For further information, please refer to our website for a list of accepted AP course equivalencies (http://www.umflint.edu/admissions/students/advancedcredit.htm).

International Baccalaureate (IB)

The University of Michigan-Flint participates in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. IB credit can be earned in a majority of the content areas covered in the IB curriculum. For further information, please refer to our website at http://www.umflint.edu/admissions/students/advancedcredit.htm for a list of IB Course equivalencies.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Credit is awarded for several subject area tests. For information on the subjects available, passing scores, eligibility, etc., contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Transfer

Students who have taken courses in college after high school graduation are considered transfer students and should file an application as early as possible. To apply, transfer students must submit the following:

  • Completed Transfer application form
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher
  • Proof of English language proficiency for students that have earned their high school diploma in a country other than the United States
  • An official high school transcript is required for individuals with fewer than 24 completed semester hours of college-level coursework
  •  $30 nonrefundable application fee

Admission is based on all available academic data, including grades earned at previously attended post-secondary institutions and the strength of academic achievements in 24 or more semester hours of college credit. The admissibility of students with fewer than 24 credit hours is determined through the review of college transcripts, high school records, and other credentials. The University may consider nonacademic factors in the admission decision including information it receives regarding the applicant’s leadership qualities, exceptional talents, conduct, and citizenship record.

Transfer of Credits

All transferrable courses completed with a grade of ‘C’ or better at a regionally accredited two-year or four-year institution are entered on the student’s permanent record and may be applied toward graduation requirements. A transfer student must earn a minimum of 45 semester hours at the University of Michigan-Flint, including the last 30 hours which must be continuous.  Credit requirements for programs vary; it is critical that students consult with an Academic Advisor to determine exactly how many credits beyond transfer will be required to complete any particular program of study. 

Mott2UM-Flint Concurrent Enrollment Program

The Mott2UM-Flint concurrent enrollment program offers students the opportunity to take courses at both institutions simultaneously. Students must meet the University’s freshmen or transfer admission requirements in order to enroll in the program.

The following student types are eligible to apply to the Mott2UM-Flint concurrent enrollment program:

  • First-year college students
  • Transfer students (including current and former Mott students) with 32 or fewer total earned credits
  • Current UM-Flint students with 32 or fewer total credits

Students admitted to the program are eligible to remain enrolled for four years or until they reach 62 credits, whichever occurs first.

The following student types are not eligible to apply to the Mott2UM-Flint concurrent enrollment program:

  • International students
  • Students in the UM-Flint Engineering 2+2 program
  • MCC Varsity student athletes
  • Second-degree-seeking students
  • Students with more than 32 credits may apply as a UM-Flint Transfer student

Undergraduate Credit for Education in the Armed Forces 

A veteran or member of the active armed forces, National Guard or Reserve component who is a student may be eligible for credit for educational experiences in the armed forces.  Appropriate academic departments will determine transferability of course credits. Credit recommendations in the Guide to the Evaluation of Education Experiences in the Armed Forces (published by the American Council on Education) for military service school training will be considered for transfer credit as follows: (1) credit granted for college-level, baccalaureate-oriented training and education will be accepted following the standard transfer of credit policy, (2) vocational credit related to the student’s curriculum choice will be referred for consideration to the chair/director (faculty in the School of Health Professions and Studies and the School of Education and Human Services) of the department teaching related content, and (3) duplicate credit will not be considered. Applicability of military credit toward particular degree requirements is determined by the chair/director (faculty in SHPS and SEHS) of the department from which the degree is offered.

Life-Long Learning Students (Non-Candidate for Degree)

Students wishing to pursue studies that do not lead to a degree may apply for Life-long Learning status by completing the Non-Candidate for Degree seeking application (NCFD). Students entering under the Life-long Learning status will follow the catalog year for the semester in which they matriculate. Credits under Life-long Learning status may count towards a degree seeking program with academic departmental approval.

Students that have attended previous colleges and universities are required to submit official transcripts from every school attended before an application for a degree-seeking program may be granted. Financial aid is extremely limited for Lifelong Learning students.

To apply, Life-long Learning students must submit the following:

  • Completed Non-Candidate for Degree application form
  • Evidence of high school diploma or greater (e.g. copy of high school diploma, high school transcript, college degree, and/or college transcripts)
  • Individuals pursuing teacher certification must submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended with proof of bachelor’s degree completion
  • Proof of English language proficiency for students that have earned their high school diploma in a country other than the United States
  • $30 nonrefundable application fee
  • Individuals previously determined to be ineligible for admission as a traditional student are not eligible for admission as a NCFD except with the recommendation of the Director or designee

Teacher Certification

Applicants who already have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and wish to obtain teacher certification have two options:

  • Individuals intending to earn both a second bachelor’s degree and teacher certification must apply as transfer students
  • Individuals intending to pursue teacher certification only must apply as a non-candidate for degree.

The deadlines for application to the Education Department are January 15 and September 15.

Guest Students

Students enrolled at another accredited college or university may attend the University of Michigan-Flint as guest students if they receive permission from both the Office of Undergraduate Admissions of the University of Michigan-Flint and their home institution. A guest student application must be submitted for each semester in which a student plans to enroll at the University of Michigan-Flint.

Guest students must be in good standing at their home institution and have at least a 2.0 grade point average. The student should consult the home institution to verify that the classes taken at the University of Michigan-Flint are acceptable. Students must earn C grades or better in all courses taken at the University of Michigan-Flint to be considered for future admission as guests.

A guest student who intends to become a degree-seeking candidate at the University of Michigan-Flint must submit a transfer application for admission with advanced standing, accompanied by all official credentials.

Admissions Procedures

Application Deadlines

Fall (September classes):

 

 

Priority Deadlines:

 

 

Freshmen

November 1

 

Transfer Students

July 1

 

Final Deadline:

Ten business days prior to the first day of classes. (Labor Day not included.)

Winter (January classes):

 

 

Priority Deadlines:

October 1

 

Final Deadline:

Ten business days prior to the first day of classes. (Holiday break not included.)

Spring (May classes):

 

 

Final Deadline:

Ten business days prior to the first day of classes.

Summer (June/July classes):

 

 

Final Deadline:

Ten business days prior to the first day of classes.

 

Application Fee

A nonrefundable fee of $30 must accompany each formal freshman, transfer, and non-candidate for degree application. No application fee is required of applicants for readmission or guest students.

This fee does not apply to any other University fee. If an accepted applicant does not register, the fee is good for three consecutive semesters, beginning with the semester for which admission was initially requested.

A check or money order payable to the University of Michigan-Flint should accompany the application. For purposes of identification, the applicant’s name and Social Security number are to be written on the front of the payment. For reasons of security, cash should not be sent through the mail.

Admission to the University Honors Scholar Program

A student must satisfy the below requirements to apply for the Honors Program:

A.     Composite ACT score of 27 or higher

B.     Recommended GPA of 3.7

Students may apply to the Honors Program through the program’s website: www.umflint.edu/honors/

Junior/Senior/Transfer Program

This program is designed for transfer students from other universities or colleges and for UM-Flint students who did not begin the Honors Program in their freshman year. A student must satisfy the below requirements to apply for the Junior/Senior/Transfer Honors Program:

A.     Recommended GPA of 3.7

B.     Completed Honors Program application

Students may apply to the Honors Program through the program’s website: www.umflint.edu/honors/

Admission to the Challenge Program

The University of Michigan-Flint is committed to providing educational opportunity for all qualified students. The Challenge Program is an alternative admission procedure for students who have academic potential but who would be unable to realize that potential without special support services due to their economic, cultural, or educational background. Services available to students admitted through the Challenge Program help those students maximize their potential for success.  Students are eligible for admission to this program in the fall and winter semesters only.

Challenge Program participants are selected based on the recomputed academic grade point average, high school record, and recommendations from high school counselors. It is a selective program that starts in the fall and winter semesters, and not all applicants are offered admission. Challenge Program participants must sign contractual admission forms with the University.

Dual Enrollment for Part-Time Study by High School Students

Outstanding high school junior and senior students may enroll for part-time study as dual enrollment students while finishing their high school graduation requirements. High school applicants are required to have a 3.2 grade point average in high school academic subjects in the 9th, 10th and/or 11th grades.

Official enrollment through the high school may require additional standards including a high school proficiency test. Tuition reimbursement may be available through your school district. Students should check with the high school guidance and counseling office for additional information.

A maximum of two classes per semester is allowed for dual enrollees. Dual enrollees file the usual application for dual enrollment, but are not required to pay the application fee. Dual enrolled students that intend to enroll as freshmen at the University of Michigan-Flint should submit an application for freshmen admission upon the completion of their dual enrollment at the University of Michigan-Flint.

Readmission

Students planning to return after an absence of one year must apply for readmission to the University of Michigan-Flint Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Students who have been away from the University of Michigan-Flint for one year or more must satisfy degree requirements in effect at the time of readmission. Students who have attended another college or university since leaving the University of Michigan-Flint will be required to submit official transcript from that institution. A student’s academic performance since their departure from the University will be considered at the time of application.  

No fee is charged for processing the application for readmission. Students interested in readmission to the School of Management should refer to the readmission policy in the School of Management section of this Catalog.

Any student who has been officially asked to withdraw from the University of Michigan-Flint and who seeks readmission must file an application for readmission with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and/or an explanatory petition, either to the Academic Standards Committee of the College of Arts and Sciences or to the Academic Review Committee of the School of Management. Students in the School of Health Professions and Studies should consult the Dean of the School of Health Professions and Studies. 

 

International Undergraduate Admissions

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219 University Center
303 East Kearsley Street
Flint, Michigan 48502
(810) 762-0867
FAX (810)762-0006
Website: http://www.umflint.edu/international

Recruitment Coordinator: James Logan

Students from other countries may apply for admission to the University of Michigan-Flint. The following documents must be received before a decision on admission can be made:

  • A completed application with a $30.00 application fee. No application shall be processed without the required nonrefundable $30.00 fee.
  • Transcripts from previous education institutions. Transcripts should be in English, or should be accompanied by notarized English translations.
  • For any student whose native language is not English, evidence of proficiency in English is required. Several English proficiency tests are accepted. List of these tests can be found at the UM-Flint International webpage. (http://www.umflint.edu/international)
  • Affidavit of Financial Support and supporting documents from the financial sponsor verifying that the student has enough money to cover living and educational expenses while attending the University of Michigan-Flint. Affidavit of Financial Supports can be found at the UM-Flint International webpage. (http://www.umflint.edu/international)

English Language Students

Students who may not meet the minimum English Language proficiency and/or those who wish to further improve their English Language skills are able to enroll in the English Language Program in order to prepare for the academic rigors of the University of Michigan-Flint. The following items must be received before a decision on admissions can be made: 

  • Completed English Language Program application and $20 application fee.
  • Copy of Passport photo page.
  • Transcripts from previous education institutions. Transcripts should be in English, or should be accompanied by notarized English translations.
  • Affidavit of Financial Support and supporting documents from the financial sponsor verifying that the student has enough money to cover living and educational expenses while attending the University of Michigan-Flint. Affidavit of Financial Supports can be found at the UM-Flint International webpage. (http://www.umflint.edu/international)
  • Test of English Proficiency. (optional)

Orientation and Placement

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New Student Programs

285 University Pavilion
(810) 762-3085
Fax: (810) 762-3024

Director: Aimi Moss

Orientation Coordinator: Jeff Shuel

New students are required to attend an orientation session prior to registering for classes. Sessions are designed to increase the newly admitted student’s understanding of important aspects of life at the University. During orientation, students are provided with information on academic programs and requirements, University policies and procedures, and student life. New students have an opportunity to interact with faculty, staff, and continuing students during the orientation process.  Orientation sessions for incoming freshmen are required and are held throughout the summer. Orientation sessions for transfer students are required and held during the summer and winter months.  

Placement Testing

As a newly admitted student, you may need to take one or more placement tests. Placement tests are critical to you and your academic advisor since the results will be used to plan your program of study. Placement tests should be taken before you meet with an academic advisor. Placement tests in English and mathematics are offered online or in the Academic Advising and Career Center (810) 762-3085. Placement tests in foreign language are offered through the foreign languages department. 

Placement tests are never used as a basis for awarding credit. The Credit by Examination procedure is described elsewhere in this Catalog. The College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Management, and the Program in Nursing have procedures for awarding Credit by Examination (refer to those sections of this Catalog).

Tuition and Fees*

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Please refer to the following website for tuition and fee rates; http://www.umflint.edu/studentaccounts/tuition_fees.htm

Tuition must be received by the due dates or monthly interest charges will be assessed. Allow a minimum of 5 days handling by the U.S. Postal Service if payment is mailed. Failure to receive an official University tuition and fee statement does not relieve any student of responsibility for payment. All billing is now done through the student’s UM-Flint email account.

Fees are the student’s contribution toward the cost of instruction, library services, student activities, plant operations, and mandatory payments for debt retirement for parking facilities and the Library. There are certain laboratory charges to cover unusual breakage.

A student may not register for any classes at the University nor are transcripts of credits or diplomas issued until all outstanding fees and charges due the University are paid.

*The University of Michigan – Flint reserves the right to adjust tuition rates and the credit hour range that is assessed the full-time rate.

Fees for Senior Citizens

Persons 62 years of age or older at time of registration have the privilege of enrolling in any University course or program for which they are properly qualified, on payment of a fee equal to 50 percent of the announced fee for such course or program, exclusive of laboratory fees and other special charges. It is the responsibility of the senior citizen to notify Student Accounts when they qualify for the discount. The University reserves the right to determine in each case the appropriateness of the election.

Late Registration Fee

A student who registers after the first official day of the semester will be assessed a late registration fee.

Adjustment of Fees

Deadline dates are calculated from the first day of the Academic Calendar for each term.

Drop/Add

Once classes officially begin a Drop/Add form must be completed when a student changes the classes registered for (an increase, decrease, or no change in credit hours) but retains at least one credit hour. If all classes are dropped, see “Disenrollment” below. A student must submit the authorized Drop/Add form to the Registrar’s Office; the date it is received by the Registrar is the effective date. Even though there is no total credit hour effect of a Drop/Add (add 3 credit hours and drop 3 credit hours), each transaction is recorded independently and may result in an additional financial obligation.

  1. When a student adds a course, the previous fee assessment is canceled and a new fee is assessed applicable to the new load.
  2. A student who drops a course during the first two weeks of classes in any term has the original fee assessment canceled and a fee assessed applicable to the reduced load. After the second week, no fee adjustment is made for “drops.” If a refund is due, it will be net of all outstanding financial obligations to the Regents of the University of Michigan.

Cancellation

Students who register and THEN DECIDE NOT TO ATTEND must notify the Registrar’s Office in writing or drop all of their courses in SIS BEFORE the first day of the semester or they will be charged a portion of their tuition plus fees. The Registrar’s Office is located in Room 266, University Pavilion.

Disenrollment (Withdrawal)

Students may withdraw from the University (i.e., drop all courses) up to and including the last day of classes without petitioning the Academic Standards Committee. A notation to that effect is made on the transcript. See specific deadline dates in the course schedule.

A disenrollment form must be completed when a student drops all classes during a particular semester. If a student has registered early for future semesters, a form must be completed for each semester from which the student wishes to disenroll. The disenrollment form is available in the Registrar’s Office; the effective date of the withdrawal is the date the form is received by the Registrar’s Office.

