Applying for Financial Aid

Apply for Financial Aid

You are encouraged to apply for financial assistance BEFORE you have been admitted to the School of Dentistry; funds are not committed until you officially enroll.

As an applicant to Detroit Mercy Dental, it is important to complete the free application for financial aid. You do not have to wait to be accepted to complete this process.

Submit Application

  • Submit the application electronically at:
    • Complete your FAFSA early - we would like to have the results from your FAFSA by the end of April
  • Detroit Mercy Dental federal code: 002323
  • Dental Hygiene students must use the University code:  002323

Helpful Hints:

Read and follow the directions carefully. Failure to do so may cost you time in processing and could delay your financial aid award.

  • Complete the entire form. Include all parental information as well.
  • You must complete and submit to the Financial Aid Office documentation of income if you have been selected for verification. Copies of tax returns are no longer accepted. You must request an IRS Tax Return Transcript which is possible by visiting the IRS website at: or by phone at: (800) 908-9946 from (7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
  • Respond immediately to all follow-up requests.

If you do not understand instructions, contact the  Office of Financial Aid.

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    Financial aid is awarded based on a student’s need within federal guidelines.

    Following an offer of admission and after all necessary information has been received, your completed file is reviewed and an award is calculated.

    1. You will receive an electronic Award Letter in your university-assigned email account.
    2. If you agree to accept the offered assistance, electronically sign/accept the award and maintain a copy for your personal records.
    3. The School will electronically certify your Stafford loans upon notification of your accepted award.
    4. You will also be required to complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) for any loans you are receiving along with an entrance counseling at
    5. Your Financial Aid Coordinator will notify you when this is to be done.

    If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.


    Canadian Students

    Canadian citizens do not qualify for U.S. Federal Financial Aid programs unless the applicant is also a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. (“Green Card”).  The University of Detroit Mercy Scholarship and Financial Aid Office has limited information on alternative loans for non-residents of the United States (these loans usually require a U.S. co-signer).

    We suggest Canadian applicants contact financial aid/loan institutions in Canada.  University of Detroit Mercy is an approved professional university outside of Canada and many of our Ontario students receive OSAP.

    Student Support Branch
    Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
    P.O. Box 4500
    189 Red River Road, 4th Floor
    Thunder Bay, ON P7B-6G9
    (807) 343-7260

    For further questions, you may contact our  Office of Financial Aid.