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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.