As part of the partnership arrangement with Utica Community Schools, UM-Flint will provide partial funding support for DEEP programs which will reduce tuition and fee costs to students/parents by 27+%.
Equally important, a portion of the per pupil state funding (foundation allowance) Utica Community Schools receives will be used to further defray tuition/fee costs for participating DEEP students. Utica school officials estimate that in 2015-2016, students participating in the full-year 13-credit DEEP program in Pre-Engineering or Medical Sciences programs will incur an approximate cost of $300 - $475. In both programs, the purchase of textbooks will be the student’s responsibility. Textbooks are projected at $400 for the year, presuming purchase of used texts or rental of texts when that option is available. Note also that DEEP students typically will reduce their high school schedules by three courses in order to accommodate the college course schedule and travel time.
For purposes of comparison, regular tuition, fees, and textbooks for a traditional UM-Flint student enrolled in the 13-credit Pre-Engineering or Medical Sciences sequence, are estimated to total $6000 in 2015-2016.