  1. During the Fall or Winter Semester a student who withdraws
    1. during the first or second week of classes is assessed a $50.00 withdrawal fee plus the Registration Fee.
    2. during the third through sixth week of classes is assessed one-half the tuition plus fees.
    3. after the sixth week of classes is assessed full tuition plus fees.
  2. During the Spring or Summer, a student who withdraws
    1. during the first or second week of classes is assessed a $50.00 withdrawal fee plus the Registration Fee.
    2. during the third week of classes is assessed one-half the tuition plus fees.
    3. after the third week of classes is assessed full tuition plus fees.
    4. from a class that extends over both the Spring and Summer Term, is assessed under the guidelines of (A).

Fee Appeal

Fee appeals are used to request exceptions to the existing refund policy under extenuating circumstances. The deadline for submitting a fee appeal is 90 days after the end of the semester being appealed. Information and fee appeal forms may be obtained from Cashiers/Student Accounts, 261 Pavilion.

University of Michigan Residency Classification Guidelines

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Purpose of the Residency Classification Guidelines

The University of Michigan enrolls students from 50 states and more than 120 countries. Residency Classification Guidelines have been developed to ensure that decisions about whether a student pays in-state or out-of-state tuition are fair and equitable and that applicants for admission or enrolled students who believe they are Michigan residents understand they may be required to complete an Application for Resident Classification and provide additional information to document their residency status.

Circumstances Under Which You Must File a Residency Application

  • If you claim Michigan resident status and any of the following circumstances apply, you must file an Application for Resident Classification and be approved to qualify for in-state tuition:
  • you currently live outside the state of Michigan for any purpose, including, but not limited to, education, volunteer activities, military service, travel, employment.
  • you have attended or graduated from a college outside the state of Michigan.
  • you have been employed or domiciled outside the state of Michigan within the last three years.
  • you are not a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident Alien (if you are a Permanent Resident Alien, you must have a Permanent Resident Alien card).
  • your spouse, partner, or parent is in Michigan as a nonresident student, medical resident, fellow, or for military assignment or other temporary employment.
  • you are 24 years of age or younger and a parent lives outside the state of Michigan.
  • you are 24 years of age or younger and have attended or graduated from a high school outside the state of Michigan.
  • you have attended or graduated from an out-of-state high school and have been involved in educational pursuits for the majority of time since high school graduation.
  • you previously attended any U-M campus (Ann Arbor, Dearborn, or Flint) as a nonresident.

Other circumstances may also require you to file a residency application. The University reserves the right to audit prospective or enrolled students at any time regarding eligibility for resident classification and to reclassify students who are classified incorrectly.

How to File a Residency Application

Residency applications and in-person assistance are available at the Residency Classification Office, University of Michigan Office of the Registrar, LSA Building, 500 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-1382, phone (734) 764-1400. Business hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. Applications can also be downloaded at ro.umich.edu/residency-application.pdf. Completed applications should be submitted to the Residency Classification Office.

FILING DEADLINES
September 30 for Fall Term
January 31 for Winter Term
July 31 for Spring, Spring/Summer, and Summer Terms

Applications must be received in the Residency Classification Office by 5 p.m. on the deadline date.

The deadline date is always after the first day of classes of the term in which you are enrolling and seeking residency.

If the deadline falls on a weekend, it will be extended to the next business day.

These deadlines apply to all U-M schools, colleges, and campuses. For the On-Job/On-Campus program only, filing deadlines are 30 calendar days after the first scheduled day of classes of the term applied for.

You may apply for resident classification for any term in which you are enrolled or intend to enroll.

Late applications will be assessed a nonrefundable $300 late fee and will be accepted up to the last published day of classes of the term for which you are applying. Late applications received after the last day of classes will be processed for the following term. In all cases, decisions will be based only on those facts that are in place by the original filing deadline for the term under consideration.

Required Documents

Along with the completed Application for Resident Classification form, you must submit the following:

  • for all applicants: copies of your driver’s license and the license(s) of the person or persons upon whom you are basing your claim to resident eligibility.
  • for all applicants: copies of the front and signature pages of the most recent year’s federal and state income tax returns and W2 forms for you and the person or persons upon whom you are basing your claim to resident eligibility.
  • for applicants born outside the U.S.: verification of U.S. citizenship or visa status.
  • for applicants who are dependents (see Residency Classification Guideline B-1 below): copies of the front and signature pages of your parents’ most recent year’s federal and state income tax returns with accompanying W2 forms.
  • for applicants whose claim to eligibility for resident classification is based on permanent, full-time employment for themselves, a spouse, partner, or parent: a letter from the employer, written on letterhead (including phone number), stating the position, status, and dates of employment. In addition to the letter, provide a copy of the most recent pay stub showing Michigan taxes being withheld.
  • for all applicants: any other documentation that supports your claim to resident eligibility.

The Residency Classification Office may also request additional documentation after the initial review of your application. Applications and accompanying documentation will be retained by the University of Michigan in accordance with its policies and procedures. All information will be kept confidential to the extent permitted by law.

In making residency determinations, the University considers all information provided in or with an application, as well as any other available information relevant to the application. Decisions to approve a residency application are made when the applicant has presented clear and convincing evidence that a permanent domicile in the state of Michigan has been established.

The University of Michigan’s Authority to Establish Residency Guidelines for Its Students

Because each of Michigan’s public universities has autonomous authority to establish residency guidelines for admission and tuition purposes, guidelines vary by school and are independent of regulations used by other state authorities to determine residency for such purposes as income and property tax liability, driving, and voting. The University of Michigan’s current Residency Classification Guidelines were approved by its Board of Regents to take effect Spring Term 2005 and to apply to students at all campuses.

The Board of Regents has authorized the Residency Classification Office in the Office of the Registrar on the Ann Arbor campus to administer the University’s residency guidelines. If your activities and circumstances as documented to the Residency Classification Office demonstrate establishment of a permanent domicile in Michigan, you will be classified as a resident once your eligibility has been confirmed. If your presence in the state is based on activities or circumstances that are determined to be temporary or indeterminate, you will be classified as a nonresident.

Our Residency Classification Guidelines explain how you can document establishment of a permanent domicile in Michigan. To overcome a presumption of nonresident status, you must file a residency application and document that a Michigan domicile has been established. Eligibility criteria are explained in more detail in the sections that follow. Meeting the criteria to be placed in an “eligible” category does not mean that you will automatically be classified a resident. If you have had any out-of-state activities or ties, or if the University otherwise questions your residency status, you will need to confirm your eligibility to be classified as a resident by filing an Application for Resident Classification in a timely manner and by providing clear and convincing evidence that you are eligible for resident classification under the following Guidelines.

A. General Residency Guidelines

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1. Circumstances that may demonstrate permanent domicile

The following circumstances and activities, though not conclusive or exhaustive, may lend support to a claim to eligibility for resident classification if all other applicable Guidelines are met:

  • both parents/parents-in-law (in the case of divorce, one parent/parent-in-law) permanently domiciled in Michigan as demonstrated by permanent employment in the state, establishment of a primary household in Michigan, and severance of out-of-state ties. Applicant must also show severance of out-of-state ties.
  • applicant employed in Michigan in a full-time, permanent position, provided that the applicant’s employment is the primary purpose for his or her presence in the state and that out-of-state ties have been severed. If the applicant is married or has a partner, the employment must be the primary purpose for the family’s presence in Michigan.
  • spouse or partner employed in Michigan in a full-time, permanent position, provided that the employment of the spouse or partner is the primary purpose for the family’s presence in the state and that out-of-state ties have been severed.

2. Circumstances that do not demonstrate permanent domicile

The circumstances and activities listed below are temporary or indeterminate and do not demonstrate permanent domicile. Individuals whose presence in Michigan and claim to Michigan resident status are based solely on one or more of the following are not eligible for resident classification:

  • enrollment in high school, community college, or university.
  • participation in a medical residency program, fellowship, or internship.
  • employment that is temporary or short-term or of the type usually considered an internship or apprenticeship.
  • employment of the spouse or partner of an individual who is in Michigan for temporary pursuits.
  • employment in a position normally held by a student.
  • military assignment in Michigan for the applicant or the applicant’s spouse, partner, or parent (see section D for special military provision).
  • payment of Michigan income tax and/or filing of Michigan resident income tax returns.
  • presence of relatives (other than parents).
  • ownership of property or payment of Michigan property taxes.
  • possession of a Michigan driver’s license or voter’s registration.
  • possession of a Permanent Resident Alien visa.
  • continuous physical presence for one year or more.
  • statement of intent to be domiciled in Michigan.

B. Additional Requirements, Definitions, and Special Circumstances

Even if one or more of the following circumstances applies to you, you may still need to file an application for resident classification. If you have had any out-of-state activity or have any out-of-state ties, you must submit an Application for Resident Classification by the filing deadline to request resident classification and confirm your eligibility. You must document that you meet all of the following applicable criteria to be eligible for resident classification and payment of in-state tuition.

1. Immigrants and Aliens

You must be entitled to reside permanently in the United States to be eligible for resident classification at the University. However, like U.S. citizens, you must also show you have established a Michigan domicile as defined in these Guidelines. The Residency Classification Office will review Applications for Resident Classification if you are in one of the following immigrant categories. You must provide official documentation showing your status.

  • Permanent Resident Aliens (Must be fully processed and approved and possess Permanent Resident Alien card or stamp in a passport verifying final approval by filing deadline for applicable term.)
  • Refugees (I-94 card or passport must designate “Refugee”.)
  • Asylees (I-94 card or passport must designate “Asylee”.)
  • A, E, G and I visa holders (Exception: Dependent children who hold an E visa are not eligible to be considered for resident classification.)

*Please note that individuals holding temporary visas, such as, but not limited to, F, H, J, K, Parolee, TN, TD, etc., are not eligible for resident classification at the University of Michigan regardless of their other circumstances.

2. Dependent Students

For University of Michigan residency classification purposes, you are presumed to be a dependent of your parents if you are 24 years of age or younger and (1) have been primarily involved in educational pursuits, or (2) have not been financially selfsupporting through employment.

  1. Residents
    1. Dependent Student - Parents in Michigan. If your parents are domiciled in Michigan as defined by University Residency Classification Guidelines, you are presumed to be eligible for resident classification as long as you have not taken steps to establish a domicile outside of Michigan or any other action inconsistent with maintaining a domicile in Michigan.
    2. Dependent Student of Divorced Parents - One Parent in Michigan. If your parents are divorced, you are presumed to be eligible for resident classification if one parent is domiciled in Michigan as defined by University Residency Classification Guidelines, and if you have not taken steps to establish an independent domicile outside of Michigan or any other action inconsistent with maintaining a domicile in Michigan.
    3. Dependent Resident Student Whose Parents Leave Michigan. If you are a student living in Michigan and permanently domiciled in the state as defined by University Residency Classification Guidelines, you are presumed to retain resident status eligibility if your parents leave the state provided: (1) you have completed at least your junior year of high school prior to your parents’ departure, (2) you remain in Michigan, enrolled full-time in high school or an institution of higher education, and (3) you have not taken steps to establish a domicile outside Michigan or any other action inconsistent with maintaining a domicile in Michigan.
  2. Nonresidents

The University presumes you are a nonresident if you are a dependent student and your parents are domiciled outside the state of Michigan (See exception under a-i and a-ii for married dependent students whose parents in-law are domiciled in Michigan.

3. Michigan Residents and Absences From the State

You may be able to retain your eligibility for resident classification under the conditions listed below if you are domiciled in Michigan as defined by University Residency Classification Guidelines and leave the state for certain types of activities. However, if you have been absent from the state, you must file an Application for Resident Classification by the appropriate filing deadline to request resident classification and demonstrate your eligibility

  1. Absence for Active Duty Military Service (U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, Officers in the Public Health Service), Non-Administrative Missionary Work, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, or Similar Philanthropic Work
    If you are domiciled in Michigan at the time of entry into active military duty, missionary work, Peace Corps, or similar service, you are presumed to retain your eligibility for resident classification as long as you are on continuous active duty or in continuous service and continuously claim Michigan as the state of legal residence for income tax purposes. If you are a dependent child of such an individual, you are presumed to be eligible for resident classification provided: (1) you are coming to the University of Michigan directly from high school or have been continuously enrolled in college since graduating from high school, and (2) you have not claimed residency for tuition purposes elsewhere.
  2. Absence Due to Temporary Foreign Assignment
    If you are a dependent student domiciled in Michigan with your parents immediately preceding an absence for a temporary foreign assignment with a parent’s Michigan employer, you may retain your eligibility for resident classification provided (1) your family members hold temporary visas in the foreign country, and (2) you return directly to Michigan and remain in the state for educational purposes after leaving the foreign country.
  3. Temporary Absence of Less Than One Year
    If you are independently domiciled in Michigan immediately preceding a temporary absence of less than one year, you are presumed to retain eligibility for resident classification provided that out-of-state ties are severed upon your return to Michigan.

C. The Appeal Process

If you filed an Application for Resident Classification and were denied by the Residency Classification Office, you have recourse to an appeal process by filing a written appeal within 30 calendar days of the denial.

The Board of Regents established the Residency Appeal Committee to review decisions made by the Residency Classification Office. The Appeal Committee is chaired by the Vice President and Secretary of the University and includes two other University administrators, a faculty member, and a student. The Residency Coordinator and other staff members in the Residency Classification Office are not members of the Appeal Committee.

Appeals, which must be in writing, should be submitted to the Residency Classification Office. Please note that the written appeal must be received by the Residency Classification Office within 30 calendar days of the date on the denial letter. If the deadline falls on a weekend or University holiday, it will be extended to the next business day. If there is additional information you would like the Residency Appeal Committee to consider beyond the materials you have already submitted, you should submit that additional information, in writing, with appropriate supporting documentation, when you submit your written appeal. Your request and any additional information and documentation you provide will be forwarded to the Residency Appeal Committee with your original file.

All communications to the Residency Appeal Committee must be in writing. Personal contact with a member of the Committee could disqualify the member from participating in the decision regarding your residency. The Residency Appeal Committee does not meet in person with students, and appearances on behalf of students are not permitted at appeal meetings. After the Appeal Committee has completed its deliberations, you will receive the Committee’s final decision in writing. This will conclude the appeal process for the term covered by the application. The University will not conduct any further review of the decision.

D. Special Waiver of Out-of-State Tuition for Regular Active Duty Military Personnel Living or Stationed in Michigan

Regular active duty military personnel who are living or stationed in Michigan, as well as their accompanying spouses and dependent children, will be allowed to pay in-state tuition while they attend the University of Michigan, even though they will not be eligible to be classified as residents under Residency Classification Guidelines. This waiver is available to persons in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, and to officers in the Public Health Service.  When the military person upon whom the waiver is based leaves the state, a child or spouse who remains in Michigan enrolled full-time in high school or an institution of higher learning will continue to be eligible to receive the waiver. Children must have completed at least the junior year of high school prior to the military person’s departure. In order to request this waiver, the student must submit a residency application by the applicable filing deadline and provide documentation demonstrating eligibility.

Individuals who provide false or misleading information or omit relevant information in an application for admission or for resident classification, or any other document related to residency eligibility, may be subject to legal or disciplinary measures. Students who are improperly classified as residents based on such information will have their residency classification changed and may be retroactively charged nonresident tuition for the period of time they were improperly classified.

QUESTIONS?

