As part of the partnership arrangement with Utica Community Schools, UM-Flint will provide partial funding support for DEEP program which will reduce tuition & fee costs to students/parents by 25+%.
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 2014-2015, students participating in the full-year 13-credit DEEP program in Pre-Engineering or Medical Sciences programs will incur an approximate cost of $250-$350. 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 regarding the relative value of the DEEP program, regular tuition, fees, and textbooks for on-campus UM-Flint freshmen enrolled in the 13-credit Pre-Engineering or Medical Sciences sequence, are expected to total approximately $5800-$5900 in 2014-2015.