Cost of Attendance for Graduate Students
The cost of attendance for graduate students is based on standard student budgets that the University's Office of Financial Aid establishes each year. The links to estimated costs below can assist you in planning your own budget. Estimated costs are updated annually.
The estimate includes average tuition for graduate students. Actual tuition will vary according to the school or college of your degree program, whether you are a resident of Michigan or non-resident, and your level of study (i.e., whether you are a precandidate or candidate).
More detailed information can be found on the Office of Financial Aid website.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition and fees for each academic year are set by the U-M Board of Regents. For tuition rate purposes, full-time for graduate study is defined as nine (9) credit hours per term.
Persons who are not candidates for a degree may be admitted by Rackham to a program as a non-candidate for degree (NCFD) student. NCFD students may take no more than two courses per term for no more than two terms. Tuition and fees for a three (3) credit-hour course will vary based on school or college and residency.
Current full- and part-time tuition and fees for all U-M schools and colleges are available from the Office of the Registrar.
For residency questions, contact the Office of the Registrar. See Student Financial Services for information about your U-M account, eBill, installment payment plans, and FAQs about new payment due dates.
Master of Arts in Educational Studies
- Elementary Teaching Certification (ELMAC)
- Secondary Teaching Certification (MAC)
- Digital Media and Education
- Educational Leadership and Policy
- Teaching and Learning
- Teaching and Learning (For Teach for America Detroit Corps)
Master of Arts in Higher Education
- Higher Education
- Diversity and Social Justice in Higher Education
- Higher Education and Master of Public Policy (Dual Degree)
- Philanthropy, Advancement, and Development
- Higher Education Institutional Research
- Higher Education Management and Organizations
- Higher Education Public Policy
- Higher Education Student Access and Success
Tuition & Fees for Doctoral Students
The majority of students in our doctoral programs receive a minimum of four years of financial support to cover tuition, along with a stipend for living expenses during the fall and winter semesters and health insurance for the entire year. Learn more.
The University of Michigan Housing Information Office provides detailed schedules of Graduate and Family Housing room and board options and rates.
The Ann Arbor community offers many options for off-campus living arrangements.