For questions on Residency Regulations, please contact:

Residency Classification Office
Office of the Registrar
1210 LSA Building
500 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382
Phone: (734) 764-1400

Office of the Registrar
266 University Pavilion
Flint MI 48502-1950
Phone: (810) 762-3344

Financial Aid

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277 University Pavilion
(810) 762-3444
Web address: www.umflint.edu/finaid

Director: Lori Vedder
Accountant Associate:  Ruth Ann Kegebein
Assistant Directors:  Mary Horgan, Louanne Snyder

Financial Aid : Susan DeGalan, Shawn Griffin, Kelli Hoppe, Dexter Johnson, Jennifer LaPratt, Moji Oyenola,  David Strong, Sandra Stuart.  

Mpowering My Success Program: Tynesia Davis and Cindy Nelson

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Campus Liaison: Heather Coulman

The Office of Financial Aid administers federal, state, private and institutional financial aid programs that allow all interested students to afford the quality education offered by the University of Michigan-Flint. The Office of Financial Aid is committed to meeting the financial needs of all students, and to recognizing and supporting merit and achievement.

Eligibility for Financial Aid

Applicants must first file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to establish their eligibility by meeting several general requirements.

  1. The applicant must be admitted to a degree-granting program. Guest Students and Non-Candidate for Degree (NCFD) students are not eligible to receive financial aid.
  2. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or hold a Permanent Resident Visa.
  3. The applicant must be registered with Selective Service (if required).
  4. The applicant must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  5. An applicant in default on any Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Stafford Loan, Federal Direct Stafford Loan, or Federal PLUS Loan or who owes a refund on a Federal Pell Grant or a Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant at any institution is not considered eligible for aid. The applicant must provide proof that the indebtedness and/or default status has been removed before the applicant can be considered for additional assistance. If an applicant owes any type of past debt to the University, then the applicant must resolve the financial obligation to the University before being considered for any type of financial aid or loan through the Office of Financial Aid.

Application Procedures and Materials

All applicants must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA collects information on the parents’ and/or student’s income, assets and benefits. These factors are all considered in determining the applicant’s need for aid. No processing fee is required. Students must list the University of Michigan-Flint as a college choice with the Title IV code of 002327. Allow at least two weeks for the FAFSA to be processed. An Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is calculated by the federal processor and is used to determine the applicant’s eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant and for all other types of aid. Financial aid offers are not automatically renewed. Students who wish to apply for aid must do so each year as soon after January 1 as possible. The priority date to file the FAFSA is March 1. All students should apply electronically at www.fafsa.gov. Both students and a parent if applicable need to apply for a federal PIN prior to filing the FASFA. The assigned PIN acts an electronic signature for both the student and parent on the FASFA form. Separate PINs must be obtained in order for the FAFSA to be processed. Due to the nature and funding levels of some federal, state and university funds, students are encouraged to apply by posted deadlines to avoid chances of funds being exhausted.

Notification of Award

Students are notified of their financial aid award within two weeks of the time the school receives the results of the FAFSA once awarding begins. Students whose FAFSA is selected for verification by the federal processor will receive an estimated award letter along with a list of documents needed to be reviewed to comlete the verification process. The Office of Financial Aid staff will initiate the review when all required documents have been received. If the amount of the award changes from what was originally estimated, a revised award letter will be sent. Continuing students will receive all award letter notification through their UM-Flint email account. New UM-Flint students will receive their first award notice through the regular mail system.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

Federal law establishes that all students must make Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) toward their degree to remain eligible for financial aid. Undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Michigan – Flint must meet the following requirements.

 Undergraduate Student

  1. Students may receive financial aid for the first 180 attempted credits as an undergraduate.
    • Transfer students will be evaluated by adding their transfer credits to their attempted undergraduate credits, allowing them to receive aid for the balance of the 180 credits.
    • Students seeking a second undergraduate degree or teaching certificate are eligible to receive financial aid for 90 attempted credits.
  2. Students must receive a passing grade in at least 67% of their overall credits in which they attempt on a cumulative basis, including transfer credits.
  3. Students must achieve a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 by the end of their second academic year. GPA standards will be monitored and enforced as described in the Catalog regarding academic policies on academic standing as prescribed by their school or college within the University of Michigan – Flint.

 Graduate Student

  1. Students may receive financial aid for the first 59 attempted credits for each degree as a graduate.

    • Transfer students will be evaluated by adding their transfer credits to their attempted credits, allowing them to receive aid for the balance of the 59 credits.
    • Students enrolled in programs with significantly higher degree requirements may receive financial aid for 150% of the required credits of each program.
  2. Students must receive a passing grade in at least 67% of their overall credits in which they attempt on a cumulative basis, including transfer credits.
  3. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 5.0 on a 9.0 scale. This standard will be monitored and enforced as described in the Catalog regarding academic policies on academic standing.

 Monitoring SAP

  • The Office of Financial Aid will monitor SAP at the end of each semester including Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer.
  • Written notification will be sent to students placed on Financial Aid Warning, Financial Aid Probation, Financial Aid Termination, and Financial Aid Reinstatement if making SAP status.
  • In cases where the academic plan is required, the Office of Financial Aid will monitor academic plans and provide a measurement for each student’s pace based on the duration stated in each plan.

Attendance

 The Department of Education has defined academic attendance to include academically-related activity such as:

  • Preparing and submitting an academic assignment;
  • Taking an examination;
  • Engaging in interactive computer-assisted instruction;
  • Participating in on-line discussion about academically related topics.
  • Merely logging into Blackboard does NOT constitute active participation unless one of the afore-mentioned can be demonstrated.

Attempted Credits

Attempted credits include the following, taken at the University of Michigan-Flint:

  • Successfully completed (with passing grades)
  • Non-passing grades (i.e., N, F, E, I, *)
  • Repeated classes
  • Dropped credits after the add/drop period
  • Disenrollment from a semester on or after the first day of class that results in eith no grade or a “W” grade
  • Grades which are changed to a W through the Academic Standards appeal process
  • Transfer credits

Financial Aid Warning

Defined as any student not making SAP standards. Student may receive aid for one semester while on Financial Aid Warning and no appeal is necessary.

  • Students who have not completed 67% of their overall attempted credits at the end of a semester will be placed on Financial Aid Warning.
  • The Financial Aid Warning period will consist of the next semester the student is enrolled in classes.
  • Students will continue to receive financial aid while on Financial Aid Warning.

 Financial Aid Probation

Defined as any student not making SAP standards who has appealed, and eligibility for aid has been reinstated. Aid may be received for one payment period only. Students may be required to fulfill specific terms such as taking a reduced course load or enrolling in specific courses while on Financial Aid Probation. If student cannot mathematically achieve SAP standards in one payment period then an academic plan will be required.

Academic Plan

Defined as stipulation placed on a student following an appeal that when followed will allow a student to achieve SAP standards in a prescribed amount of time. Eligibility for aid has been reinstated and can be received as long as all conditions of the plan are met.

Financial Aid Termination

Defined as a student who is not making SAP standards and who either fails to appeal their status or has their SAP appeal denied. Aid cannot be received while on this status.

  • Applies to your financial aid eligibility, not to your registration or academic standing.
  • Under the following circumstances, students will be placed on Financial Aid Termination status and will be ineligible to receive future financial aid
    • Students who have not reached the required 67% completion rate by the end of the Financial Aid Warning period.
    • Students reaching the maximum attempted credits, 180 undergraduate or 59 graduate.
    • Second degree and teacher certificate seeking students reaching the maximum attempted credits, 90 undergraduate.
    • Students academically dismissed due to poor academic performance as prescribed by their school or college within the University of Michigan – Flint.
    • Students completing zero or near zero attempted credits during 2 consecutive semesters.
    • Students deviating from their Academic Plan.

Reinstating Financial Aid Eligibility

  • Students may regain eligibility by successfully achieving an overall completion rate of 67% or through a granted SAP appeal.
  • The status of students who have reached the required 67% completion rate or meet the required GPA will be changed to making SAP at the end of the warning period.

Appealing Termination of Financial Aid Eligibility

  • If special circumstances prevent students from meeting the 67% completion rate and/or graduating within the 180 undergraduate or 59 graduate allowable credits, the termination of eligibility may be appealed to the SAP Appeals Committee.
  • An appeal reviewed by the Committee does not guarantee reinstatement of financial aid.
  • Appropriate circumstances include
    • serious medical illness or injury to the student
    • death of an immediate family member
    • other special circumstances
  • Appeal forms must be submitted with supporting documentation prior to or during the semester for which funds are needed.
  • Appeal forms submitted for a specific term will not be granted for that term if either of the following occur:
    • appeal form received after a student has stopped attending that term
    • if the student withdraws while waiting for an appeal decision during that term
  • As part of the appeal, information regarding why the student failed to make SAP, and what has changed in the student’s situation that will allow the student to demonstrate SAP at the next evaluation must be included.
  • All questions must be completed on the appeal form or it will be returned to the student.
  • Students appealing Financial Aid Termination may be requested to submit an Academic Plan that ensures achievement of at least the required 67% completion rate, the minimum required GPA, and/or graduation by a specified time frame.
  • Completion rate of attempted credits at the University Michigan-Flint will be considered as part of the appeal process.
  • Students granted an SAP appeal will be placed on Financial Aid Probation and will be monitored each semester.
  • The length of the Financial Aid Probation period will depend on the specifics of the appeal.

Return of Title IV Funds

When students receiving Federal Title IV financial aid disenroll from all classes, the Office of Financial Aid must calculate how much aid they are entitled to keep. Students who disenroll before 60% of a semester is completed are entitled to keep a percentage of their award equal to the percentage of the semester they have completed. Students who disenroll after 60% of the semester has been completed are eligible to keep their entire award.

In some cases, students must repay a portion of the aid they have received. Repayment arrangements must be made to remain eligible for aid, and to re-enroll in subsequent semesters. In other cases, a refund may be due the student. If there is a refund of tuition due at the time of disenrollment, this will affect the amount of the repayment or refund. When possible, the Office of Financial Aid will return refunds to Federal Title IV loan programs, reducing the student’s loan indebtedness.

Private, state of Michigan, and University of Michigan funds are not subject to the same pro-ration formula. These funds will be adjusted based on the amount of charges the student owes after the Federal Title IV calculation has been completed.

Students granted a fee appeal are subject to the same rules listed above. Students completing a fee appeal based on non-attendance of all their courses for a given semester will not be entitled to any of their financial aid received. All funds previously received will be removed from a student’s account if a fee appeal is granted for non-attendance.  The Department of Education has defined academic attendance to include academically-related activity such as:

  • Preparing and submitting an academic assignment;
  • Taking an examination;
  • Engaging in interactive computer-assisted instruction;
  • Participating in on-line discussion about academically related topics. 
  • Merely logging into Blackboard doesn’t constitute active participation unless one of the afore-mentioned can be demonstrated. 

Students who fail to disenroll from a semester and whose record shows all unsuccessful grades (i.e., N, F, E, I, *) will be subject to a Title IV refund after the semester ends. The calculation will be based on the last date of documented attendance by the University or the 50% point of the semester. Students in this situation will be notified in writing and will have 14 business days to respond.

Withdrawing From Modules (Spring/Summer Semesters)

Federal regulations may impact students receiving federal student aid who may decide to withdraw from courses during the  Spring and Summer modules. Students enrolling in both the Spring and Summer modules who elect to withdraw from Spring must provide in writing to the Office of Financial Aid, their intent to remain in the Summer module course(s).  Should a student decide to withdraw from all Summer courses while attending the Spring module, no recalculation of Spring aid will be required.   A decision to withdraw from the Summer module any time after the Spring module has ended (this includes days between the two modules) will result in a recalculation of Spring and Summer aid. This may require that the student repay part or all of their aid, even if already disbursed to their student account and paid to the student.  

Repeated Coursework 

The following is a recent change to federal regulations governing federal student aid programs.  This change may have an impact on the awarding of federal student aid for repeated coursework. A student may receive aid when repeating a course for the first time (course was previously failed or passed first time).    A student may receive aid when repeating a course that was previously failed (received a N, E, F), regardless of the number of times the course was attempted and failed.   A student may receive aid to repeat a previously passed course one additional time ONLY.   Once a student has completed any course twice with a passing grade, he/she is no longer eligible to receive aid for that course, regardless if the course itself requires a higher grade to receive full credit.   The federal regulation change applies whether or not the student received aid for earlier enrollments in the course.

·     Passing grades for purposes of this regulation are A, B, C, D, or P.  Financial aid for a semester that incorporates a repeated course will not disburse until after the add/drop period or the semester.  The following action will occur following the add/drop period of each term:

If a student retakes a course that is not aid eligible, a recalculation of aid will be done to exclude the credits for the repeated course.  Not all aid will require adjustment. Students may see the adjustment on their aid offers by viewing awards in SIS. Students will receive notification if they are aid applicants and attempt to repeat coursework beyond the limits. Adjustments to financial aid and notification of such will occur following the add/drop period of each term.  This may result in the student repaying part of their federal aid. UM-Flint has academic policies regarding courses that may be re-elected for a defined number of attempts.  Courses that must be re-elected as a requirement of a major may be covered by financial aid (i.e. music, theater, etc.).  Please refer to other sections of this Catalog for more information on academic policies.

Student Budgets

The standard budgets used to determine a student’s financial need are constructed in accordance with federal guidelines, including costs for tuition and books, standard room and board allowance, personal and miscellaneous expenses, transportation costs, and a dependent care allowance for those applicants with children who require and can document child care. The budget for an independent student with dependents, including a spouse, reflects the educational costs related only to the student. Exceptionally high, required expenses may be included in your budget; submit documentation of the expenses and an explanation to the Office of Financial Aid. Students who are enrolled in all on-line courses for a semester will have their transportation component reduced which may result in reduced aid.

Circumstances that May Be Cause for Re-Evaluation

A student should notify the Office of Financial Aid if there is a change in financial circumstances for the academic year. Such circumstances could be a death, separation or divorce, loss of a full-time job, or loss of non-taxable income or benefits.   Most student financial aid authorized by the Office of Financial Aid is based upon need. If a student and/or family’s financial circumstance changes significantly, the OFA staff may require supporting documentation to re-evaluate current year’s income based on mitigating circumstances. Normally re-evaluations are performed once during the student’s enrollment at UM-Flint. The amount of financial aid is determined by comparing the budget to the applicant’s resources. If the combined resources are less than the student budget, every effort is made to help meet the deficit through some combination of the three forms of aid available: gift aid, long-term loans, and employment.

       Over Award

A situation in which the student’s combined resources, including parent and/or student contribution(s) and financial aid, are greater than the cost of attendance (COA),may create an over award. Over awards are not permitted for students receiving federal financial aid and the Office of Financial Aid staff may adjust other aid to stay within a student’s COA. 

Credit By Examination

Students who take a course in a credit-by-examination format, elect to pay for the course and have it made part of their official transcript are at risk of having their overall financial aid re-evaluated to exclude any credits taken in this manner.  Federal regulations stipulate that federal financial aid  is awarded to students who are actively participating in on-going educational instruction and credit-by-examination does not meet that definition.  A review of students’ financial aid will be made after the drop/add period each semester and revised if necessary.

Sources of Financial Aid

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Federal Pell Grant Program: Federal Pell Grants are awarded to degree-seeking undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or professional degree. A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant is determined by the U.S. Department of Education based on results of the FAFSA. Students do not have to be registered full-time to receive the Federal Pell Grant. The amount of Federal Pell Grant is determined by the maximum set by the Department of Education, a student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC Number) and enrollment status. Amounts received will count towards a life-time aggregate limit as established by the U. S. Department of Education.

