UM-D announces lowest tuition hike since 2004

DEARBORN — The University of Michigan Board of Regents approved a proposed 3.7 percent increase in undergraduate and graduate tuition for University of Michigan-Dearborn students, the lowest tuition increase since the 2004-05 school year.

On June 21, the regents also approved the university’s proposed 2012-13 operating budget.

UM-D Chancellor Daniel Little said while it is not easy to raise tuition, the university remains steadfast in its commitment to students.

“The university is committed to maintaining the academic quality of the university and making a Michigan education accessible to all students,” Little said. “We are grateful for the thoughtful, thorough and inclusive way the governor and legislature engaged the state’s public universities in the budget process and we appreciate the reversal of years of declining state support of our public universities.”

A typical in-state, full-time undergraduate student with 15 credit hours would pay an average of $5,241 in tuition and fees per semester starting in September, a university press release said.

The cost of tuition and fees for graduate students varies from program to program.

UM-D increased its financial support budget by 15 percent to help offset student cost, according to the release.

UM-D soon will see an increase in state appropriation of 4.2 percent — or $882,500 — following last year’s decline of 15 percent in state funding.

The increase directly impacted the university’s tuition rates and led to a lower tuition increase than in years past.
UM-D was founded in 1959.

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