Go Blue Guarantee

See how affordable a U-M degree can be for you 

Students at UM-Dearborn are eligible for the Go Blue Guarantee - University of Michigan’s landmark promise of free tuition for high-achieving in-state undergraduate students from low-income backgrounds.

For additional information regarding the Go Blue Guarantee, including information for current students, please click on the tab below.

If you have questions, contact umdearborn.goblueguarantee@umich.edu 

The Go Blue Guarantee is a great benefit to our high achieving students, did you know that 70% of first year students with a family income below 65K have a HS GPA above 3.5!  However, we are committed to all of our students, so what can students who don’t qualify expect on average to pay?  

Below are examples of typical tuition support offered to Michigan families beyond the Go Blue Guarantee:

Total Family Income Under 65K,
GPA Below 3.5
97% of admits qualified for aid

$2,000 average tuition paid per year and can be earned by eligible work-study
Total Family Income $65-99K
93% of admits qualified for aid

$7,400 average tuition paid by family
Total Family Income $100K or Over
91% of admits qualified for aid

$10,000 average tuition paid by family
Unknown Family Income
52% of our admits, who did not file a FAFSA

$11,150 average tuition paid by family

*Based on the Fall 2021 Admit Cycle, based on Full-Time Enrollment and Financial Dependency on Parents

"Our campus has been piloting this program for the past year aligned with our need-first financial aid strategy. Today’s announcement of the extension of the Go Blue Guarantee will help to supplement the already significant investment that UM-Dearborn has been providing during the pilot program,” Grasso said. “We are grateful for the leadership of President Schlissel, the Regents and our philanthropic partners for bringing this important initiative to our campus."

- Domenico Grasso, Chancellor 

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