1. Grant amounts are dependent on:  The student’s expected family contribution (EFC); the cost of attendance (as determined by the institution); the student’s enrollment status *full-time or part-time); and whether the student attends for a full academic year or less.

2. Students may not receive Federal Pell Grant funds from more than one school at a time.

3. A lifetime aggregate limit of 12 full-time semester awards will apply to Federal Pell Grant eligible students regardless of when the student first received a Federal Pell Grant.

4.  Federal regulations state that students who are eligible to graduate with a bachelor’s degree and choose to extend their enrollment without graduating cannot continue to receive the Federal Pell Grant.  Students who complete the requirements to earn a degree and continue to take undergraduate courses without accepting the degree (for a second major or minor or second degree), will have their Federal Pell Grant cancelled for any subsequent semesters as they are no longer eligible. Undergraduate students approved to enroll in graduate level course(s) to earn graduate credit will have their Federal Pell Grant re-evaluated and may be reduced to reflect that proper Pell Grant is paid for only those undergraduate course(s) for which a student is eligible. 

5.     If it is reported by faculty that an undergraduate Federal Pell Grant eligible student isn’t attending class(es),their Pell Grant will be recalculated based on their enrollment and attendance in other courses within the semester. This may cause a reduction in Pell Grant awards.

6.     Federal Pell Grant will be reduced for those undergraduate Pell Grant eligible students who elect to take graduate level course-work that may potentially count toward a graduate degree.

Federal Loan Programs:  The following is a brief description of each type of loan, and the eligibility requirements. For all of the loan programs, a student must be enrolled at least half-time to receive any loan funds. Half-time for undergraduate students is a minimum of 6 credit hours; half-time for graduate students is a minimum of 4 graduate credit hours. Graduate students not enrolled in minimum of 4 graduate level credit hours are subject to a review of their loan award which may be reduced or cancelled.  Detailed information concerning the loan maximums, completing the promissory note, deferment provisions, and the current interest rate on the loan programs is available from the Office of Financial Aid.

Federal Direct Subsidized Loan: If eligible, these loans are offered to students who demonstrate financial need.  Students do not have to make payments until six months after they graduate or drop below half-time. The amount that a student may borrow is based on his or her grade level and amount of financial need. The annual loan maximums based on the student’s grade level are as follows: Grade 1 - $3500; Grade level 2 - $4500; Grade level 3-5 - $5500.  The interest rate is fixed with a cap of 8.25% and is paid by the federal government as long as the student is enrolled at least half time.  Repayment of the loan begins six months after the borrower ceases to be a half-time student. An origination fee is deducted from the approved loan amount prior to disbursement. This fee is subject to change. Graduate students are no longer eligible for Subsidized Direct Loans for loan periods beginning on or after July 1, 2012. A 1% loan origination fee will be deducted from the gross amount of Direct Loans yielding a smaller net amount of actual loan funds disbursed. During repayment, there is an allowable interest rate reduction to borrowers whose loans are in repayment and who agree to have payments automatically electronically debited from their bank account.

Subsidized Loan Limitation

New Borrowers who have loans originated beginning July 1, 2013 will be limited in the number of years in which they will be eligible for Subsidized loans. When students receive subsidized loans for 150% of the published time of the academic program, the students may not receive any additional subsidized loans and the subsidized loans received from July 1, 2013 lost their subsidy. Special calculations for transfer students and less-than-full-time students will need to be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan: A non-need based loan for students. Students do not have to make payments until six months after they graduate or drop below half-time.  Interest on the loan accrues interest while the student is enrolled. The combination of subsidized and unsubsidized loans borrowed may not exceed the student costs and the annual limits of the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. In addition to the subsidized loan maximums listed above, students considered to be dependent can apply for an additional amount of $2,000 per academic year. Students considered Independent can apply for additional amounts through the unsubsidized program as follows: Grade level 1 - $4,000; Grade level 2 - $4,000; Grade level 3-5 - $5,000; Graduate students - $20,500. The interest rate is fixed with a cap of 8.25% and is the borrower’s responsibility. An origination fee is deducted from the approved loan amount prior to disbursement. This fee is subject to change. Borrowers will no longer receive an upfront rebate for any Direct Loans that are first disbursed on or after July 1, 2012.   A 1% loan origination fee will be deducted from the gross amount of Direct Loans yielding a smaller net amount of actual loan funds disbursed.  During repayment, there is an allowable interest rate reduction to borrowers whose loans are in repayment and who agree to have payments automatically electronically debited from their bank account. All Federal Direct Loans with a loan period beginning on or after July 1, 2012 for Graduate Students will be in the form of Unsubsidized Direct Loans.

Federal Direct PLUS Loan: A non-need based loan that is available to the parents of dependent students. The parent borrower must have a favorable credit history. The amount that a parent may borrow is based on the student’s educational costs, minus any other financial aid received. The student does not need to apply for other types of need based financial aid, but is encouraged to do so. The interest rate is variable with a cap of 9% and must be paid by the parent. Repayment of the loan begins on the date of disbursement. An origination fee is deducted from the approved loan prior to disbursement. This fee is subject to change. Note: If a parent is denied a PLUS Loan due to an unfavorable credit decision from the Direct Loan Servicer, the Dependent student can access the higher amounts available to Independent students through the Unsubsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loan Program listed above. Borrowers will no longer receive an upfront rebate for any Direct Loans that are first disbursed on or after July 1, 2012.  A 4% loan origination fee will be deducted from the gross amount for PLUS Loans yielding a smaller net amount of actual loan funds disbursed.  During repayment, there is an allowable interest rate reduction to borrowers who agree to have payments automatically electronically debited from their bank account.

Undergraduate Students:

Student borrowers will no longer receive the upfront rebates for any Direct Loans that are first disbursed on or after July 1, 2012.  

3.     Direct Loan origination fees will be 1% and Parent PLUS Loan origination fees will be 4%.

Interest Subsidy on  Direct Loans will be temporarily eliminated during the 6-month grace period for any new Subsidized Direct Loans first disbursed on/after July 1, 2012 and before July 1, 2014. This means interest will now accrue during these 6 months.The repayment period still begins 6 months after the student is no longer enrolled at least half-time, but interest that accrues during those six months will now be paid by the student rather than subsidized by the federal government. I       

         Graduate Students:

1.     Graduate student borrowers will no longer be eligible for Direct Subsidized Loans for Loan Periods that start July 1, 2012 and after. Unsubsidized Direct and PLUS Loans may still be awarded.

2.     Student borrowers will no longer receive the upfront rebates for any Direct Loans that are first disbursed on or after July 1, 2012.  

3.     Direct Loan origination fees will be 1% and Graduate PLUS Loan origination fees will be 4%. 
        
Preparatory Coursework

A student may apply for a Stafford or PLUS loan for coursework the school has documented is necessary for him to enroll in an eligible program. The courses must be part of an eligible program otherwise offered by the school, though the student does not have to be in that program. If enrolled at least half time in these prerequisite courses, he is eligible for loans for one consecutive 12-month period (not per program) beginning on the first day of the loan period.  Graduate students who are satisfying pre-requisites are eligible for loan funds for a period of one academic year. The amount of the loan funds will be calculated based on a student meeting minimum 4 credit hours of graduate credit hours, and may be awarded up to their budget for the semester. A graduate student who is enrolling in undergraduate credit hours may have their loans reduced if an overall 4 credit hours of graduate credit hours is not met.

Federal Perkins Loan: Long-term, low interest loan available to students who are enrolled at least half-time. These loans are repayable over an extended period of time after graduation and carry no interest charge while the borrower is enrolled at least half-time. The current interest rate is 5%.

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program:  Provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. As a recipient of a TEACH Grant, you must teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which you received a TEACH Grant. Undergraduate students admitted into the Education program or eligible Education Master’s Degree program students are considered for this grant.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
A federal program that provides grants to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. Pell grant recipients are given priority for these funds.

Federal Work-Study Program: Financial assistance through employment on campus or with certain nonprofit off-campus agencies. Student wages are met by a combination of Federal and University funds.

Michigan Competitive Scholarships: Awarded by the Michigan Department of Education. The scholarships are based on academic requirements and financial need. Students must initially qualify for the scholarship before enrolling as college freshmen. The scholarship is renewable for a maximum of ten semesters, with renewal based on continued need and satisfactory academic progress. Recipients must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year prior to the State of Michigan deadline of March 1. High school students should consult their counselors for details, preferably early in the junior year. High school graduates wishing additional information should visit: MI-StudentAid.org or call 1-888-4-GRANTS.

Tuition Incentive Program (TIP):  Although entering freshmen at the University of Michigan-Flint are not eligible to use Phase I of their TIP eligibility, they can qualify to use Phase II at a later date. Phase II will pay tuition and mandatory fees not to exceed $500 per semester up to a maximum of $2,000 for credits earned in a four-year program. To receive Phase II benefits, the student must meet eligibility for Phase I and have either 56 transferable semester credits or an associate’s degree.

Indian Tuition Waiver - A state resident (minimum 12 months) North American Indian who is an enrolled member of a U.S. Federally recognized tribe, is not less than 25% quantum blood Indian, and is enrolled in a degree-granting program is eligible to receive funding to cover his/her tuition costs (exclusive of fees) at UM-Flint. Applications are available from the Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR)  at: www.michigan.gov/documents/mdcr/MITWAPPLICATION-CR-602. Blood quantum and tribal membership will be certified by MDCR; Michigan residency will be determined by the UM-Flint Office of Financial Aid. 

Police Officer’s and Fire Fighter’s Survivor Tuition Act, Public Act 295 of 1996: Provides for the waiver of tuition at public community and junior colleges and state universities for the surviving spouse and children of Michigan police officers and fire fighters killed in the line of duty.

University Grants:  A university sponsored grant that provides funds to students with financial need. Students must be Michigan residents and enrolled at least half-time.  The amount is pro-rated based on full or part-time enrollment and may be reduced to stay within the student’s budget if a student is also receiving federal aid.

Emergency Loans: Available for enrolled students having temporary short-term financial problems. These loans are interest free.With documentation of the emergency situation, the loan can usually be granted the day following application; however, in some cases a weekly committee review is required. Repayment is expected in the semester in which the loan is received.

Further Information

Since legislative and other decisions affecting the regulations, procedures and funding of an assistance program often occur on short notice; Catalog information about financial aid must be kept general. The most up-to-date information is available in the Office of Financial Aid, Room 277 University Pavilion or online at www.umflint.edu/finaid. Please feel free to call or make an appointment if you are seeking specific information.

Documentation regarding the accreditation status of the University of Michigan-Flint is available in the Office of the Provost, Room 229, University Pavilion.

Scholarships and Awards

Office of Financial Aid
277 University Pavilion
(810) 762-3444
www.umflint.edu/finaid

Several scholarships are available to recognize and support academic excellence, activities, service to the university or community, and student research. Some scholarships are open to a wide spectrum of students, while others have specialized criteria. Questions regarding eligibility, scholarship guidelines, and the application process and deadlines should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid. A full listing and general descriptions may be accessed online at www.umflint.edu/finaid.

College of Arts and Sciences


Barbour, Fleming A. & Marian Scholarship Fund: For full-time students who have completed 60 credit hours, which includes a minimum of 10 credit hours in Chemistry and a minimum of 10 credit hours in Biology. Applicants must have attained a minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA and detailed letter of recommendation from one of their UM-Flint instructors. Scholarship recipients must maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA each semester. 

Blecker, Harry H. Scholarship Fund:  Designed to provide financial assistance to University of Michigan-Flint graduate and undergraduate students pursuing chemistry as their major with at least junior standing (55 credits or more) and a minimum 7.0 graduate GPA and a 3.0 undergraduate GPA who attend full-time.

Bommarito, Ellen Book Fund: Awarded to full or part-time junior or senior students who have declared a major in English with a Specialization in Writing, a minor in writing, or a minor in Technical Writing. Must have completed at least one course in expository or technical writing at the 200-level or above. Applicant should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  http://www.umflint.edu/english/facstaff_profiles/bommarito.htm

Brownell, Chandler B. Piano Scholarship: Awarded to full-time students majoring in piano with at least a 3.0 GPA. Preference is given to residents of Genesee County. Financial need may be considered. Visit the Music Department for consideration and application instructions.

Burd, Margaret Anne-UAW Local 599 Memorial Scholarship: For full-time students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education and Human Services, or the School of Health Professions and Studies whose parent or grandparent has been a member in good standing of UAW Local 599 for at least five years. Financial need is a consideration. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required. Applicants must submit proof of Local 599 membership (i.e., copy of membership card).

Burnham, James H. and Sara Memorial Scholarship: For junior or senior students in good standing whose circumstances demonstrate financial need.  Preference given to students concentrating in engineering, science, nursing, or education. Full or part-time students may apply. Scholarship preference is for a married student.

Chase Scholarship:  Selection preference will be given to students who plan to pursue a career in banking. Applicants must be enrolled full-time School of Management student or College of Arts and Science majoring in Economics. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 40 credit hours, and have maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA. 

Computer Science & Information Systems Scholarship: Applicants are to be enrolled in Computer Science & Information Systems within the College of Arts and Science.  

Croner, Christopher W. Memorial Scholarship Fund: For students pursuing studies in resource science with a major in physical geography including the study of geology. Students must be enrolled full-time with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Department of Music Instrumental Jazz Scholarship: A scholarship will be awarded to one incoming freshman for the Fall semester of each academic year. Upon fulfillment of the applicable guidelines, this scholarship may be renewable for an additional three consecutive semesters. Application is open to all incoming freshmen, regardless of intended major. Applicants must have a minimum recomputed 2.7 high school GPA. Auditions are required.  Visit the Music Department for consideration and application instructions.

Ebmeyer, Garrett E. Trumpet Scholarship: Awarded to a music education trumpet student. The award is based on performance and musical ability. Visit the Music Department for consideration and application instructions.

Economics Scholarship Fund: For economics majors with a 3.5 GPA or better, and who have completed at least 12 credit hours of Economics classes at the University of Michigan-Flint. Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from Economics Department faculty member.

Evans, Janet Kay Memorial Scholarship Fund: For full-time music students who demonstrate academic accomplishment and musical ability. A minimum 3.0 GPA and participation in a performance group are required. Financial need is considered. Visit the Music Department for consideration and application instructions.

 [The] Flint Journal Scholarship Fund: For students enrolled for a minimum of nine credit hours who have demonstrated writing experience for a college, university or high school publication, or for a professional, trade or community publication. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required. Preference is given to Communication, English and Business Administration majors. Two examples of published work are required to be submitted for evaluation by the scholarship committee.  Refer to the Journalism Department for application informatin and deadlines.

Flint Rock and Gem Club Scholarship: For juniors or seniors with a declared major in Geology or one of the Earth Science fields, or Education majors seeking certification as Earth Science teachers. Financial need is a consideration.  

Founding Faculty/Friends of Music Scholarship Endowment: Provides funds to assist currently enrolled full-time students pursuing music education at the University of Michigan–Flint. Students must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. First semester freshmen must have a re-computed GPA of 3.0. The level of musical performance may be taken in consideration in awarding this scholarship. An audition may be required. Visit the Music Department for consideration and application instructions.

Freeman, Emmalyn Ellis Master of Science in Biology Scholarship: Applicants must be fully admitted into the Master of Science in Biology Program with a minimum cumulative GPA of 6.0 as a UM-Flint graduate student. Applicants must have completed at least two graduate level courses in Biology at UM-Flint, including at least one core course (BIO 501, 502 or 503). Priority will be given to students who are nearing completion of the MS in Biology Program.

