Tips and Advice

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Subscribing to Family Matters Newsletter

Whether your first loved one has left for Ann Arbor or you know a pack of current Wolverines, we recognize that navigating changes can be hard.

The University of Michigan Division of Student Life designed our Family Matters Newsletter to help you feel more connected to your Wolverine and give you a glimpse of campus life.

Your student’s life Beyond the Diag

Is your student living in an off-campus apartment this year? If so, you might want to encourage them to look into renter’s insurance. According to Student Life’s Student Legal Services, renter’s insurance is a bargain, helping students in the event of an unexpected event in their apartment such as a fire or theft. 

Tuition insurance available for the 2022-23 academic year

The cost of tuition can be substantial, and students may need to withdraw from a term due to an injury, illness, or flare-up of a chronic condition. The U-M Tuition Insurance Plan is a voluntary insurance available to students on the Ann Arbor campus that can assist in these circumstances.

A sweet surprise

Michigan Dining is offering parents, families and supporters of Wolverines a new way to send sweet relief throughout the academic year. Surprise your student with a SnackMagic box! With a wide variety of products, including pre-assembled themed boxes, and countless ways to customize, help fuel your student’s success.

Exploring interests, planning the future 

If your student is in the exploration stage of their education and career planning, they may want to use i-plan from the U-M Career Center to explore interests and much more. Consisting of three areas of focus -- Your Story, Your Community, and Your Presentation -- the i•plan™ represents the many small things your student can do throughout their time at U-M that build toward a fulfilling career. 

The Career Center also offers:

Take Time Before You Sign

It may just be the beginning of Winter semester, but if your student is thinking of looking to live off campus next year, it is never too early to start the process.

Beyond The Diag, Student Legal Services, First Year Experience and Fraternity & Sorority Life have teamed up to put together an eye-catching and informative campaign -- The Take Time Before You Sign -- to  help students successfully navigate the house-hunting process. 

Cares Funding Available to Students

U-M students who have encountered unexpected financial costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible to apply for emergency funding from the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

This Congressional relief package is intended to address the economic fallout from the pandemic, and can be applied for on Wolverine Access.

Conduct Student Business Online

As the fall term approaches, the Office of Financial Aid, Student Financial Services, and the Registrar’s Office are committed to serving your student in convenient, efficient, and safety-conscious ways.
Did you know your student can conduct most of their business online and on-demand? As your student starts to make their plans to return to campus, we encourage everyone to learn more about these online alternatives to conducting student business in person.