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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Determining how you’re going to pay for your college education is an important consideration. The University of Michigan has many resources to help students get financially prepared for college.

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Undergraduate Financial Aid and Scholarships

Multiple forms of financial aid, including grants, loans, scholarships, and workstudy awards are available to you. Get current budget and tuition information and learn about opportunities for financial aid by visiting U‑M’s Undergraduate Admissions Costs & Aid” page. The Office for Financial Aid is also available for help with calculating costs, financial planning, and detailed information about applying for financial support: see their site for detailed information on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and CSS Profiles.

Michigan residents pursuing undergraduate study should check out information on the new Go Blue Guarantee. And all students are eligible to apply for continuing student scholarships after their first year at Stamps.

Graduate Financial Aid and Scholarships

Stamps provides generous financial support to graduate students. Financial awards are held throughout both years of study and range from stipends and discretionary funds that offset studio expenses and enable focused creative work to teaching/​research assistantships and full tuition waivers. Financial support includes:

  • 75% Tuition Assistance for all Stamps Graduate students in good academic standing

  • MDes/​MFA Discretionary Funding: Graduate students may receive $2,000 per year that they enroll in the Stamps School to spend at their discretion towards their educational projects.

  • Summer Fieldwork Funding: The School supports a three- to five-week summer research project, conducted either domestically or internationally, for all graduate students who are in good academic standing. The project will take place during the summer after the first year. Up to $4,500 is provided in support of summer fieldwork.

  • Smucker-Wagstaff Project Grant: The Smucker-Wagstaff Project Grant was established in 2007 to help Stamps graduate students achieve excellence by supporting students who need assistance to carry out research for their creative work that advances their progress toward their degree. Students may apply for one award each year with a maximum amount of $3000.

Additional fellowships, grants, and scholarships are also available through the Rackham Graduate School. Visit the Rackham Graduate School website for detailed, up-to-date information on the cost of attendance, funding resources, financial planning, and cost of living for graduate students at the University of Michigan. 

Post-Graduate Support

Stamps Graduate Programs support a variety of scholarships, presentations at conferences, residencies, individually funded projects and post-graduate opportunities. Recent graduate students are eligible to apply for funding opportunities up to five years after graduation. Post-graduate support is not an obligation of Stamps graduate programs, it is merit based funding that is reviewed by the Associate Dean’s office and graduate program directors. Funds are disbursed as reimbursement.