Students come to UDM Law from all over the world. In most cases, a student's financial aid options will depend on his or her citizenship.
U.S. Citizens & Permanent Residents
U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the U.S. may qualify for federal loan programs. All U.S. students need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. When completing the FASFA form, you will need UDM's Federal School Code (E00392). The deadline is April 1 each year.
The options for U.S. students include:
- Federal Stafford Loans - U.S. citizens and permanent residents may qualify for a Federal Stafford Loan. Stafford loans are capped at $20,500 per year. A student must utilize this loan before applying for additional government aid.
- Federal Graduate Plus Loans – Federal Graduate Plus loans are available to meet the difference between the cost of attendance budget and other aid.
Private and Alternative loans
Private and alternative loans are also available but they require a credit check and a co-signer. Either the student or student's co-signer must have acceptable credit.
Students may qualify for external scholarships at UDM Law.
U.S. citizens or permanent residents may qualify for state or federal work study programs. Contact the financial aid office for more details.
U.S. Students in the Canadian & american dual J.D. Program
Financial aid options can be found on the program website.
U.S. Students in the J.D./L.E.D. program studying at ITESM
Students may be eligible for Stafford loans and parents of dependent students can borrow from the Plus Loan program. Contact our financial aid office for further information.
Mexican Citizens in the j.d. program
Mexican citizens are not eligible for U.S. federal aid. Students may borrow alternative loans in the U.S. if they have a U.S. co-signer.
canadian citizens in the j.d. program
Please refer to the UDM Law International Students page.
Canadian Citizens in the dual j.d. program
Please refer to the Dual J.D. website for financial aid information.
Dual Citizens (U.S. and Mexico or U.S. and Canada)
Students who are dual citizens of the U.S. and Canada may be eligible for U.S. federal loans and a provincial loan from the Canadian government with the possibility of a bursary. Dual citizens should contact the financial aid office to determine which nation's loan program best suits their needs. Dual citizens of both the U.S. and Mexico may be eligible to receive aid from both Mexico and the U.S. Please contact the financial aid office for more information.
Other International Citizens
International students may borrow alternative loans only and a U.S. co-signer is needed. A student studying in the U.S. on a student visa does not qualify for U.S. federal loans.
Financial Aid Contact Information
University of Detroit Mercy - Financial Aid Office
(For UDM Law and ITESM questions)
Financial Aid Coordinator
University of Windsor - Financial Aid Office
Ms. Marian Doll
OSAP Award Administrator
(519) 253-3000 ext. 3300
Ms. Yvonne Sinasac
Grad Plus Award Administrator
(519) 253-3000 x 3302