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Costs

Tuition ~ Same as Ann Arbor

  • Tuition for students participating in the Michigan in Washington Program is the same as it is for classes in Ann Arbor. Students take a 12 credit course load (or 15 if two electives are chosen). Tuition appears on the student's regular billing the month before the term starts.  
  • Some students also take language courses at local institutions; these courses are paid for separately and not included in any of the MIW cost estimates.  

Scholarships Available

  • Yes, and you may be eligible for additional aid!  
  • Students admitted to the MIW program are automatically reviewed for increased financial aid (a current FAFSA must be on file) based on higher costs of living in DC. The Financial Aid office and the Director collaborate on the review.  
  • Existing financial aid (with the exception of Work Study) applies while the student is in the Washington program (e.g., Pell Grants, other scholarships and loans).  
  • Students are not eligible for Work Study while in Washington, and are not allowed to take on outside employment while in the program.  Those receiving Work Study income may be eligible for additional scholarship funds.  
  • Most students receive a $1,000 stipend to help cover additional costs (athletes are not eligible for this stipend).  
  • Scholarships for the program are funded by the University and also through private donations to the MIW Program.   

Housing ~ $5,000/term

  • Rent for a term in the Washington Center is ~$5,000 (not including meals).  The housing charge is consolidated with U of M's tuition billing for convenience. 
  • Students agree to a  $300 withdrawal charge when they are admitted to the program.  
    • If the student decides not to participate in the program, the charge will be posted to their Wolverine Access account.
  • Winter term students often request an extension for their stay in Washington for summer internships.  Arrangements are made directly with the building manager in these situations.