Sample Budgets

The sample budgets below represent average costs for the 2016-17 academic year. These budgets are based on 15 credits/semester for undergraduate students and 9 credits/semester for graduate students.

Room and board costs in the budget include a double room, linen service, Silver meal plan and use of study, laundry and recreational facilities. Students are allotted the same amount for living costs (room and board) whether they live on- or off-campus.

Personal and miscellaneous costs include average amounts for clothing, transportation, personal care, cell phone, recreation, etc.

Note: There is no allowance in the undergraduate budget for car expenses.

2016-17 Sample Undergraduate Budget

  Michigan
Student
Out-of-State
Student
Tuition $14,880 $38,486
Fees & Taxes $52 $52
Room & Board $9,784 $9,784
Books & Supplies $1,076 $1,076
Personal & Misc $2,368 $3,120
Total Budget $28,160 $52,518

2016-17 Sample Graduate Budget

  Michigan
Student
Out-of-State
Student
Tuition $12,576 $24,706
Fees & Taxes $34 $34
Room & Board $10,696 $10,696
Books & Supplies $1,514 $1,514
Personal & Misc $2,368 $3,120
Total Budget $27,188 $40,070