Office of the Provost

Student Tuition and Fees
Effective Fall 2015

Dear University of Michigan Students and Families,

The Board of Regents approved the University's budget and set tuition and fees for the 2015-2016 academic year at their June meeting. As the Regents and the administration develop a budget and set tuition each year, two top priorities are to maintain and advance the excellence of our educational programs and to ensure access to the University by students from all economic backgrounds.

Tuition rates vary by program and student level. Resident undergraduate tuition will rise by 2.7%. Non-resident undergraduate tuition will increase by 3.7%. Tuition for most graduate programs will go up by 2.7%. Resident Hall room and board is separately assessed and will increase at a rate of 3.0%. The new tuition and fee schedule can be found on our website at:

It is important to note this message is not a bill. The email notification for the official bill will be sent the second week in August with payment due for the Fall Term on August 31.

The recently released U.S. Department of Education's College Affordability and Transparency Lists shows that the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor has had increases in tuition and fees over the past three years that are lower than 521 of the 663 public four-year universities in the country.

We have consistently raised financial aid for students with demonstrated need from year to year, and this budget includes an 8.1% increase in centrally awarded financial aid for undergraduates. This includes additional support for both in-state and out-of-state students.

We are mindful of the effects that the continued economic climate may have on our students and their families. If your circumstances have changed, or change over the next year, you may be eligible for assistance even if you did not qualify for financial aid in the past. For detailed information regarding financial aid, please see the Office of Financial Aid website (see below).

For additional information, please see:

Tuition helps support the quality teaching, learning opportunities, undergraduate research experience and respected scholarship that make a University of Michigan education one of the best in the world. Through prudent fiscal management, we are committed to continuing to provide the highest quality education to our students, and to preparing them to be leaders in the 21st century.


Martha E. Pollack
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs


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