Full-term tuition at the School of Information for 2012-2013 is:
Michigan residents--$9,620 per term
Nonresidents--$19,441 per term
MSI students register for two terms per year. Detailed information about tuition and fees is provided by the U-M Office of the Registrar's website (http://www.ro.umich.edu/tuition/).
There are many factors to take into consideration when calculating the cost of living in Ann Arbor. The U-M Office of Financial Aid provides a standard student budget to help get you started. You might personally find that there is variation in this budget (for example, the cost of books and supplies might be lower given many UMSI classes provide content online).
All PhD students in the School of Information are guaranteed four years of funding, provided they are making satisfactory progress towards their degree. This includes tuition and stipend for four fall and winter terms, year-round health benefits, and a stipend for two summer terms. More information about PhD funding is available here.
UMSI master's students (new and continuing) have also been successful when applying for external funding. In recent years, awards received by UMSI students have included American Library Association Spectrum Scholarships, ARMA International Educational Foundation Scholarships, Association for Women in Computing Scholarships, Society of American Archivist Scholarships, and more. All external tuition scholarship awards are eligible for matching funds from UMSI, up to a maximum of $10,000 and subject to availability of funds.
Most of our students also choose to work part-time while in the program. This offers a great opportunity not only as a source of funding, but also as an opportunity for professional experience.
Advising on funding your degree is available to prospective students (contact firstname.lastname@example.org) and current students (contact Xiao-wen Zou at email@example.com or Judy Lawson at firstname.lastname@example.org).