Michigan Residents

Many students and families across the country are concerned about the rising cost of college. Before you make any major decisions about your future, we want to make sure that you know about your many options at the University of Michigan.

U-M’s mission as a public university remains truer than ever. We are working hard to keep higher education affordable and accessible — especially for residents of the State of Michigan.

Making Michigan an Affordable Choice

For many families, the published price of tuition is not the cost that they will be expected to pay. U-M is the only public university in Michigan to cover 100 percent of demonstrated financial need of in-state students.* Our high student retention and graduation rates—the best among all Michigan colleges and universities—makes U-M an exceptional value for these families.

*You must apply by the deadline and accept all of the aid that we offer. Demonstrated financial need is determined after you fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS Financial Aid PROFILE.

Commitment to Financial Aid

In an effort to contain costs for families, U-M recently made the smallest in-state tuition increase in nearly 30 years and the largest-ever increase in financial aid.

With commitment like this, the average total cost to attend U-M (tuition and fees, room and board, books and personal expenses) costs less today than it did five years ago for many in-state students who receive need-based aid.

Myths & Misconceptions
Addresses common misconceptions about U-M’s affordability and financial aid to help clarify what funding opportunities are available for in-state students.
Family Profiles
Family Profiles provide general numbers and averages that reflect the total costs for the 2016-2017 school year.

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