Spouses now eligible for Dependent Tuition Scholarship

July 30, 2010

Beginning this fall, faculty and staff members’ spouses and other qualified adults will be eligible to participate in UM-Dearborn’s popular Dependent Tuition Scholarship Program.

About to enter its fifth year on campus, the Dependent Tuition Scholarship Program offers dependents of regular part- and full-time staff and faculty members a 50 percent tuition scholarship when they enroll in undergraduate courses as degree-seeking undergraduate students, as long as they qualify for admission and have met the prerequisites.

Previously, dependent children and dependent children of spouses or domestic partners living in the home were eligible for the program.  The UM-Dearborn Faculty Senate recently suggested this program enhancement.

Now, spouses and other qualified adults also will be able to participate on a pilot basis, with a maximum of 15 people admitted annually in an academic year. The new program guidelines to include spouse and other qualified adults will be evaluated after two years. 

“The enhancement to the Dependent Tuition Scholarship Program exemplifies the campus community’s commitment to education,” said Daniel Little, chancellor.  “The university remains committed to providing an accessible and quality education to all students and listening to suggestions from faculty and staff that work to advance the mission of the university.”

The Dependent Tuition Scholarship Program is administered through a partnership among the Office of Admissions and Orientation, the Office of Financial Aid and the Office of Human Resources.

Those interested in the scholarship are required to apply through the Office of Admissions and Orientation using the Supplemental Information Form. The deadline to submit the form is no later than the first day of the term.  However, students are encouraged to submit the form as soon as possible.

The Dependent Tuition Scholarship applies to tuition only; the student must pay all other fees and costs.

There is no limit to the number of credits that may be taken each semester under the scholarship program, but the student will only be eligible for up to eight semesters of this award. This scholarship is restricted to Michigan residents who are U.S. citizens/permanent residents.