In making your plans to enroll at the University of Michigan and to better manage your process, the following estimated costs and fees will help you determine you and your family’s potential financial plans. In addition, you can use the U-M Net Price Calculator, to get an early estimate of your full-time cost of attendance and financial aid at U-M.
Our application fee is $75. You may request a fee waiver on the Common Application.
2017-18 Estimated Tuition and Fees
Resident (LSA freshman/sophomore): $14,826
Non-Resident (LSA freshman/sophomore): $47,476
Resident (LSA junior/senior): $16,696
Non-Resident (LSA junior/senior): $50,808
Room and Board
Standard Double $11,198
Note: There is no resident/non-resident distinction in the University’s housing fees. Fees vary based on room type assigned.
Books and Supplies
Note: these costs include all potential books, supplies, learning technology and other resources you might need. Because they vary, the figure above represents an average number and is subject to change.
The University of Michigan encourages the application and enrollment of undocumented students who are academically excellent and accomplished in extracurricular endeavors.
To apply to attend U-M, complete the Common Application or Coalition Application. Please note that there is no advantage to submitting one over the other. If you do not have a Social Security Number, leave the field blank.
Applicants who are currently in the DACA Status (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) will need to select "Other" for your citizenship status. List your citizenship and select "Other Visa Type" from the Currently Held United States Visa selection. Since deferred action does not provide an individual with lawful status, please complete the rest of the field.
Detailed guidelines for qualifying for in-state tuition are available from the U-M Office of the Registrar. These guidelines provide an alternative test for establishing in-state tuition eligibility based on attendance at Michigan high schools and Michigan middle or junior high schools, and matriculation at the University within 28 months of high school. For more information, visit the Registrar's website.
Most financial aid, including federal, state and institutional aid, requires recipients to be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens. There is limited U-M need-based financial aid for undocumented students. For application information, contact the U-M Office of Financial Aid at 734-763-6600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may wish to visit the U-M Office of Financial Aid Private Scholarships page to search for private funding opportunities. Each of these listings has separate criteria for individual scholarships. Check for opportunities that may be available through your admitting school or college. In addition, the FinAid.org website offers background, resources and other information for undocumented students: www.finaid.org/otheraid/undocumented.phtml. A full web resource list for undocumented students can be found below.
Following are key contacts in these areas at U-M for additional questions:
For questions about residency:
Janet Cruz, Residency Classification Coordinator
U-M Office of the Registrar, Residency Classification Office
1210 LS&A Building, 500 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Tel: (734) 764-1400
For questions about applying to the University:
Monique Washington, Director of Graduate School Admissions
Rackham Graduate School
1020 Rackham Bldg., 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070
Tel: (734) 647-8017
For questions about financial aid:
Vickie Crupper, Associate Director for Client Services
U-M Office of Financial Aid 2500 Student Activities Bldg.
515 E. Jefferson St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Tel: (734) 763-6600
Web resource list:
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) presidental order in June 2012 allows certain eligible undocumented young people to request deferred action and temporary relief from deportation. Discussions are continuing at the federal legislative level and in some states about the DREAM Act (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors), which would provide a pathway to citizenship for undocumented youth. More information about these can be found at the following websites:
- UM Office of Financial Aid
- National Immigration Law Center Access to Higher Education Toolkit
- Immigration Policy Center (American Immigration Council) DACA Resource page
- Immigration Policy Center (American Immigration Council) DACA Online Fact Checks
- Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education reports on undocumented students and the DREAM Act
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DACA guidelines and filing process)