Tuition, Scholarships and Financial Aid
The University of Michigan-Dearborn has a long-standing commitment to making higher education affordable.
All College of Business courses are taught by faculty rather than teaching assistants. As a result, we do not offer graduate assistantships to College of Business graduate students.
We encourage our graduate students to explore each of the following funding resources:
Non-Resident Tuition Scholarship
The Non-Resident Tuition Scholarship, for students who do not qualify as residents of the State of Michigan, covers up to 80% of the difference between the residential and non-residential graduate tuition rate. This scholarship is renewable in subsequent terms, up to the number of credits in the student’s degree program. Students must meet GPA, employment, and other criteria listed on the application form.
Application deadlines are November 15, March 15, and July 15 for each subsequent term.
College of Business Graduate Admission Scholarship
The College of Business offers a merit-based scholarship to a few outstanding newly-admitted students each year. The scholarship covers the cost of tuition at the in-state rate for the recipients' 5th, 10th, and if applicable 15th 3-credit courses.
Recipients are selected during the admission process, based primarily on high GPA, extensive work experience, and high GMAT or GRE scores (if required for admission).
There is no separate application. Recipients will usually be notified within a few weeks of our initial admission offer. Unfortunately, if you don't hear from us about this scholarship, this means we were not able to offer it to you.
Recipients are expected to complete at least five courses each year, typically two in the fall term, two in the winter term, and one in a summer half-term.
Students are not eligible to receive both this scholarship and the Non-Resident Tuition Scholarship.
Scholarships for UM Employees
The University of Michigan-Dearborn provides a UM employee scholarship valued at 25% of tuition and fees for all U-M employees (Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Flint, and Health System). This scholarship is awarded in addition to the 75% of tuition and fees, provided with UM Tuition Support Policy, to equal 100% of tuition and fees, up to the number of credit hours allowed in your department each semester.
UM-Dearborn proudly offers thousands of scholarships each year to deserving students. Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, leadership, community service, financial need, special talents, or other criteria. Students are encouraged to actively research all scholarship opportunities which are applicable.
Students may be eligible to apply for additional graduate scholarships offered through the Office of Financial Aid.
Scholarships for Continuing College of Business Graduate Students
In addition to the financial aid and scholarships available to all university students, the following scholarships are available to current graduate students in the College of Business. The deadline to apply for these scholarships is March 1.
The Board of Advisors Endowed Scholarship was established by the College of Business Board of Advisors in 2015 to provide support to graduate and undergraduate students in the College of Business. When applying for the award, applicants must submit a written statement explaining why they are requesting scholarship support.
The Bruce Klimek Scholarship was established in 1985 in memory of Bruce Klimek (’83 BBA) by his parents, Ernest and Mary Klimek. Scholarships of approximately $1,000 are awarded to students majoring in accounting with junior standing or higher, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, demonstrate an interest in obtaining a CPA and are enrolled full-time in the fall semester.
The Hartmann Family Entrepreneurship Scholarship awards up to $1,500 per year to College of Business students who are Michigan residents and have an interest in entrepreneurial studies and business ownership. Applicants must be in good standing, be enrolled in at least 6 credits for the fall semester and have a GPA of at least 3.0. Applicants must provide a one-page statement that explains their interest in entrepreneurial studies and business ownership and describe how the scholarship will help accomplish specific academic and career goals.
The Rebecca Ann Campbell Memorial Scholarship was established in 2007 by Rebecca’s parent, William and Doris Campbell, to honor her memory. Rebecca earned her BSA from UM-Dearborn in 1989, and the degree was the starting point for her career in information technology. The scholarship provides varying awards based on the applicant’s need and merit, and is open to students in any discipline in the College of Business. Scholarship recipients must be enrolled full-time in the fall semester.
This scholarship provides scholarship support to students in the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Business who have completed or are starting an internship.
This gift was given by Lelahni Wessinger, in memory of her husband, John Wessinger. Mr. Wessinger joined the staff at the University of Michigan Dearborn Campus as the Director of the Business Internship Program in the early 1970s where he placed many students in authentic business opportunities throughout the Detroit Metropolitan area. It was a source of great pride throughout his life that he was able to play such a key role in launching the careers of so many of his students.
The Richard E. Czarnecki Endowed Scholarship awards approximately $500 annually to a student in good standing, who has demonstrated financial need, is majoring in accounting or finance, and is enrolled full-time in the fall semester. Completion of the FAFSA is required, as financial need is a consideration.
The Tarik S. Daoud Management Scholarship was established to provide support for students enrolled full-time in the fall semester in the College of Business. The average scholarship award is $1,000. Eligible students must be residents of Michigan and reside in Wayne, Oakland or Macomb counties. Applicants must document an interest in Management Studies and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
The Detroit Chapter of the Tax Executives Institute (TEI) generously funds one $2,500 scholarship to a graduate or undergraduate student pursuing an accounting degree with a concentration and interest in taxation. Students must be of junior standing or higher, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5, demonstrate financial need and be enrolled full-time in the fall semester. Completion of the FAFSA is required, as financial need is the priority consideration.
This gift honors William Martin’s tenure as dean of the College of Business at UM-Dearborn from 1976-1985. This scholarship will be awarded to a College of Business student and will be awarded at the discretion of the College of Business Scholarship committee.