Tuition Assessments and Fee Regulation

Students should obtain current tuition and fee information from the Tuition & Fees webpage:

Tuition and fees are subject to the approval by the Regents of the University and are subject to change at any time.

Policies Governing Student Tuition and Fees

The Board of Regents shall determine the level of tuition and fees and a schedule of such shall be published. All other student tuition and fees shall be fixed by the Campus Fee Committee.

Payment of Tuition and Fees

All tuition and fees are payable in accordance with regulations established by the University providing only that said regulations may not defer payment beyond the end of the term for which they are assessed.

Payment for tuition and fees may be made in full at the Cashier's Office after registration. The laboratory and/or course fees are refundable if the course is dropped during the first two weeks of a full term, the first week of a half term or mini-term, or before the second class meeting of a less than one-month mini-term. The procedure for obtaining a refund is described in the section "Change of Fees and Refunds."

Additional Assessments

Course levels 500 and above in the College of Engineering and Computer Science and College of Business are assessed an additional amount per credit hour. For current fees, students should consult the Tuition & Fees webpage.

Technology Assessment

Students are assessed a fee for technology. This fee varies by academic unit. For current fees, students should consult the Tuition & Fees webpage.

Application Fees

A non-refundable application fee will be required of each applicant for a degree or certificate program at UM-Dearborn.  

Course Level Assessment

Undergraduate students electing Graduate courses will be assessed at the Graduate Tuition rate for the graduate courses. Graduate courses are numbered 500 and above. (Effective Winter 2007)

Graduate students electing Undergraduate courses will be assessed at the Undergraduate Tuition rate for Undergraduate courses. Undergraduate courses are numbered 499 and below. (Effective Fall 2006)

Please note: This tuition assessment is dependent on various factors and a change in tuition may not occur for some students.

Dual Status Fees: Graduate And Undergraduate

Seniors who are within six hours of completing the requirements for graduation and who have been admitted to a UM-Dearborn graduate program may, with both undergraduate and graduate advisors' approval, register simultaneously in a UM-Dearborn undergraduate unit and in a graduate program. Tuition and fees will be assessed at the graduate program level for graduate courses and the undergraduate program level for undergraduate courses.

Dual Enrollment Fees: On Two Campuses Of The University

A student electing courses at UM-Dearborn and at another campus of the University, by means of a Guest Admission, will pay the appropriate tuition and fees at each campus. The only exception is that the student will not be assessed tuition and fees totaling more than a full program tuition and fees at whichever campus may have the higher full program tuition and fees.

Laboratory and/or Course Fees

Students will be assessed a laboratory or course fee if they enroll in any of the courses so designated in the schedule  (e.g., "Lab fee $50.00").

Late Registration Assessment

A late registration fee of up to $45 will be assessed for anyone registering later than two weeks after the first day of classes for a full term and one week after the first day of classes for a half term. It should be noted that students are not ordinarily permitted to register after the first two weeks of a full term and the first week of a half term.

In exceptional cases, however, a student might be permitted to enroll even after the first two weeks (and be charged a late fee) if the student has obtained the written approval of the dean (or a designated representative) of the college or school. Late registrants not pursuing a degree (PDS/PE) must have the approval of both the Program for Academic Support and the Registrar, as well as the approval of any instructors involved.

Fees Included Within Tuition

The tuition and fees assessed by the University include a nominal charge for parking and other transportation-related services, information technology services, the health referral service to the Henry Ford Hospital-Fairlane Clinic, facilities debt service, and support for student activities and organizations.

Exemption From Payment Of Fees

No exemption from the payment of fees shall be granted. Failure to fulfill financial obligations to the University may result in disciplinary action, including the withholding of degrees and transcripts.

Tuition Refund Insurance Plan

The Tuition Refund Insurance Plan is an elective insurance which provides coverage for tuition and fees. If a student withdraws due to illness/injury or psychological/emotional reasons, the Tuition Refund Insurance Plan returns 85% of the insured term tuition and fees when specific insurance company criteria has been met.

For Tuition Refund Insurance Plan information or to enroll online, please refer to the Tuition Refund Insurance Plan website:

Special Fee Adjustments

The Registrar and the Provost for Academic Affairs are authorized to make adjustments in the application of the policy stated above when, in their judgment, unusual circumstances warrant such action. Circumstances that may warrant special consideration include the death or serious illness of the student. The student who wishes to have his/her case reviewed must petition and submit documentation to Enrollment Services/Registration and Records, Room 1169, University Center, either in person or by mail. It is the responsibility of the student to make sure that required documents are submitted.

Except in rare and unusual circumstances, petitions will not be accepted after the last day of classes for the term concerned. Additionally, petitions will not be accepted once an account has been turned over for collection.