Affordability a Priority for U-M

Affordability a Priority for U-M

On Wednesday, Feb. 26, U-M will be holding an event on college affordability at the Christman/MML Building in Lansing. Speaking at the event will be Regent Mark J. Bernstein, ’93, JD’96, MBA’96. 

This has been a top issue for U-M, as priority No. 1 of the University-wide Victors for Michigan Campaign is student support–that is, ensuring that a diverse group of the world’s brightest students will be able to study at Michigan. 

Here are some affordability highlights:

  • For students receiving aid, U-M was less expensive than Michigan Tech, Western Michigan, and Grand Valley (2011-2012). 
  • Students coming from a family making $80,0000-$100,000 receive aid covering 53 percent of costs.
  • U-M’s tuition increase this year was the smallest for over 30 years.
  • Speaking to the value of a Michigan education, U-M has a 73 percent four-year graduation rate, compared to 27 percent for U.S. public universities overall. 

The Alumni Association also has several initiatives to help keep Michigan affordable:


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