Paying for College

Value of a University of Michigan-Dearborn Degree

UM-Dearborn is a place for success, and we work hard to make our education accessible and affordable. College is an investment in your future, and we recognize the importance of choosing a university that offers you a return on that investment. UM-Dearborn is committed to providing you access to a top-quality education at a great value that will offer you a career path full of opportunities. We are proud that our graduates are not only meeting their career goals, but doing so with lower debt, putting them in a better position upon graduation!

Tuition and Fee Estimates

Financial Aid

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88% of incoming students receive some form of financial aid to help them enroll in and graduate from college.

Financial Aid is any source of funds available to help you pay for college. Whether you’re an incoming or a current student, the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships is here to help you discover ways to pay for college through federal, state, university, and private sources. OFAS maintains multiple financial aid resources that are used to help pay for tuition, books, and other cost of living expenses.

File the FAFSA and Get Help Paying for School

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is your key to need-based financial aid like scholarships, grants, work-study, and loans. It's money from the government and University of Michigan-Dearborn to help you pay for college.

Below provides a timeline.

Additional Types of Financial Aid

Return on Your Investment at UM-Dearborn

The earning power of a University of Michigan degree is continuously proven true by our esteemed alumni. When comparing faculty, quality of education, programs, student life, scholarships, and financial aid, the MICHIGAN degree offers a significant return on investment.

2nd Lowest amount of student debt after graduation among 15 Michigan public universities

Amount of student loan debt after graduation among 15 Michigan public universities.

Source: Project on Student Debt, an initiative of the Institute for College Access

See How We Compare

Learn about the advantages of earning a Michigan degree at UM-Dearborn!

With our metropolitan connections, we are a great destination for developing the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary for a bright future. See how we compare among the other 14 public Michigan Universities below.

University GPA Average In-State Tuition*
UM-Ann Arbor 3.9 $16,404
Michigan Tech 3.8 $17,296
Michigan State 3.7 $15,436
UM-Dearborn 3.7 $14,320
Central Michigan 3.5 $13,200
Western Michigan 3.5 $13,850
Grand Valley State 3.6 $13,952
Oakland 3.5 $14,476
Wayne State 3.4 $14,464
UM-Flint 3.5 $13,008
Saginaw Valley State 3.5 $10,800
Northern Michigan 3.3 $12,648
Eastern Michigan 3.4 $14,555
Lake Superior State 3.2 $13,440
Ferris State 3.3 $13,076

*In-State Tuition based on 2022-2023 Guide To Admissions: Michigan's Public Universities, Promoting the Publics (

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88% of incoming students receive some form of financial aid.