Paying for College

Advanced Learning Made Affordable

With affordable tuition and financial aid options for graduate students, the University of Michigan-Flint’s graduate programs offers outstanding academics and a recognized U-M degree for excellent value. Qualifying graduate students also have access to a limited number of grants and scholarships as well as a wide range of loan options.

Tuition at UM-Flint is competitive in our state. Tuition varies by the academic program at the graduate level. Visit our Student Accounts website for tuition and costs, tuition due dates, and payment plans.

UM-Flint offers a range of scholarships for graduate students and scholarships for individual degree programs. Learn more about your scholarship options and how to apply. Scholarships sponsored by the Office of Graduate Programs include:

  • Alumni Scholarship: This award is available to graduates of the University of Michigan, University of Michigan – Dearborn and University of Michigan – Flint. Click here to learn more about this scholarship.
  • CIT Non-Resident Graduate Tuition Scholarship: This award covers up to 100% of the difference between the residential and non-residential graduate tuition rates. More information can be found here.
  • Dean’s Scholarship: This award is available to both newly admitted and returning students. Amounts vary based on GPA and available funds. Apply via the Office of Financial Aid’s scholarship application (June 1 deadline). 
  • Greater Flint Community Leadership Scholarship: Live and work in Genesee County? Click here to learn more and apply for this scholarship.
  • Global Graduate Merit Scholarship: Are you an “F” visa-seeking applicant? If so, click here to learn more about this scholarship.

The Office of Financial Aid scholarship application is open in mid-December each year. Phase one, which includes scholarships open to both undergraduate and graduate students closes February 15. Phase two which is only open to graduate students, closes June 1. Only one scholarship application is required regardless of the phase; students must be admitted to access the scholarship application. We recommend having a complete application by May 1 to expect an admission decision in time to apply for scholarships by the June 1 final deadline. Most scholarship award notifications are sent out in mid-July.

Research Assistantships
Graduate Student Research Assistantships provide graduate students the opportunity to earn stipends each month while assisting faculty with performing vital and groundbreaking research.

By applying for the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA), students can apply for a Graduate PLUS Loan. More information can be found here

Nurse Faculty Loan Program
Are you interested in seeking a faculty position after finishing your degree? The Nurse Faculty Loan Program offers Graduate Nursing students the opportunity to take loans that can be forgiven up to 85% if they meet specific requirements, including entering into a faculty position for four years after graduating. Learn more and apply for the Nurse Faculty Loan Program.

Graduate Student Grants
Learn more about qualifying and applying for graduate student grants that don’t require repayment.

UM-Flint offers two fellowships that provide financial support for graduate students. Learn more about the King Chávez Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Program and the Rackham Fellowship.

TEACH Grants
Students in our MA in Literacy Education and Education with Certification (MAC) are eligible to apply for the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH)Our MA in Early Childhood Education students is eligible to apply for MIAEYC’s T.E.A.C.H. grant.

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Enrollment Criteria
Click here to learn how many credits you need to be either full or part-time.

Residency Requirements
Learn about meeting University of Michigan residency requirements that enable you to qualify for in-state tuition.