The Office of Financial Aid establishes standard student budgets each year as a basis for awarding financial aid funds. These budgets reflect typical "modest but adequate" expense patterns of University of Michigan-Flint students based on research conducted by the Office of Financial Aid. While actual expenses will vary based on your lifestyle and level of enrollment, the estimated costs listed below should assist you in planning your own budget.

Estimated 2015-2016 Full-time Fall/Winter Budget

  Estimated Costs Your Costs

Tuition & Fees*



Room & Board**



Books & Supplies









Total Estimated Budget 


  • Tuition & Fees:  Varies by academic level, enrollment status, and residency status.  May also include course fees.  See

  • Room & Board:  includes estimated expenses for living at home or on your own (food, utilities, etc.)  With parents ($2930) On you own or in student housing ($8706) 

  • Personal/Miscellaneous:  Think about what you will actually spend in a 16 week period.  set yourself a weekly allowance that is economical, yet realistic.

*Actual Tuition and Fees will appear on the student account for all students registered in one or more credits.

**Room and Board will only appear as a charge on the student account if the student is living in a University owned residence hall. 


Individual Budgets

The budget you have been assigned is listed on SIS.  It represents a reasonable estimate of the cost of attending the University of Michigan - Flint.

NOTE:  Tuition and Fees are the only portion of the budget that will show as charges on the student's account except for those students residing on campus.

In order to get a better idea of our budget and to better estimate how much may need to be borrowed we encourage all students to use our Borrowing Smart worksheet .