Detroit Guide

Detroit Guide

Your passport to the city. Click the image to check out our guide for helpful hints to make the most of your Detroit experience.

Student Service Center

Student Service Center

Students are able to access a variety of resources in one place, including Admissions, Dual J.D., Financial Aid, Multicultural Affairs, Registrar, and Student Affairs and Services.

No Better Place to Make Connections

No Better Place to Make Connections

For the fifth year in a row, UDM Law 2Ls and 3Ls stepped forward to mentor the Fall 2014 first-year class. Student-to-student mentors help incoming students make the transition to law school, introduce them to new friends, and engage them in the life of the school.

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As Financial Aid is basically anything you don’t pay out of your pocket, the sources of financial aid are many. However, on the Graduate/Professional Level, most aid comes either from the federal government, private banks or the University itself. On the federal level, the bulk of financial assistance is in the form of loans. Private banking agencies may provide alternative loans for students who do not qualify for federal student loans. University assistance is usually in the form of scholarships. Both the federal government and the University provide some assistance in the way of student employment (work study and non-work study jobs) that allow students to earn some of the funds they need to meet their total cost of attendance.

The list below outlines the most common types of aid, however, students should not overlook possibilities such as job-related benefits through employers or unions; outside scholarships through charitable or community groups and foundations; vocational rehabilitation benefits for students with disabilities; VA benefits and more.


            Federal Direct Stafford Loans

            Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans

            Federal Perkins Loans

            Private Alternative Loans

            Canadian Student Loans


            Law School Scholarships

            Private Scholarships

Student Employment Programs

Other Programs

            VA Benefits

            Vocational Rehabilitation Programs

All federal loans require entrance counseling and a promissory note prior to disbursement of the loan and an exit counseling session at the time the student leaves school. More information about all federal financial aid programs is available online at