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.

University-wide Scholarships

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.

Federal Financial Aid

United States citizens and permanent residents may apply for need-based loans and grants by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  For questions or additional information about financial aid programs, please visit 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.

Meet Recent Scholarship Recipients

College of Business Graduate Office

166 - Fairlane Center South
19000 Hubbard Drive
Dearborn, MI 48126
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