Freeman, Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. Art Scholarship: For Art majors with a minimum 3.5 GPA. Applicants must have demonstrated a behavioral commitment to the arts, and participated in programs and activities that promote the arts.

Freeman, Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. Chemistry Scholarship: Applicants must be majoring in chemistry at University of Michigan-Flint, with a minimum 3.5 GPA.

Freeman, Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. Computer Science, Engineering, and Physics Scholarship: For juniors, seniors or graduate students majoring in Computer Science, Engineering, or Physics with a minimum 3.2 GPA.

Freeman, Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. Foreign Languages Scholarship: For Foreign Language majors with a 3.5 minimum GPA. Applicant must have completed one 300 level foreign language course at UM-Flint. 

Freeman, Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. High School Programming Contest Scholarship: Awards will be made to designated High School Programming Contest scholarship recipients who attend University of Michigan-Flint, following graduation from high school. 

Freeman, Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. Mathematics Scholarship: For Juniors and Seniors with a minimum 3.5 GPA. Must have completed at least 12 credit hours at UM-Flint. Completion of multivariate calculus and the introductory proof course are required. 

Freeman, Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. Philosophy Scholarship: For Philosophy majors with a minimum 3.25 GPA or for entering freshmen, a high school GPA of 3.5.
 
Freeman, Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. Psychology Scholarship: For Psychology majors with a minimum 3.5 GPA.

Freeman, Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Scholarship: This scholarship is intended to support Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice majors at junior status (55 credits or more) with a minimum 3.2 GPA.  

Freeman, Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. Theatre Scholarship: Applicants must be full–time theatre majors with a minimum GPA of 3.2. Visit the Theatre Department for consideration and application instructions.

Freeman, Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. Writing Specialization Scholarship: For full-time sophomore, junior or senior English majors with a specialization in writing or technical writing with a minimum 3.2 GPA.

French, David Memorial Scholarship: The scholarship is available to UM-Flint students majoring in Political Science. Applicants must have completed 25 credit hours with a cumulative 3.0 GPA.

Friedman, Leon M.D. Scholarship: For health science majors with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicant must be a graduate of Carmen Ainsworth High School.

Garfield, Jeffrey F. Scholarship Fund: For entering or continuing University of Michigan-Flint students with a declared major in Theatre or Music. Talented applicants must have a recomputed 3.25 GPA if entering as freshmen or a minimum 3.00 grade point average as continuing or transfer students. Financial need will be a consideration. Scholarship is renewable, but recipient must submit a new application. Visit the Music or Theatre Department for consideration and application instructions.

Geniesse Sr., Eugene W. Science Scholarship: For full-time undergraduate science majors who have completed at least 55 credit hours with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Awards are based on academic achievement and financial need.  

Gilder, Richard American History Scholarship: Intended for a student who demonstrates a strong commitment to the study of American History who wishes to pursue theTeacher’s Certification Program in History. Applicants must have a minimum overall 2.75 GPA with a minimum 3.25 GPA in history courses. Preference given to residents of Genesee, Lapeer or Shiawassee Counties.

Gilder, Richard Scholarship Fund: For history majors with a minimum of 60 credit hours and 3.0 GPA. Preference is given to students whose coursework indicate an emphasis of American History and whose career goals include pursuing a profession that focuses on American History (teaching, archiving, museum work, etc.). 

Harris, Richard S. Scholarship Fund: This scholarship is intended for Political Science or English majors who have expressed intent to enter the legal profession. Applicant must have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or 3.4 GPA in the major. Applicant must also have completed at least 3 Political Science or English courses within their major.

Hashbarger, Jo Scholarship: Established by the Zonta Club of Flint II for students attending the University of Michigan-Flint who have completed at least 84 credit hours, 2.8 GPA, and have demonstrated commitment to community service. Preference will be given to students pursuing degrees in engineering, computer science, natural sciences, business, and government. 

Helser, Susan G. Computer Science Scholarship Fund: Applicants must be admitted as a graduate student pursuing a degree in Computer Science.  Initial applicants taken for students having a computer science major with a minor (or second major) in math, who have completed (or are enrolled in at time of application) CSC 392 or CSC or CIS classes 400 level & above. Applicant must have a minimum 2.75 overall undergraduate GPA and a 3.0 in computer science and math courses.  Student must submit a programming portfolio, including project artifacts, reports, and/or demonstrations. A cumulative 7.0 graduate GPA is necessary to remain eligible.  Applications are made to the Computer Science, Engineering, and Physics Department at the UM-Flint campus.  

Hopkins, Ada L. Scholarship Fund:  Applicants must be music majors and have attained at least junior level class status (55 credits or more). The applicant must have earned a minimum GPA of 3.0. Also must demonstrate a record of leadership and initiative in the ensemble appropriate to the student’s instrument or voice. Applicant must participate in the traditional service venues for the music department.  Visit the Music Department for consideration and application instructions.

Karnes, Monica Memorial Scholarship Fund: Established by Monica Karnes’ family and Phi Sigma Iota, Rho Rho Chapter, to provide financial assistance to currently enrolled full- or part-time students. Students should have a minimum 3.0 GPA and must have completed at least one 300-level foreign language course at the University of Michigan-Flint. Selection is based on demonstrated commitment to foreign language study.  

Keller, David R. Book Fund: This fund was established to assist students in purchasing textbooks for their education at University of Michigan-Flint. Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students majoring in Political Science. 

Kelly, Kay Sampson Scholarship: Applicants must be full-time students, at least 25 years of age, and applicants must be enrolled in the Theatre program. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA or, for entering freshman, a high school GPA of 3.25.  Paper applications taken for Winter award only each fall with a mid-November deadline.

Larmor, Douglas E. Memorial Scholarship: Established by friends in conjunction with the Flint Federation of Musicians-Local 542 for full-time students who are instrumental music majors. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required. Selection is based on auditions and financial need.  Visit the Music Department for consideration and application instructions.
 
Marston, The Wilfred G Marston Civic Engagement Award -  For Sociology/Anthropology/Criminal Justice majors with who exemplify Marston’s spirit and who undertake a civic engagement project with sociologically relevant research component that focuses on the improvement of Flint.    Visit the Sociology/Anthropology/Criminal Justice Department for consideration and application instructions.

McDonald, Brian Scholarship Fund: For Theatre majors with a minimum 3.25 GPA for freshmen and a 3.0 GPA for currently enrolled students. Financial need is a consideration.  Visit the Theatre Department for consideration and application instructions.

McKinnon, Zelpha E. Science Scholarship: Available to biology and chemistry majors who have completed at least 55 credit hours of course work, including organic chemistry. Applicants must be current residents of Genesee, Lapeer, or Shiawassee counties and have a minimum 3.5 GPA.  

Morgan, Carl and Sarah Theatre Scholarship: Provides scholarship assistance to talented students majoring in theatre. Awarded yearly to full-time students who have maintained a minimum 2.75 GPA and who make significant contributions to the Theatre Department’s programs. Fulfillment of a community service project is also a requirement. Contact the Theatre Department for additional information.  Visit the Theatre Department for consideration and application instructions.

Music Department Scholarships: For students with a minimum 3.0 GPA who have received no grade in applied music lower than a “B” and who participate in a large performance group appropriate to their major instrument. Students must demonstrate continued commitment to their studies and the University.

Music Department Stipends: May be offered to students who are active and supportive members of ensembles in the department. Students must prepare their individual parts to the best of their ability and must attend all rehearsals and concerts outlined by the conductor. Visit the Music Department for consideration and application instructions. Visit the Music Department for consideration and application instructions.

Physics/Engineering Science Emergency Fund: This scholarship is developed for students experiencing a documented emergency which has jeopardized the ability to remain in school. Applicants must be undergraduate students majoring in Physics or Engineering Science, as well as attending either full-time or part-time. Applicants must also have a minimum GPA of 2.7.  

Piper, Joyce R. Endowed Memorial Piano Scholarship: Applicants must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA, and participate in a UM-Flint Music Department audition. One scholarship will be awarded each academic year. Scholarships may be renewed; however, scholarship recipients must reapply.  Visit the Music Department for consideration and application instructions.

Radhabai, G. and A. V. Rajagopal Scholarship: For students who have a minimum 3.0 adjusted GPA and are enrolled for at least 6 credit hours. Applicants must have completed 55 credit hours. Selection is based on outstanding academic achievement and participation in school and/or community service activities. Preference will be given to students majoring in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems. 

Rouse, Karen Earth and Resource Science Student Annual Award: Awarded annually to an ERS student. Proof of community involvement, with one letter of support from community leaders (i.e., Environmental Sciences Club, Biological Sciences Club or the Boys and Girls Club). It is asked that the recipient write a brief report outlining the benefit of receiving the gift. 

Russell, C. Scott Scholarship: Awarded to students who have completed 1-3 credits of basic writing during the academic year in which application is submitted. Student must demonstrate significant writing progress, as outlined in a cover letter; recommendation from a Writing Center tutor is required.

Science & Technology Scholarship: For students who are enrolled in Engineering or Physics in the College of Arts & Science.

Steel Drum Participant Scholarship Fund: Established by Jim Krause, the scholarship is intended for students who participate in the Steel Drum Band at the University of Michigan-Flint. Scholarship awards are merit based, and applicants can be either full-time or part-time students in any field of study (preference given to those students pursuing music education) who currently participate or have participated, in the Mott Middle College High School Band or UM-Flint/ Mott College Steelheads Band. Applicants must explain their career goals with their application. Financial need is a consideration in making the award.

Stockton, Colonel T.B.W. Scholarship: Applicants must be a junior undergraduate or graduate status with a declared major in history or be graduate students enrolled in the Master of Liberal Studies in American Culture. Financial need is a consideration in awarding the scholarship. 

Stoppert, Guy L. Memorial Scholarship Fund: Established in 1989 by the trustees of the Guy L. Stoppert Memorial Fund and the Michigan Male Chorus Association. For currently enrolled vocal students with a minimum 2.75 GPA. Student must be either classical tenor or bass and will be required to audition before the Music Department’s Scholarship Selection Committee. Visit the Music Department for consideration and application instructions.

Sucic, Holly Endowed Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is open to students who are interested in pursuing a career in Biomedical Research. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.50 and completed at least 85 credit hours. Financial need is not a consideration. Preference may be given to students who are either Molecular Biology or Biochemistry majors, as these programs are extremely well-suited for students interested in biomedical research. Preference will be given to students who have undergraduate research experience and who have presented and/or published their research. This scholarship will be awarded in the student’s senior year. 

Terrill, John and Lora Dorland Biological Sciences Scholarship Fund: Applicants should be either full-time or part-time Biology or Earth and Resource Science TCP students who plan to have a career in the sciences. Financial need should be demonstrated. Pre-med students are not eligible to apply. 

Theatre Department Scholarship: Offered to new and continuing theatre majors based on satisfactory progress in both theatre activities and general university studies. Visit the Theatre Department for consideration and application instructions.

Thompson, Virginia Hoover International Travel Scholarship: Designated to assist students enrolled in the College of Arts & Science at UM-Flint. Designated for students participating in approved study abroad courses sponsored and led by the University of Michigan-Flint faculty and approved by the Study Abroad Advisory Committee. Applicants must be full-time students who have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours, and attained a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants must submit a personal statement/essay in which they outline their career goals and aspirations. This scholarship is based on scholastic merit, and not on financial need. Apply through the International Center; applications taken December/January each year.

Trela, A.J. Honors Scholar Program Scholarship: This scholarship is meant to provide support to students who are enrolled in the programs offered by the College of Arts and Science. Students should be part-time or full-time students enrolled in the Honors Scholar Program. Must have a 3.5 GPA.

University of Michigan-Flint Shakespeare Club of Flint Scholarship: Designed for students who have an established interest in Shakespearian studies. Applicants must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students with a major or minor in Theatre or English. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA (undergraduate) or 5.0 GPA (graduate) or 3.25 GPA as entering freshman.

West, Kenneth B. Scholarship: For juniors or seniors who are majoring in History at UM-Flint with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  

White, Barbara Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund: For full-time juniors or seniors (completion of 55 credits or more) majoring in mathematics or science who intend to make a career in those fields, and who have at least a 3.0 GPA. Selection is based on financial need and academic achievement.  

White, Elizabeth L. Scholarship Fund: Established to provide financial assistance for undergraduate students pursuing degrees in Communications and English at the University of Michigan–Flint. Applicants must be entering freshman who have a minimum high school GPA of 3.6 and have distinguished themselves through exceptional academic achievements. Students must meet satisfactory academic progress standards. 

Wyatt, Incentive Scholarship: Established to provide financial assistance to students with a declared major in history.  Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA from high school/transfer institution and have completed at least 12 credits in history in the first year of the scholarship. For extension to the second year, applicants must have completed 12 credits in history at UM-Flint with an overall 2.75 GPA or higher and a 3.0 GPA in history courses at UM-Flint.

Wyatt, Merit Scholarship: Established to provide financial assistance to students with a declared major in history as a full-time student.  Applicants must have a minimum 55 credit hours, out of which 15 credit hours must be history courses taken at the UM-Flint. Applicants must have a minimum of 3.1 GPA with minimum of 3.3 GPA in history courses.  For an extension to a second year, the applicant must be a declared history major attending UM-Flint as a full-time student with a 3.1 GPA overall and a 3.3 GPA in history courses.

Younes, Mohsen A. and Carol M. Environmental Science and Planning Scholarship: Established to provide financial assistance to students with a declared major in Earth & Resource Science major; who graduated from high school in the Flint Community School District, Beecher Community School District, or Westwood Heights School District.  Students must have an overall 3.0 GPA; freshmen students must have a minimum 3.0 overall high school GPA. Applicants must demonstrate volunteer participation in school and/or community service activities. 

Zick, David G. Scholarship: Open to both part time and full time undergraduate physic & engineering science students. Applicants must have at least a 2.7 GPA (freshman physics and engineering science students must have an entering 2.7 high school GPA).

University of Michigan-Flint Matthew Hilton-Watson Study Abroad Scholarship: Applicants must be enrolled at the UM-Flint as undergraduate or graduate students and in good academic standing.  Preference will be given for study of a different culture than the student’s own and funds may be used for several research oriented experiences.

University of Michigan-Flint Philosophy Scholarship: For full-time students with declared major in Philosophy. Student must have completed at least 45 credit hours and maintain a minimum 3.5 overall G.P.A. Students must address both academic and career goals in the essay portion of the scholarship application. Students must also submit a sample of written work specific to Philosophy that is at least 1200 words in length. Scholarship is renewable, if recipients continue to meet scholarship criteria and reapply each consecutive year. Scholarship awards may be used for tuition, fees, and books.

University of Michigan-Flint Shakespeare Club of Flint Scholarship: Established for students who have an interest in Shakespearian studies.  Applicants must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students with a major or minor in Theatre or English.  Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA (undergraduate) or 5.0 GPA (graduate) or entering freshman with a GPA of 3.25.

School of Education and Human Services

Bader, Donna D. Social Work Scholarship: Applicants can be full-time or part-time students enrolled in Social Work and who have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA. Preference will be given to returning students working on their first degree. Applicant must submit an essay (1,000 word limit) with their scholarship application describing their reason for choosing Social Work as a vocation.

Bigelow, Lucille Social Work Scholarship Fund: Designed to provide financial assistance to University of Michigan-Flint students pursuing social work major. Intended for full or part-time UM-Flint students who have had to postpone their college education for a minimum three-year period. Preference given to students in their late twenties or early thirties, are single parents, and/or married students with children. Recipients must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA and demonstrate financial need. 

