Financial Aid Budget

Each year the Financial Aid Office determines a budget/cost of attendance that projects average costs for tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other expenses. Budgets are used to represent student differences with regards to residency, enrollment and academic level. All financial aid awards are based on budgets for full-time attendance and adjusted at the census.

The sample budgets below represent average costs for the 2015-2016 year. These budgets are based on 15 credits/semester for undergraduate students and 9 credits/semester for graduate and doctoral students.


Sample Undergraduate Budgets

Michigan Resident

Living On-Campus/Off-Campus

Tuition & Fees: $11,360

Room & Board: $6,400

Books & Supplies: $700

Transportation: $1,320

Personal Expenses: $470

Loan Fees: $50

Total: $20,300

Non-Michigan Resident

Living On-Campus/Off-Campus

Tuition & Fees: $16,168

Room & Board: $6,400

Books & Supplies: $700

Transportation: $1,320

Personal Expenses: $470

Loan Fees: $50

Total: $25,108

Michigan Resident

Commuting from Parent Home

Tuition & Fees: $11,360

Room & Board: $1,200

Books & Supplies: $700

Transportation: $1,320

Personal Expenses: $470

Loan Fees: $50

Total: $15,100


Sample Graduate Budgets

Michigan Resident

Living On-Campus/Off-Campus

Tuition & Fees: $10,908

Room & Board: $9,600

Books & Supplies: $500

Transportation: $1,280

Personal Expenses: $600

Loan Fees: $110

Total: $23,018

Non-Michigan Resident

Living On-Campus/Off-Campus

Tuition & Fees: $14,436

Room & Board: $9,600

Books & Supplies: $500

Transportation: $1,280

Personal Expenses: $620

Loan Fees: $110

Total: $26,546

Michigan Resident

Commuting from Parent Home

Tuition & Fees: $10,908

Room & Board: $1,600

Books & Supplies: $500

Transportation: $1,280

Personal Expenses: $620

Loan Fees: $110

Total: $15,018


Sample Doctoral Budgets

Michigan Resident

Living On-Campus/Off-Campus

Tuition & Fees: $18,486

Room & Board: $9,600

Books & Supplies: $600

Transportation: $1,280

Personal Expenses: $710

Loan Fees: $400

Total: $31,076

Non-Michigan Resident

Living On-Campus/Off-Campus

Tuition & Fees: $24,414

Room & Board: $9,600

Books & Supplies: $600

Transportation: $1,280

Personal Expenses: $710

Loan Fees: $400

Total: $37,004

Michigan Resident

Commuting from Parent Home

Tuition & Fees: $18,486

Room & Board: $1,600

Books & Supplies: $600

Transportation: $1,280

Personal Expenses: $710

Loan Fees: $400

Total: $23,076