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A Real Value. A Real Michigan Degree.

A recognized University of Michigan degree is more affordable than you might think, especially when you earn that degree at UM-Flint.

Year after year, the University of Michigan-Flint’s tuition ranks among the lowest of any public university in Michigan, making it one of the best values in higher education in the state—and across the nation.

To help make your Michigan degree even more affordable, we offer a great selection of scholarships and financial aid.

First-Year Merit Scholarships

Instantly available to motivated students with strong academic records, our First-Year Merit Scholarship program offers awards ranging up to $5,000 a year, with limited full-ride awards available.

HAIL Scholarship

The HAIL (High Achieving Involved Leader) Scholarship is an initiative started at the Ann Arbor campus to identify high-achieving students within the state of Michigan, who have demonstrated a financial need.   The University of Michigan-Flint is proud to recognize the HAIL Scholar recipients by becoming a full partner for this year’s fall 2021 class. 

The HAIL Scholarship at UM-Flint ensures full tuition and mandatory fee coverage for up to four years (which may be in conjunction with other financial aid components).  Your enrollment at UM-Flint may continue to graduation, or you may choose to transfer to UM-Ann Arbor.  Those students who choose to transfer to Ann Arbor will need to apply as a transfer student.   Transfer admission to UM-Ann Arbor is not guaranteed for HAIL students.  Students will be responsible to earn the appropriate grades to be a competitive transfer applicant to Ann Arbor. Academic advising services are available from both campuses to help students determine which campus best suits their educational needs.

By completing this form you are expressing interest in UM-Flint and the HAIL Scholarship. Our Admissions Team will follow up with you promptly.

Review frequently asked questions about the HAIL Scholarship Program here

Financial Aid Packages

The University of Michigan-Flint’s Office of Financial Aid helps ensure all students receive all aid they are eligible for. The types of aid available include scholarships and grants, as well as flexible payment plans and campus jobs.

Cost Calculators

We make figuring out financing your education a breeze with useful tools that will help you to determine the final costs of your education at UM-Flint. Use our cost calculators to help you plan for your future. 

Other Merit Scholarships

Thanks to the generous contributions of our alumni and other donors, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions offers a number of merit scholarships for incoming students with application deadlines of December 1 and July 1 each year. A full list of other scholarships can be found on the Financial Aid website.

ScholarshipsStudent TypeDeadlineFAFSA RequiredRecommend LetterEssay Required
Winegarden/Admissions Achievement AwardFirst-YearDec. 1NoNo No
Mott Scholar AwardFirst-Year/TransferJuly 1YesNoNo
Wyatt Incentive ScholarshipFirst-Year/TransferJuly 1NoNoNo
Osher ScholarshipFirst-Year/TransferJuly 1YesNo No
BAS ScholarshipTransfer July 1NoNoNo
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society ScholarshipTransferJuly 1No YesYes
University Scholar AwardTransferJuly 1No YesYes
Westwood Heights Lions Club ScholarshipInstitutional/TransferJuly 1NoNo No