Bray, Everett L. and Viola E. Scholarship: For residents of the state of Michigan attending the University of Michigan-Flint who are in good standing in their junior, senior or graduate years and who intend to teach upon completion of their education. A completion of 55 credit hours is required. Financial need may be a consideration in making the awards.

Burd, Margaret Anne-UAW Local 599 Memorial Scholarship: For full-time students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education and Human Services, or the School of Health Professions and Studies whose parent or grandparent has been a member in good standing of UAW Local 599 for at least five years (proof of membership is required). Financial need is a consideration. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required.

Burnham, James H. and Sara Memorial Scholarship: For junior or senior students in good standing whose circumstances demonstrate financial need. Preference given to students concentrating in engineering, science, nursing, or education. Full or part-time students may apply. Completion of 55 credit hours is required. Preference given to a married student.

Carl, Kathryn Education Scholarship: For students who are pursuing degrees in education. Applicants must be residents of the city of Flint or have graduated from a high school in Genesee County. Students must be enrolled full-time with a declared major in education, have at least a 3.0 GPA. Financial need will be considered.

Cooper, Mary A. Book Award: This award was established in memory of Professor Mary Alice Cooper, a founding member of the Education Department at UM-Flint. It provides a maximum of $100 each semester for the purchase of books providing that funding exists. Applicants must be admitted to a UM-Flint education program and must demonstrate financial need.  

Duesberry, Caroline Maxine Scholarship: For full-time students enrolled in the University of Michigan-Flint Teacher Education Program with a minimum 3.00 GPA. Applicants must submit proof of acceptance to the Teacher Education Program.

Freeman, Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. Education and Human Services Scholarship: For juniors and seniors admitted to the School of Education and Human Services with a minimum 3.5 GPA.  

Freeman, Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. Master of Arts in Education Scholarship: Applicants must have successfully completed 18 graduate credit hours in the Master of Arts Education Program and a minimum 7.0 GPA on a 9.0 point scale. A letter is required with application addressing career goals and commitment to excellence in teaching.  

Freeman, Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. Social Work Scholarship: For juniors majoring in Social Work with a minimum 3.5 GPA.  

Gay, Genevieve A. Scholarship: Preference is given to students who are enrolled in the teacher education program with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and at least junior standing (55 credit hours or more). Students must be a graduate of a high school in Genesee County and preference is given to students in need of financial aid. Also, students who have had a delay in completing their education and who are highly motivated to complete their degree requirements are preferred. 

Gilder, Richard American History Scholarship: Preference given to Mott Community College graduate with an associates degree and a commitment to the study of American History who wishes to transfer to the University of Michigan – Flint to complete the Teacher’s Certification Program in History. Applicants must have a minimum overall 2.75 GPA with a minimum 3.25 GPA in history courses and completion of 60 credits. Preference given to residents of Genesee, Lapeer or Shiawassee Counties. 

Marigowda, Dr., and Renuka Nagaraju School of Education and Human Services Scholarship for Social Work and Peace Studies: Applicants should be part-time or full-time students currently enrolled in the Social Work degree program or Peace Studies degree program. Applicants must have a minimum 3.3 overall GPA. Volunteer service and/or job experience in the field of Social Work within communities will be requested within the application. 

Sanders, Horace T. Social Work Scholarship: For University of Michigan-Flint Social Work majors who have completed a minimum of 50 credit hours and have a minimum cumulative 3.00 GPA. Students must state in the Scholarship Application why they chose the field of Social Work and their career goals in the field. Financial need is not a consideration.  

School of Education and Human Services Alumni Scholarship for Education: Applicants must be part-time or full-time undergraduate students currently enrolled in Education degree programs. Applicants must be in good academic standing.  

School of Education and Human Services Alumni Scholarship for Social Work: Applicants must be part-time or full-time undergraduate students currently enrolled in Social Work degree programs with a GPA of 3.3. Students need to demonstrate community service within the field of social work. 

Social Work Leadership Scholarship: For Social Work majors with at least junior standing and a minimum 3.0 GPA.  

Wilson, Laura Scholarship: Students must have a declared major within the School of Education and Human Services and in good academic standing.  Preference given to students with five or more years of interruption in their education and those who are single parents with children.

Wright-Kendall, Norma J. Scholarship for Elementary Education: Applicants should have a declared major in Elementary Education and also must be in good academic standing. Should be at least junior standing. Preference will be given to applicants residing in Genesee County. Preference will also be given to applicants who are graduates of Flint Community School, especially Northern High School. Financial need will be a consideration as well as if the applicant contributes to the educational diversity of the UM-Flint campus. 

School of Health Professions and Studies

Barnes & Noble Book Scholarship: This award is for (1) UM-Flint Nursing Program students enrolled in the four-year degree program at the University of Michigan- Flint, (2) for students participating in Invest in Your Success, and (3) for those students experiencing financial challenges in funding textbook purchases. Financial need is a consideration in making the awards.

Brown, Diane CRNA Scholarship: This merit-based scholarship is created to assist qualified individuals with the cost of tuition, and to help promote the profession of Nurse Anesthesia. Scholarship recipients must be second year program students. Scholarship recipients must maintain a “pass” grade in their clinical practicum. Applicants must have completed at least 12 credit hours. Scholarship recipients must have participated in professional health care organizations and/or community activities.

Bryer, Ben F. Foundation Endowed Scholarship: Scholarship awards are merit based, requiring a minimum cumulative 2.75 GPA and at least 26 completed credit hours. Applicants can be full-time or part-time students enrolled in the UM-Flint/Hurley Medical Center Bachelor of Science in the Nursing Program. Applicants can be of sophomore, junior, or senior standing. The scholarship is intended for underrepresented students who demonstrate financial need and have graduated from a Flint High School. Applicants must have demonstrated volunteer services to the school/department (i.e., Student Government, Student Nurse Association, Class Officer, etc.).

Burd, Margaret Anne-UAW Local 599 Memorial Scholarship: For full-time students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education and Human Services, or the School of Health Professions and Studies whose parent or grandparent has been a member in good standing of UAW Local 599 for at least five years (proof of membership is required). Financial need is a consideration. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required.

Burnham, James H. and Sara Memorial Scholarship: For junior or senior students in good standing whose circumstances demonstrate financial need. Preference given to students concentrating in engineering, science, nursing, or education. Full or part-time students may apply. Preference given to a married student per donor’s wishes.

Cebulski, Paulette Kondela Physical Therapy Scholarship Fund: Applicants can be full-time or part-time students enrolled in the Physical Therapy program. Applicants must be in good academic standing, have completed at least two semesters at the time of the award. Applicants must demonstrate professional behaviors, known in the department as generic abilities and professionalism, as determined by the Physical Therapy Department Scholarship and Awards Committee and the Physical Therapy faculty. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Applicants must outline their academic and professional goals in the essay portion of the scholarship application. Students apply through the electronic on-line scholarship application each year by June 1.

Dalman, Andrew & Lillian Physical Therapy Scholarship Fund: Designed for full or part-time graduate students enrolled in the Physical Therapy program who have completed at least two semesters with good academic standing status.  Applicants must outline their academic and professional goals in the essay portion of the scholarship application and demonstrate financial need by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and address their need for financial assistance within the scope of the scholarship essay. Students apply through the electronic on-line scholarship application each year by June 1.

D’Appolonia, Valentina M. Nursing Scholarship: Scholarship awards are merit based, and applicants can be full-time or part-time students enrolled in the UM-Flint BSN Program who are in good academic standings. Applicants must have demonstrated volunteer participation in the community organization or activities. Demonstrated volunteer services to the school/department (i.e., Student Government, Student Nurse Association, Class Officer, etc.). Priority will be given to the following: travel awards for students enrolled in or scheduled to travel in international nursing courses; travel awards for students enrolled in or scheduled to travel nationally for a service learning nursing course; scholarships for students who have demonstrated significant local service to the nursing profession or community. Visit the Financial Aid web-site for application to download and submission.

DPT  Post-Professional Non-Resident Student Scholarship: This scholarship is for students who are in the Post-Professional transitional DPT program and who are out-of-state. Must be enrolled for a minimum of 3 credits per semester.  Refer to the Physical Therapy Department to apply.

Farrehi, Cyrus M.D. Scholarship: For pre-medicine majors planning to pursue a career in health sciences. A minimum 3.7 GPA is required.

Freeman, Emmalyn Ellis Nurse Practitioner Scholarship: Applicant must be enrolled as a graduate student at UM-Flint Nurse Practitioner Program who has completed a minimum of 11 credit hours. A minimum GPA of 7.0 is required.   

Freeman, Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. Physical Therapy Scholarship:  For Physical Therapy majors, full or part time, with minimum 6.0 GPA on a 9.0 scale. Students apply through the electronic on-line scholarship application each year by June 1.

Friedman, Leon M.D. Scholarship: For health science majors with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicant must be a graduate of Carman Ainsworth High School.  

Furr, Marilyn Venton Nursing Scholarship: Designated for UM-Flint students enrolled in the UM-Flint/Hurley Medical Center Bachelor of Science Nursing Program who have completed a minimum of 25 credit hours at UM-Flint and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3. Applicants must be enrolled in at least one clinical Nursing course at a Hurley Medical Center site.  

Fry Physical Therapy Scholarship: Designed to provide DPT Year 1 students with assistance.  Applicants must demonstrate financial need via the FAFSA and a statement that addresses how they qualify as a disadvantaged student, e.g., students who are first generation college students; or students who are graduate of disadvantaged high school defined as a high school that has low ACT/SAT scores, or low number of high school graduates, or lower per capita funding, or >50% of students eligible for free/reduced lunch; or students/family who are receiving public assistance; and/or students/family living in a health profession shortage area in Michigan (Detroit, Pontiac, Flint, Saginaw and all of Michigan’s upper peninsula).  Graduates of a high school in Genesee County will be given preference. Visit the Physical Therapy Department to apply.

Hitchings, Fern C. RN Memorial Scholarship: Scholarship awards are merit based, and applicants can be either full or part-time students in the UM-Flint/HMC BSN program. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75. Applicant must have completed a minimum of 40 credit hours, and must attain junior standing at the time of award. Applicants must have demonstrated volunteer participation in the community organization or activities. Demonstrated volunteer services to the school/department (i.e., Student Government, Student Nurse Association, Class Officer, etc.). 

Keener Book Fund: Applicants must be enrolled in the UM-Flint/ HMC Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program. Applicants must  state their reasons for applying for the book award, career goals, and the professional skills and characteristics they embody. 

Kimbrough, Clarence B. II Memorial Scholarship Fund: Applicants must be an undergraduate student currently pursuing a degree in the School of Health Professions and Studies. Applicant must have minimum 25 credit hours completed at the time of award. Applicant also must have a minimum cumulative GPA. of 3.5 overall. 

LaFontaine, Wendy Frost Memorial Scholarship in Physical Therapy: Applicant must be enrolled in their final year of the professional DPT degree program. Applicant must be a resident of the state of Michigan, and must show a desire to practice in the state of Michigan. Applicant must be assigned to any Genesys Health System during Clinical Education VI. Must have a minimum GPA of 5.0 in the DPT degree program. Refer to Physical Therapy Department to apply. 

Morrissey M.D., Vaughn and Leona Morrissey R.N. Scholarship: This scholarship is intended for students who will pursue a career in the health sciences. Consideration of this award is based upon financial need. Applicants must be either undergraduate or graduate students. Applicants must be students in good standings with the University and must provide at least one letter of recommendation supporting the student’s strong desire to pursue a career in the health sciences. The ideal candidate will come from a background in which a University education is not a family tradition, but it has become the goal of the applicant. More importantly this individual sees a career in the health sciences as not only providing a challenging lifetime career for themselves, but also a career in which they make valuable contribution to all members of the community.  

Murdock, Jane Eileen Memorial Scholarship: Applicants must be enrolled as full time students in the physical therapy professional preparation program at UM-Flint. Also need to be a student member of the American Physical Therapy Association. Minimum academic standards of the UM-Flint Physical Therapy Department must be met. Applicants must also have demonstrated service to the profession through participation with APTA or MPTA.  Students apply through the university’s scholarship on-line application process by June 1 each year.

Pemberton, Charles and Larue Health Care Program Scholarship: To assist students pursuing a degree in the Health Care Program at the University of Michigan-Flint who have returned to college after their education has been postponed or interrupted by a period of at least 30 months. Applicants must have completed at least 55 credit hours, have a minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA, and have completed at least six credit hours at the University of Michigan-Flint. Financial need may be a consideration. 

Pemberton, Charles and Larue Nursing Scholarship: For full-or part-time nursing students. RN applicants must be accepted into UM-Flint’s BSN program. UM-Flint/Hurley Medical Center BSN candidates must have completed one semester of nursing clinical with a minimum 2.8 GPA.  

Pemberton, James A. and Marilyn E. Scholarship Fund: This scholarship was established to assist students pursuing a B.S. or M.S. in Nursing. Applicants must be either undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled in the B.S.N. or M.S.N. Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 as an undergraduate student or 5.0 as a graduate student.  

Polzin, Virginia K. CRNA Memorial Scholarship: This merit-based scholarship is created to assist qualified individuals with the cost of tuition, and to help promote the profession of Nurse Anesthesia. Scholarship recipients must be second year program students. Scholarship recipients must maintain a “pass” grade in their clinical practicum. Scholarship recipients must have participated in professional health care organizations and/or community activities.  

Potter, David Physical Therapy Scholarship: Applicants must be enrolled in the physical therapy program as a second career choice.  Good academic standing must be met as well as a summary of community service and academic and professional goals. Students apply through the university’s scholarship on-line application process by June 1 each year.

Ross Jr., Coleman J. and Lois R. Ross Scholarship: For students in the final year of the professional preparation program in physical therapy. Students must have at least a 5.0 GPA and completed at least 40 credit hours. Financial need is considered. Students apply through the electronic on-line scholarship application each year by June 1.

Roth, Bradley Memorial Scholarship: For students who have the potential of making a contribution to the profession of physical therapy.  Applicants need to be admitted to the full-time physical therapy professional preparation program who demonstrate financial need. Students must demonstrate professional behaviors, known by the department as generic abilities and professionalism.  Students apply through the electronic on-line scholarship application each year by June 1.

Smith, Ernestine R. Ph.D. MPH Physical Therapy Scholarship: Available to second and third year UM-Flint Physical Therapy students who have a 6.0 GPA and completed at least 24 credit hours. Scholarship applicants must submit a minimum one page personal statement/essay in which they state their career goals, identify their involvement and specific interest in patient care and demonstrated commitment to the physical therapy program. Refer to Physical Therapy Department to apply.  

Smith, William C. Doctor of Physical Therapy Scholarship: Intended for full or part-time students enrolled in the UM-Flint Doctor in Physical Therapy program with a preferred interest in specializing with brain-injured patients. Financial need is a consideration. Preference given to those expressing an interest in specializing with brain-injured patients. Apply through the on-line process by June 1 each year.   

Sprague, Barbara CRNA Scholarship: This merit-based scholarship is created to assist qualified individuals with the cost of tuition, and to help promote the profession of Nurse Anesthesia. Scholarship recipients must be second year program students. Completion of 12 credit hours is required. Scholarship recipients must maintain a “pass” grade in their clinical practicum. Scholarship recipients must have participated in professional health care organizations and/or community activities.  

