Learn what expenses make up a budget in financial aid
The cost of attendance or budget in a financial aid award is made up of five expenses: average tuition and fees, average books and supplies, allowances for room and board, transportation and personal and miscellaneous.
One way that students can save money on tuition costs over their college careers is to add an additional class beyond 12 credits. There is a substantial discount beginning at the 13th credit. For example, the credit hour assessment for a 2019-2020 undergraduate is $494 for 1-12 credits and $108 for the 13th credit and beyond. A 5th class could cost as little as $324. Similar savings are available for graduate candidates.
Several of the components remain the same for every full-time student:
- Books and supplies: $ 1,300
- Transportation: $1,876
- Personal and miscellaneous $1,400
Room and board are modest allowances for students who live at home or off-campus.
- At Home $2,262
- Off-Campus $9,048
University of Michigan-Dearborn Tuition and Fee Assessment
|Quick View of Average Full-Time Costs 2019-2020|
|View the Freshman/Sophomore Total Budget|
|Education, Health, and Human Services||$20,100||$32,888|
|Engineering and Computer Science||$22,700||$35,488|
|Arts, Sciences, Letters||$20,100||$32,888|
|Education, Health, and Human Services||$26,886||$39,674|
|Engineering and Computer Science||$29,486||$42,274|
|Arts, Sciences, Letters||$26,886||$39,674|
|View the Junior/Senior Total Budget|
|Education, Health, and Human Services||$21,874||$27,574|
|Engineering and Computer Science||$24,274||$29,974|
|Arts, Sciences, Letters||$21,874||$27,574|
|View the Graduate Total Budget|