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Cost & Financial Aid

Although standard U of M tuition rates apply to the Semester in Detroit program, students may find that the expenses of living in the city differ from those in Ann Arbor. Some SiD students report spending less than they would on campus, due to the comparatively low cost of living and free events, while others find that they spend a lot as they explore a new city. 

Please note: these numbers are estimates, actual costs may vary.

Fall budget

(tuition not included, see the Office of The Registrar).

Double Room: Approximately $500 per month (includes utilities, furnishings and internet)

Note: As of the fall 2016 semester, SID now offers students community-based housing referrals from among third-party providers located in or near the Cass Corridor/Midtown area.  Wayne State University is no longer a housing provider for our Fall program.

Books: $75

Personal expenses (groceries, entertainment, gas, etc.): $1,500

Spring budget

(tuition not included, see the Office of The Registrar).

Double Room: Approximately $500 per month (includes utilities, furnishings and internet)

Note: As of the fall 2016 semester, SID now offers students community-based housing referrals from among third-party providers located in or near the Cass Corridor/Midtown area.  In addition, students have the option of living at Wayne State University's University Towers student apartments, typically for a slightly higher charge than our "community-based" options. 

Books: $75

Personal expenses (groceries, entertainment, gas, etc.): $1500

Note: Semester in Detroit has limited scholarship funds available to students with particular circumstances of financial need. Our application process includes opportunities for prospective students to articulate their specific economic circumstances and how they might impact their ability to participate in our program.  SID is committed to enabling as many qualified students as possible to participate in our program regardless of their financial limitations.  

LSA Scholarships

LSA Spring|Summer Scholarship (Apply for Spring/Summer by 3/31/16)

The LSA Spring and/or Summer Scholarship provides financial support for spring and summer terms to qualified LSA students who have demonstrated financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid.

LSA Internship Scholarship (For Spring/Summer internships; applications open 1/6/16)

LSA Internship Scholarships for Spring and Summer Academic TermsThe LSA Internship Scholarship for current students provides scholarships (up to $5000) to support internship experiences in the spring and summer terms to qualified LSA freshmen, sophomores and juniors who have demonstrated financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid.

LSA Scholarship for Current Students (Fall)

The LSA Scholarship for current students provides scholarships for the fall and winter terms to qualified LSA sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have demonstrated financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid. Scholarships range from $500 to $15,000 per year to applicants who meet the criteria.

 

Other UM School Scholarships

Ford School Funding

Ford School faculty and staff recognize the vital importance of educational activities outside of the classroom, including internships. Donors and alumni have generously contributed funds to support Ford School undergraduate students’ participation in policy-related unpaid internships located in the U.S. and abroad. The funds are meant to help cover living expenses, and are not a replacement for salary.For more information about scholarships and internship living-stipends, contact Amy Flanagan (aflan@umich.edu) in Student and Academic Services.

Residential College Brown Fund

RC students can also apply directly to the RC for funding support for their internship projects. The Donald & June Brown Endowment Fund, which began in 2007 with a generous anchor gift from former RC and Psychology Professor Donald Brown and his wife June, takes applications three times per year and has allocated over $65,000 in scholarships since January 2008. These scholarships are specifically for study abroad, internships and travel with RC classes.Contact Cynthia Burton for more information about scholarships for activities beyond our campus.

Stamps School of Art + Design Internship Scholarship

Thanks to the generosity of The Lisa and Tim Sloan Endowed Fund for Student Internships and The Markus Family Fund, the Stamps School is able to provide scholarships (up to $5000) to support internship experiences for qualified freshmen, sophomores and juniors who have demonstrated financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid, or can provide an alternate explanation of need.

 

Scholarships for Undocumented Students