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University of Michigan School of Information


PhD student funding

All PhD students in the School of Information are guaranteed funding contingent on successful academic performance and progress toward your degree. This support includes tuition and stipend for fall and winter terms and year-round health benefits as long as you’re making progress toward your degree. Funding also includes a stipend for one summer term. Additional summer funding may be available, particularly if you work on grant-funded research.

For other financial aid, such as loans and grants, contact the University of Michigan Office of Financial Aid (734-763-6600). In addition, the Rackham Fellowships Office (734-764-8119) has information on fellowships and scholarships from outside agencies.

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