Lunch & Learn: Understanding Your Financial Aid Package

October 18, 2023 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Michigan Union, Kuenzel Room, 530 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

Lunch provided!

This session is designed for students who are unfamiliar with or uncomfortable navigating financial aid at the University of Michigan. It is intended to be an introduction to both information about the financial aid process and to the units that students can call on when they need help. We will cover how to read your aid package, how (generally) to budget based on your funding, where to go with questions, and how to apply for emergency funding.

The panel will include representatives from CEW+, The Dean of Students Office, the Office of Financial Aid, and Rackham Graduate School. There will be time for questions and to connect with staff after the discussion.

Moderator: Carisma Ayala, Social Work Intern, CEW+


  • Courtney Reid, MSW, LMSW, Counseling Program Manager, CEW+ 
  • Annie Oldani, LLMSW, Case Manager, Dean of Students
  • Devin Berghorst, Ph.D., Assistant Dean of Students
  • Monet Tiedmann, Financial Aid Assistant Director for Special Programs, Office of Financial Aid
  • Jamyia Barrett, M.A., Conflict Resolution and Academic Relations Specialist, Rackham Graduate School