Welcome students!

Congratulations on your decision to pursue a higher education degree. Attending college is no doubt one of the greatest investments in your future that you can make, and finding the right match to meet your academic goals and financial needs is the first step down the exciting road that lies ahead of you. At the Office of Financial Assistance Services we are committed to helping students pursue their educational goals by coordinating the administration of federal, state, and institutional aid in order to maximize student funding resources.

We understand that as a college student you will be faced a lot of new demands, and the financial aid process in particular can be one of the more challenging aspects of the college experience. However, I and the rest of the UM financial aid staff are dedicated to helping you manage your financial needs in as seamless and uncomplicated a way as possible. That is why we have designed this website with you in mind. We trust that within these pages you will find all the information you will need in order to make an informed decision, as well as the appropriate steps and procedures to applying for financial assistance.

But more than just giving you access to the right information, we are also dedicated to building a relationship with our students and their parents. As we get to know each other, please feel free to call, email, or stop by our office whenever you have any questions regarding your financial situation. Our staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and eager to be of assistance.

We wish you great success in the coming few years. We are certain that you are going to have an exciting and rewarding time as a member of the U family!


Raymond E. Nault-Hix
Associate Dean of Enrollment Management
and Executive Director Financial Assistance Services