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University of Michigan School of Information


Tuition and funding

Tuition and cost of living

Full-term tuition at the School of Information is set by the U-M Office of the Registrar. Each year near the beginning of the fall term, updated tuition and fees are posted on the Registrar's website.

Those rates for the 2023-2024 school year are $9,529 per term for Michigan residents and $30,905 per term for out-of-state residents attending full time (12-18 credits), plus fees. 

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, though you may find that the cost of books is lighter at UMSI, where many professors attempt to ensure that course materials are available online.

Resources from the U-M Office of Financial Aid

A standard student budget to help applicants calculate the cost of living in Ann Arbor

A Net Price Calculator to estimate financial aid and expenses (note: requires a CollegeBoard login to use)

Go Blue Guarantee: U-M covers the full cost of in-state tuition for four years of undergraduate study for Michigan residents with a family income less than $75,000 and provides tuition support for families with incomes up to $180,000

Funding resources for all BSI students

There are a variety of potential sources of funding for BSI students regardless of whether you transferred from across campus or from another institution. Both merit and need-based scholarships are available. The following resources exist to help you fund your degree:


CEW+ Scholarships: The CEW+ Scholarship Program serves women and nontraditional students

MCompass: Financial support for research, study abroad and engaged learning

Scholarship search sites

College Board Online: A scholarship search database, financial aid calculator and college search database

FastWEB!: A searchable database of more than 275,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants and loans

FinAid: A free, comprehensive guide to student financial aid

Emergency grants and employment

CEW+ Emergency Funding: CEW+ is able to offer small emergency grants to nontraditional undergraduate students

UMSI Emergency Funding: The School of Information Student Emergency Fund aims to help meet the financial needs of our students who encounter an emergency situation or one-time, unusual or unforeseen expenses during their degree program

Student Employment page: The Student Employment Office can help U-M students find part-time jobs, including work-study jobs


SallieMae: A general guide to financial aid focused on loans, with several financial aid calculation forms, a glossary of financial aid terms and a lender search engine 

U.S. Department of Education: Useful information regarding government support, also focused on loans

Funding resources specifically for cross-campus transfer students

Students who would lose funding from their current school by transferring to the BSI program are eligible to receive matching scholarships from UMSI. 

Funding resources specifically for new transfer students

Financial aid for students who transfer from community colleges is available from university, federal and state programs. Transfer students are considered for most university scholarships upon admission to U-M.