Student Support

Transforming Students: Powering Our Region

A scholarship provides more than just money. It offers a sense of hope. It inspires confidence. And it sparks positive change.

Nearly 70 percent of University of Michigan-Dearborn students receive some sort of financial aid. For many, attending UM-Dearborn would not be possible without that help. Tuition assistance helps prepare the Leaders and Best for tomorrow’s challenges, enabling them to pursue their dreams to cure disease, start a business, empower children through education or build electric vehicles.

Students are the heart of our great university. They also are our gift to the future—victors for our world. Nearly 80 percent of our alumni remain in the region after graduation, making important contributions to the economic, civic and cultural revitalization of southeast Michigan. These business and community leaders are the university’s single greatest achievement and its greatest contribution to the metropolitan area it serves.

Student support is a key fundraising priority for the university, which has set an ambitious goal of generating $18 million for this critical need.

All gifts are valued and counted in the Victors for Michigan campaign, regardless of purpose or size.

Student Support Fast Facts

  • Nearly 70 percent of UM-Dearborn undergraduate students receive some sort of financial aid
  • 37 percent of UM-Dearborn graduate students receive some sort of financial aid
  • 86 percent of UM-Dearborn FTIAC (first time in any college) students receive some sort of financial aid
  • $37 million in financial aid was offered in fall 2014 to incoming freshmen and transfer students
  • Based on Michigan’s 15 public universities, UM-Dearborn graduates leave the university with the lowest amount of student loan debt
  • More than 1,900 scholarships offered

Difference Makers

Our students are improving the lives of others and making an impact in the community. Meet more Difference Makers.

Rachel Leonard
It's really important to give back to the community that gave back to me. I’m an Opportunity Scholar on campus and that makes me want to give back because the university showed they had faith in me by providing me with the scholarship.
Rachel Leonard, ‘18 Communications

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Administration Building (AB)

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43 percent of UM-Dearborn undergraduate students are eligible for the federal Pell Grant.

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