Vann, Carl R. Ph.D. Memorial Scholarship Fund: The scholarship was established to recognize students who have a zest for learning, have demonstrated willingness to challenge the status quo in the pursuit of knowledge and inspiring others. Applicants must be currently enrolled Health Sciences and Administration students with a minimum of 55 hours completed and established 3.0 GPA.  

Wilson, Virginia Memorial Scholarship: Applicant must be a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and meet the minimum academic standards as defined by the Physical Therapy Department. Demonstrated history of service to the profession, DPT or community. Students apply through the electronic on-line scholarship application each year by June 1.

Zick, (The) Francine Zick Nursing Endowed Scholarship Fund: Established for a newly admitted nursing student, continuing undergraduate nursing student or students pursuing their second bachelor’s degree and enrolled in UM-Flint’s accelerated BSN program. Applicants must meet minimum 3.5 GPA or above and demonstrate significant financial need. If entering the accelerated program, GPA may be from first degree.

School of Management

Chase Bank Scholarship:  Selection preference will be given to students who plan to pursue a career in banking. Applicants must be enrolled full-time School of Management student or College of Arts and Science majoring in Economics. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 40 credit hours, and have maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA.  

Cojeen, Professor Robert H. Scholarship: Scholarship awards are merit-based, and applicants must be full-time School of Management students who have a minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 40 credit hours, and must attain junior standing (55 or more credits). 

Fesmire, Dr. Walker E. Accounting Scholarship: Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students majoring in Accounting who have graduated from a high school located in the Genesee, Lapeer, or Shiawassee counties. Applicants must have a minimum 3.25 GPA and be of Junior standing (55 or more credit hours). 

[The] Flint Journal Scholarship Fund: For students enrolled for a minimum of nine credit hours who have demonstrated writing experience for a college, university or high school publication, or for a professional, trade or community publication. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required. Preference is given to Communication, English and Business Administration majors. Two examples of published work are required to be submitted for evaluation by the scholarship committee. 

Freeman, Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. NetPlus! MBA Scholarship: For students enrolled in the second year of the NetPlus! MBA program. A minimum GPA of 7.0 and completion of at least 12 graduate credit hours in the NetPlus! MBA program is required. Applicants must also be enrolled for at least 6 NetPlus! MBA credit hours at the time of application.  

Freeman, Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. School of Management Scholarship: This scholarship is intended to provide support for the University of Michigan-Flint School of Management students. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.5. 

Hagemeister, Jessica CPA Scholarship: For students enrolled in the School of Management with a major in accounting. Applicants must be non-traditional students, 23 years of age or older, who have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and live in Genesee County.  

Hashbarger, Jo Scholarship: Established by the Zonta Club of Flint II for students attending the University of Michigan-Flint who have completed at least 84 credit hours, 2.8 GPA, and have demonstrated commitment to community service. Preference will be given to students pursuing degrees in engineering, computer science, natural sciences, business, and government. 

Linn Family Scholarship: For students who have completed a minimum of 70 credit hours and have a declared major in accounting. Students must be residents of Genesee County, enrolled full-time, and have a minimum 3.2 GPA. Financial need is considered. Scholarship recipients are strongly encouraged to contribute to the Linn Family Scholarship Fund within a reasonable length of time after entering the profession. 

Moon, I. Douglas School of Management Undergraduate Merit Scholarship: Applicants must be full-time School of Management undergraduate students. Applicants must have an “A-” average or 3.75 GPA. Applicants must submit two letters of reference from personal, professional or other sources.  

Page, David A. CPA Scholarship Fund: For Accounting majors with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants must be non-traditional, 25 years of age or older, Genesee county residents. 

Purman, Timothy E. CPA Scholarship: For students enrolled in the School of Management with a declared major of accounting. Applicants must be residents of Genesee County, and nontraditional students who have experienced a minimum of a three-year absence from enrollment in school.  

Rachor, Charles Erickson Memorial Scholarship: For students enrolled in the UM-Flint School of Management MBA program who are Genesee, Lapeer or Shiawassee county residents. Financial need is a consideration.  

Royston, Pamela J. Accounting Scholarship: The scholarship is available to accounting majors with 40 credit hours completed and 3.0 GPA.  Preference is given to returning students working on a first degree. Applicants must also have taken BUS 201 and 202 with a 3.0 in each class. The scholarship is renewable; however, recipients must reapply. 

Ryan, Thomas P and Thomas P. Ryan Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund: For full-time UM-Flint students enrolled in the School of Management. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 40 credit hours and maintained a cumulative 3.0 GPA. 

Sanchez, Alejandro and Emiliano School of Management Scholarship: Established to provide tuition assistance to students with distinguished academic achievements, community involvement and a demonstrated interest in the arts. Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students currently enrolled in a degree program within the School of Management, with at least 30 completed credits. Students must have a minimum 3.6 GPA or high academic distinction. Financial need will be considered. Applicants must have documentation of community involvement detailing their service. Students must submit a 500-word essay outlining their learning and experience in art, theatre, music, dance, or writing. 

School of Management Alumni Scholarship: Applicants must be part-time or full-time students currently enrolled in a degree program within the SOM. Applicants must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA.  

Tucker, David C. CPA Scholarship: Applicants must be enrolled in the School of Management with a major in accounting. Applicants must be residents of Genesee County, minimum 3.0 GPA, and non-traditional students who have experienced a minimum of a three-year absence from enrollment in school. Scholarship award is based on financial need.  

Yeo & Yeo Accounting Scholarship: Applicants must be enrolled as full-time students in the School of Management. Applicants must have completed 75 credit hours and have maintained a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3.

General Scholarships

Akhila & Rajamani Scholarship: For full time students employed on UM-Flint campus with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Financial need is a consideration. Proof of UM-Flint employment must be provided (i.e., paystub, W-2, etc.).

Ali, Muhammad Scholarship Fund: Applicants must be enrolled at the University of Michigan – Flint and be in good standing with the university. Student must be a resident of Flint and have graduated high school or obtained a GED from a Flint community school. Preference is given to students who have an honorable discharge from any branch of the US military, students who are the first generation in one’s family to attend college, or students who have overcome obstacles such as socioeconomic or educational discharge. Applicants must submit a written paper outlining the achievements of Muhammad Ali, and also explain their reasoning for pursuing a higher degree and of any hardships that were overcome.

Alumni Scholarship for Excellence: Established by the University of Michigan-Flint Alumni Society to recognize academic achievement of dependent children, spouses or grandchildren of alumni. The scholarship is a non-renewable award. Students enrolled full-time in a degree program, whose parent, spouse or grandparent has received either an undergraduate or graduate degree from the University of Michigan-Flint are eligible. A minimum 3.5 GPA is required with minimum of 30 credits completed. Interviews by alumni may be required.  

Barnes & Noble Book Scholarship: This award is for (1) UM-Flint Nursing Program students enrolled in the four-year degree program at the University of Michigan- Flint, (2) for students participating in Invest in Your Success, and (3) for those students experiencing financial challenges in funding textbook purchases. Financial need is a consideration in making the awards.

Blum, Bonnie Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to junior or senior students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 and a minimum of 55 completed credit hours. The applicant must show merit and evidence of a strong commitment to music education.  

Broadway, Odell Scholarship: Established with contributions honoring Odell Broadway, who was devoted to community service and helping others. Preference given to students with dependents living in the greater Flint area who have had their education interrupted or delayed for five years or longer. Community service is not required; however, preference may be given to applicants with a demonstrated commitment to community service.  Applicant must be first in family to attend college; applicants’ family income less than $50,000.  Applicants who attend Flint Community Schools and or high schools and neighborhoods that traditionally don’t have many students attend U-M Flint (i.e., Mount Morris, Beecher, and Westwood Heights School Districts).  Preference may be given to participants in state or federal early-awareness or college readiness programs typically based on socioeconomic status. May be full- or part-time students enrolled for a minimum of six credit hours per semester and remain in good academic standing. 

Broome Jr., Sylvester Scholarship: Established with contributions honoring Sylvester Broome Jr., who was dedicated to involvement in the community, government service, and encouraging the development of our area youth. Students living in the greater Flint area are eligible to apply. Transfer students and those with associates’ degrees are encouraged to apply. Community service is not required; however, preference may be given to applicants with a demonstrated commitment to community service.  Applicant must be first in family to attend college; applicants’ family income less than $50,000.  Applicants who attend Flint Community Schools and or high schools and neighborhoods that traditionally don’t have many students attend U-M Flint (i.e., Mount Morris, Beecher, and Westwood Heights School Districts).  Preference may be given to participants in state or federal early-awareness or college readiness programs typically based on socioeconomic status.

Carson, Sonya Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the Rachor Family Foundation, Ltd. in recognition of Sonya Carson. Applicants must be current residents of Genesee County. Applicants must also be non-traditional students with an interruption between high school and college of at least two years. Financial need will be considered.  

Catto, Betty Bishop Scholarship Fund: Financial assistance for full- or part-time students who are physically challenged or have a learning disability. At least a 2.0 GPA is required.  Applicants must be a Michigan resident and submit verification every year from UM-Flint Accessibility Coordinator.

Cherry Jr., the John D. Public Service Scholarship: Applicants must have been accepted into the Public Administration undergraduate program or the Master of Public Administration program. Completion of 6 credits is required. One letter of reference from leaders of Community Public Service Organizations will be required.  

Dunlap, Walter R. and Bertha F. Memorial Fund: For full-time students enrolled in an undergraduate program with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Students must be Michigan residents. Financial need is considered. 

Esson, John W. and Marion E. Scholarship Fund: Applicants must be an undergraduate sophomore student currently pursuing a degree at UM-Flint. Applicant must have minimum 25 credit hours completed at the time of award with a “B” GPA.

Faculty/Staff Scholarship: For full- or part-time, graduate or undergraduate students. A cumulative GPA of at least 3.5, sophomore or higher standing, and a minimum of 25 credit hours earned at the University of Michigan-Flint are required. Any faculty/staff member may nominate a student by writing a letter of recommendation. Awards are based on academic achievement, goals and character. 

Flint Association of the University of Michigan Alumnae Scholarship: Established to provide assistance to students whose education has been postponed or delayed by at least 2 1/2 years. Students must be degree candidates with a minimum 2.5 GPA and an interview may be required. 

Flint Bowling Association Scholarship: For students at the University of Michigan-Flint who are residents of Genesee County and who demonstrate financial need. Preference is given to students who are members, or are related to members, of the Flint Bowling Association.  

Flint Downtown Host Lions Club Scholarship: Applicants may be either full-time or part-time students who are blind or have a visual impairment. Applicants must document disability with the Accessibility Services Office prior to application. The scholarship selection committee will consist of the Disability Services Coordinator and a minimum of two University of Michigan- Flint faculty and/or staff representatives.

Flint Federation of Women’s Clubs Scholarship: Established in 1996 by the remaining seven members of the Flint Federation of Women’s Clubs. The mission of the Federation is to promote service to the community. Awarded to full-time students with a 3.00 GPA and completion of 55 credit hours. The recipient must demonstrate a commitment to promoting the mission of the Women’s Center at the University. 

Frazier, Fran  Student Travel Scholarship: Funds to assist students’ participating (conference registration, travel, hotel accommodation, meals, immunization, passports, and insurance) in local, state, national, and international conferences.  Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.  

Freeman, Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. Distance Learning Scholarship: Applicants must have completed a minimum of 25 credits hours and achieved a minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA. Can be applied to undergraduate online courses only. 

Freeman, Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. Honors Program Scholarship: For students currently enrolled in the Honors Scholar Program and have completed 36 credit hours.  See the Honors Program Director for consideration.

Freeman, Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. Study Abroad Scholarship: Designated for enrolled UM-Flint students who plan to participate in study abroad courses sponsored and lead by UM-Flint faculty and approved by the International Studies Program Committee. Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and have completed at least 24 credit hours before studying abroad as an undergraduate students; 5.0 GPA and have completed at least 9 credit hours as a graduate student. Honors Program students are not eligible for this scholarship. Visit the International Center to apply.

Freeman, Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. International Student Scholarship: Applicants must be enrolled as full-time international students, seeking a degree at UM-Flint, and have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.
Applicants must hold an appropriate nonimmigrant visa issued by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service that permits the holder to seek a degree to completion from UM-Flint. Citizens of the United States, Michigan residents, refugees lacking visa status and non-citizen permanent residents are not eligible for this scholarship.  

Freeman, Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. Master of Public Administration Scholarship: Applicants must have received full admission into the Master of Public Administration Programs and have completed 12 graduate hours with a GPA of 6.0.  Letters of reference required from two faculty members, at least one from a graduate program faculty member.

Freeman, Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. True Blue Scholars: Applicants must be currently enrolled at UM-Flint with a minimum of 12 credit hours per academic year and 3.0 GPA and complete a True Blue Service Scholar Application once selected. 

Freeman, Emmalyn Ellis Women’s Center Scholarship: For single parents with a minimum 3.5 GPA.  

Genesee Early College Continuing Education Scholarship: For students who participated in the Genesee Early College and who demonstrate high level of academic achievement and who maintain a 3.0 GPA in UM-Flint coursework. Students must enroll full-time to remain eligible.Applications are available through GEC Program Administrators February/March each year.

Golden Key Scholarship: Applicants must be enrolled at the UM-Flint as undergraduate student and a member of UM-Flint’s Chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society.  Preference is given to members who actively participate in the on-campus organization.  Eligible applicants will be requested to provide a supplemental essay between 500-750 words in length, and double spaced, answering one of the following questions: 

a.  How has your involvement in Golden Key changed or affected you as an individual?

b.  How could UM-Flint’s Chapter of Golden Key improve its involvement in the community?

Graham, Natalie Ann Scholarship: Applicants must reside in Genesee County with a minimum of 55 credit hours and have maintained a minimum 2.0 GPA each semester completed at UM-Flint. Preference will be given to students who have had a delay in completing their education and who are highly motivated to completing their degree requirements. Applicants must express his or her interest in being selected as a scholarship recipient in their essay. Within the scholarship application, applicants must outline academic and career goals. Financial need is a consideration in making the award.  

Gruno, Chris Memorial Scholarship: To provide assistance for UM-Flint Hockey Club student(s) with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. In the instance there are no applicants from the UM-Flint Hockey Club, preference will then be given to a graduate of the Early College Program. The applicant must show merit and evidence of a strong commitment to music education.

Gwiazdowski, Edward F. Scholarship: Awarded to full-time education major with at least a 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 scale who will begin student teaching in the upcoming academic year. Applicants must show merit and evidence of a strong commitment to education. Applications taken through the School of Education and Human Services by early July each year.

Haw, Robert and Evelyn Mary Haw Scholarship Fund: Awarded to entering freshmen who have distinguished themselves through exceptional academic achievements. First consideration will go to students whose applications for admission are received before the application deadline. Eligible applicants must meet at least one of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) criteria which establishes independent status. Students meet satisfactory academic progress standards. 

Hayman, Archie L. Award (Educational Opportunity Initiatives Student Award): Provides supplemental support for part-time or full-time students participating in EOI college level programs (Transitions and Support Services, the Transitions Program, Bridges to Success Program, or the Challenge Program) who have a demonstrated need; therefore, students need to have a current FAFSA on file.  

