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Cost of Attendance for Graduate Students

The cost of attendance for graduate students is based on standard student budgets that the University's Office of Financial Aid establishes each year. The links to estimated costs below can assist you in planning your own budget. Estimated costs are updated annually.

The estimate includes average tuition for graduate students. Actual tuition will vary according to the school or college of your degree program, whether you are a resident of Michigan or non-resident, and your level of study (i.e., whether you are a precandidate or candidate).

More detailed information can be found on the Office of Financial Aid website.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition and fees for each academic year are set by the U-M Board of Regents. For tuition rate purposes, full-time for graduate study is defined as 9 credit hours per term.

Persons who are not candidates for a degree may be admitted by Rackham to a program as a non-candidate for degree (NCFD) student. NCFD students may take no more than two courses per term for no more than two terms. Tuition and fees for a 3 credit-hour course will vary based on school or college and residency.

Current full- and part-time tuition and fees for all U-M schools and colleges are available from the Office of the Registrar.

For residency questions, contact the Office of the Registrar. See Student Financial Services for information about your U-M account, eBill, installment payment plans, and FAQs about new payment due dates.


The University of Michigan Housing Information Office provides detailed schedules of Graduate and Family Housing room and board options and rates.

The Ann Arbor community offers many options for off-campus living arrangements.