Holt, Edgar B. and Lois Van Zandt Scholarship: Established with contributions honoring Edgar B. Holt, a leader in the Flint community devoted to advocating human rights. For students attending UM-Flint full time with a minimum 3.0 GPA; Community service is not required; however, preference may be given to applicants with a demonstrated commitment to community service.  Applicant must be first in family to attend college; applicants’ family income less than $50,000.  Applicants who attend  Flint Community  Schools and or high schools and neighborhoods that traditionally don’t have many students attend U-M Flint (i.e., Mount Morris, Beecher, and Westwood Heights School Districts).  Preference may be given to participants in state or federal early-awareness or college readiness programs typically based on socioeconomic status. 

Honors Scholarship: For students enrolled in the UM-Flint Honors Program who have completed 36 credit hours. In essay, students are urged to detail major areas of interest, achievements, challenges and goals.  

India Scholarship: Applicants must be currently enrolled at the University of Michigan-Flint. Applicants must outline in the essay portion of their scholarship application their academic and career goals, and their interest in receiving this scholarship. Recipients must have a minimum 3.0 GPA . Applicants must submit a personal statement/essay addressing their academic and career goals, and their interest in receiving this scholarship. Recipients must submit a listing of three references including their name, address, and phone number. Two of the references must be academic, with one community reference.

Kallis, Harold and Agape Scholarship: For full-time students with a minimum 3.0 GPA who are residents of Genesee County. Financial need is not a consideration.

King/Chavez/Parks Future Faculty Program: Fellowship program intended for underrepresented students with regular admission to any of the University of Michigan-Flint Masters programs. Qualified candidates may receive up to $15,000 over a two and one half year period. 

Kleinpell Family Scholarship: Established to assist undergraduate students at the University of Michigan-Flint. Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 2.3; incoming freshman must have a minimum GPA of 2.3. 

Leo Scholarship: The lecturers’ Employee Organization is a labor union representing the non tenure-track faculty of the University of Michigan, including UM-Flint.  Leo has established this scholarship to assist students in pursuing their education and life goals. The scholarship is open to all sophomore standing and above undergraduates, whether full or part time, who are either members of or the dependent of a member of a labor union. First preference is given to dependents of LEO members.  Applicants must submit a separate essay detailing why labor unions are important in the U.S.

M Club of Greater Flint Scholarship Fund: Applicant must be currently enrolled at the University of Michigan-Flint with at least 12 undergraduate credits earned and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and reside in Genesee, Lapeer, or Shiawassee, counties. 

Malcolm X Scholarship: Applicants must be a transfer student from Mott Community College with 62 transfer credits. Applicants must be non-traditional students, defined as having experienced an interruption in studies for more than two years between high school and college. Applicants must be enrolled at least half-time. Preference will be given to applicants with dependent children. Applicants must be taking at least 6 credit hours. Applicants must submit, as part of their application, a report of no more than two pages which highlights Malcolm X’s life, values, and teachings. Reports must be presented in the standard 8x12 size, Times New Roman font, with one inch margins. Report should be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid by the application deadline. Applicants must also submit a recommendation letter from an organization for which they are doing community service. Financial need is a consideration.  

McCree, Floyd J. Scholarship: Established with contributions honoring Floyd J. McCree, who was an advocate for social causes and social justice, a dedicated public servant and committed to helping others. Applicants must be enrolled for a minimum of six credit hours with a 3.0 GPA. Community service is not required; however, preference may be given to applicants with a demonstrated commitment to community service.  Applicant must be first in family to attend college; applicants’ family income less than $50,000.  Applicants who attend Flint Community Schools and or high schools and neighborhoods that traditionally don’t have many students attend U-M Flint (i.e., Mount Morris, Beecher, and Westwood Heights School Districts).  Preference may be given to participants in state or federal early-awareness or college readiness programs typically based on socioeconomic status.

McKenze, Victoria University of Michigan-Flint Student Government Council Scholarship: Applicants must be UM-Flint students with a minimum of 55 credit hours, and have a cumulative 2.5 GPA. Applicants must have demonstrated campus leadership qualities that have significantly contributed to and enhanced the quality of life for students at UM-Flint. A personal statement/essay and two letters of reference are required.  

McKinnon, Leonard A. and Zelpha E. Scholarship: Available to full- or part-time students who have at least a 3.5 GPA, are Genesee County residents, and have participated in school and/or community activities. Letters of reference are required. Selection is based on academic record, community service, essay and recommendations.  

Mestas, Juan E. Scholarship for Academic Excellence and Community Engagement: Established by Chancellor Juan E. Mestas to honor UM-Flint students who have demonstrated high academic excellence and who have distinguished themselves for their community. Applicants should participate as students in activities that address the needs and improve the quality of our neighboring communities.  

Moeller, William and Kathryn Scholarship Fund: Applicants must be undergraduate students who have a minimum 2.3 GPA. First consideration will be given to those students who demonstrate financial need.  

Morgan, Carl and Sarah Graduate Student Scholarship: Applicants must be admitted into the UM-Flint Graduate program with at least a 3.3 GPA as an undergraduate or a 6.0 GPA as a graduate student. One letter of reference is required.

Mukkamala, Bobby & Kulkarni, Nita (Doctors) Health Professions Scholarship: Applicants must graduates of the Genesee Early College Program and have accumulated a minimum of 30 UM-Flint credit hours with a 3.0 GPA.  Students must be full time and demonstrate financial need. Scholarship can be used toward tuition, fees, and books.
  
Nartel Family: Available to full- or part-time students who are Genesee County residents and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Financial need is a consideration.  

Nelms, Jeanetta & Charlie Scholarship: Applicants may be full-time or part-time students, either undergraduate or graduate standing. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants must have demonstrated a commitment to leadership, community involvement, and scholarship. Scholarship awards are based on financial need.  

Nelson, Conny E. Memorial Scholarship Fund: Established in memory of Conny E. Nelson, Chancellor of the University of Michigan-Flint, 1980-83. The scholarship helps support study in a non-North American country for students who have completed their sophomore year (54 credits or more). Awards are based on academic achievement and merit of proposed study.  Restricted to non-UM-Flint faculty led programs.

Osher, Bernard Foundation: Founded in 1977 by Bernard Osher, a respected businessman and community leader. Foundation seeks to improve quality of life through support for higher education and the arts, and provides post-secondary scholarship funding to colleges and universities across the nat ion, with special attention to re-entry students. UM-Flint was selected by the Osher Foundation trustees as a recipient of the Osher Re-Entry Scholarship Program.  Awards are based on academic achievement for students who have had to postpone their college education for a minimum of five-year cumulative period.

Piper, Wanda L. and M. Harry Grant Fund: Financial assistance to full- or part-time students whose pursuit of a University degree has been postponed or interrupted for at least two years. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA and show financial need. 

Pointer, Annie Mae Scholarship:  For students who are enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours) at UM-Flint and a GPA of 2.5.  Community service is not required; however, preference may be given to applicants with a demonstrated commitment to community service.  Applicant must be first in family to attend college; applicants’ family income less than $50,000.  Applicants who attend Flint Community Schools and or high schools and neighborhoods that traditionally don’t have many students attend U-M Flint (i.e., Mount Morris, Beecher, and Westwood Heights School Districts).  Preference may be given to participants in state or federal early-awareness or college readiness programs typically based on socioeconomic status.

Roberson, Joe Endowed Scholarship Fund: Applicants must be residents of Genesee County, and admitted to the University of Michigan-Flint with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  

Rotary Club of Flint Scholarship: For students who have graduated from a Flint or Genesee County high school in the past two years after attending these schools for at least the final two years of their high school education. A minimum 3.25 adjusted GPA, involvement in school and/or community service activities, and the intent to remain in the Flint/Genesee County area after completion of college are required.  

Rubenstein, Gilbert Attorney at Law Scholarship Fund: Applicants must be enrolled at the University of Michigan–Flint in any pre-law program and be in good standing. It is preferred if the students graduate from a high school in Genesee, Shiawassee or Lapeer counties, and have performed a service for their community. Students must submit a separate 1-2-page double-spaced written paper describing an interest in pursuing law as a profession. 

Saab, Ghassan and Manal Signature Blue Service Scholarship: Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicant must be committed to serving a minimum four hours a week for two full semesters per academic year, through curricular or co-curricular service based activities coordinated through University Outreach. 

Schneberger, Kathleen A. Scholarship Fund: For students who are at least 25 years old, who have completed 30 or more credit hours with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and are enrolled for at least six credit hours. Awards are based on financial need. 

Scholarship for Excellence: For students who exhibit strong academic excellence and student leadership involvement on campus and in their community.  Supported by the Student Government at UM-Flint and awarded at the annual recognition ceremony in the Spring. Applications taken through Student Life during March each year.

SEIU Local 591 Scholarship: Designated for UM-Flint students who are current members of SEIU Local 591, or the spouses, children or grandchildren of current or former Local 591 SEIU members. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and submit documentation that verifies that they are current SEIU Local 591 members, the spouses, the children or grandchildren of a current or former SEIU Local 591 member. 

SEIU Local 591 Scholarship for Mott College Transfers: Designated for Mott Community College transfer students who are current SEIU Local 591 members, or the spouses, children or grandchildren of a current or former SEIU Local 591 member. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and submit documentation that verifies that they are current SEIU Local 591 members, the spouses, children or grandchildren of a current or former SEIU Local 591 member. 

Shulman, Leanard B. Travel Award: Established to assist Honors Program students in international travel to further their education at the University of Michigan-Flint. Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student in the Honors Program with a minimum GPA of 3.5. Travel must be completed prior to completion of an educational program and is in connection with the student’s educational program, or in furtherance of their educational experience. Visit the Honors Program Director for consideration.

Skaff, Woodrow W. Scholarship: Applicants must be full-time UM-Flint students who have a cumulative 3.0 GPA, and are residents of Genesee County who have graduated from a Flint Community School. Scholarship awards will be based upon financial need. 

Smith, Lavoy C. Memorial Scholarship: For students who have been enrolled in Genesee Early College Program at the time of application and who are admitted to UM-Flint. Must demonstrate a consistent and high level of commitment to community and school activities, and volunteer work. Students must have successfully completed a minimum of 12 credit hours with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference is given to full-time students. Applicants must identify two references (name, title, agency, address, and telephone number) from school or community service agency staff members directly involved with the applicant’s school and/ or community service activity. Refer to the GEC Program Coordinator for consideration.

Stone, Esther C. Study Abroad Scholarship: Designated to support students participating in approved study abroad courses sponsored and led by the University of Michigan-Flint faculty and approved by the Study  Abroad Program Committee. Applicants must have completed at least 24 credit hours at UM-Flint prior to participating in the IGS Program. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required as an undergraduate student. A minimum cumulative GPA of 5.0 with 9 credit hours completed as a graduate student.  Apply through the International Center; applications are taken December/January each year.  

Stone, Esther C. Graduate Student Scholarship for Academic Excellence Scholarship: For students admitted to a University of Michigan-Flint graduate program who have completed all prerequisite courses and have a minimum of 12 hours of graduate credit. In addition to the scholarship application, students must submit a maximum one page personal statement as to why they qualify for the award, two letters of reference from faculty familiar with their academic work, and transcripts. The application deadline is May 1.  

Student Government Council Service Scholarship: Intended to recognize those students who demonstrate a commitment to maintaining a keen balance in their academic, social and volunteer pursuits. Current SGC members and those who served within the previous twelve months are not eligible for this scholarship.  

Student Housing Scholarship: Established to provide financial assistance to students who utilize campus housing. Applicants must be full-time students who are in good academic standing. 

Students Moving the UCEN Forward Scholarship for Emerging Leaders: Offered to full-time students with freshman class standing who possess a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA.  Students must submit two letters of recommendation (one letter from a University of Michigan –Flint Faculty and one letter from a Supervisor or Mentor).  Applicants need to demonstrate financial need and funds may be used to pay for tuition, books, UM-Flint student housing.

Thum, Reinhard Scholarship: For students enrolled in the UM-Flint Honors Program with at least sophomore standing and a minimum 3.5 GPA. Students to outline in their major areas of interest, goals, achievements, and challenges in their essay.  

Tomasi, Dominic Memorial Scholarship: For students who are residents of Genesee County enrolled full-time at either the Ann Arbor or Flint campus or who have participated in varsity sports and extracurricular or community service activities. Selection is based on character, which reflects positively on the University of Michigan-Flint, activities and financial need. Paper applications will be available (after the first of each year with a mid-May deadline) at the financial aid web-site at www.umflint.edu or in the Office of Financial Aid.

Utley, Harold M. Memorial Scholarship Fund: Awards are based on financial need, school and/or community service activities, and scholastic attainment. Students must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.  

Weinstein, Ann Lande Scholarship: Applicants must have complete 85 credit hours of course work and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants must be returning students whose education was interrupted by a minimum of five-years. 

West Flint Optimist Club Academic Scholarship: For full-time students who are residents of Genesee County, have demonstrated leadership skills in school and community activities, and have a minimum 3.3 GPA.  

Westwood Heights Lions Club Scholarship: For residents of the Westwood Heights Lions Club service area. Selection is based on family income, and requires a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0 and at least sophomore standing.  

Winegarden, Myron and Margaret Scholarship: Established to provide financial assistance for deserving students who share an appreciation of foreign language and those who are studying abroad. Applicants must be full-time students with a minimum of 3.0 GPA. Financial need is not a consideration.

·     Foreign language students should apply through UM-Flint’s on-line scholarship application by mid-February.

·     Students participating in approved study abroad courses sponsored and led by the University of Michigan-Flint faculty and approved by the Study Abroad Advisory Committee apply through the International Center by mid-January. 

Wood, Brenda Duford CPA Scholarship: Applicants must be seeking a degree and must be in good standing at University of Michigan-Flint. Applicants must be a resident of Genesee County. Applicants must be a non traditional student, 25 years of age or older, who have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicant need not be a full time student.  

Wood, Hazel Scholarship Fund: For full-time transfer students who are residents of Genesee County. A minimum 3.2 GPA is required and financial need is considered. 

Wright, Dr. Douglas L. Memorial Scholarship: Applicants must be full-time, University of Michigan-Flint students who  have maintained a GPA of 3.0 based on 4.0 scale for all completed course work. Community service is not required; however, preference may be given to applicants with a demonstrated commitment to community service.  Applicant must be first in family to attend college; applicants’ family income less than $50,000.  Applicants who attend Flint Community Schools and or high schools and neighborhoods that traditionally don’t have many students attend U-M Flint (i.e., Mount Morris, Beecher, and Westwood Heights School Districts).  Preference may be given to participants in state or federal early-awareness or college readiness programs typically based on socioeconomic status.

Wright, Lillian B. and Bruce E. Memorial Scholarship: For adult returning students at the University of Michigan-Flint with a major or minor in political science or public administration, or who have been actively involved in the political process at the local, state or national level. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required.  

Zick, William and Margaret Scholarship: Applicants must be full-time or part-time student. Applicants must have a minimum 2.8 GPA or, for entering freshman, a high school GPA of 3.2. Financial need is a consideration. Applicants can reapply but must continue to meet scholarship criteria.

University Honors Scholar Program Scholarships

Students of superior academic ability compete for acceptance into these two- or four-year programs. All Honors Program students receive scholarships not based on financial need provided they continue to satisfy the program’s rigorous standards. Interested entering and currently enrolled freshmen or students transferring to the University of Michigan-Flint should obtain details from:

Director of the Honors Program
Room 517, David M. French Hall
University of Michigan-Flint
Flint, Michigan 48502-1950
(810) 424-5463

Extended Hours Program

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Normal business hours for the University of Michigan-Flint are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. throughout the year.

Various departments have extended business hours throughout the year. Please check with the units for their hours of operation.

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