Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

University of Michigan Flint tuition is $10,410 per year for in-state residents. This is 48% more expensive than the national average public four year tuition of $7,056. The cost is 45% cheaper than the average Michigan tuition of $19,001 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 14th in Michigan amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 45th most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $20,733 which represents a 99% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $432 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $10,842.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $8,386 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Flint should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,000.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $3,950 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $3,950 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Michigan residents to go to UM-Flint is $24,178 for the 2017/2018 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Michigan residence can expect a one year cost of $34,501.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for University of Michigan Flint and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for University of Michigan Flint
Estimated Budgets
Michigan Resident Total Budget $24,178
   In-State Tuition$10,410
   Other Fees$432
   Room and Board$8,386
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,950
   Books and Supplies$1,000
Non-Resident Total Budget $34,501
   Out-of-State Tuition$20,733
   Other Fees$432
   Room and Board$8,386
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,950
   Books and Supplies$1,000


What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $24,178 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported UM-Flint net price for in-state students is $11,657* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

61% of University of Michigan Flint students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $7,971. 46 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,789. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend University of Michigan Flint, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for University of Michigan Flint
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$11,657*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid61%
Average Total Grant Aid$7,971
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants46%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,789

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$10,039
$30,001 to $48,000$11,339
$48,001 to $75,000$15,745
$75,001 to $110,000$17,757

Average Financial Aid Mix - $24,178 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $24,178. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 39% - $7,971

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, University of Michigan Flint or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 30% - $6,154

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 30% -  $6,103

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Public Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. University of Michigan Flint
Central Michigan University20.2% more expensive
Grand Valley State University15.2% more expensive
Bowling Green State University Main Campus12.6% less expensive
Penn State Erie Behrend College36.5% more expensive
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania28% less expensive

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at University of Michigan Flint.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at UM-Flint is $96,712 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $9,001 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $36,004**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $120,890 or $45,005 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at University of Michigan Flint.

Michigan Resident Tuition Per Semester$5,205
Michigan Resident Total Cost Per Semester$12,089
Non-Michigan Resident Tuition Per Semester$10,366
Non-Michigan Resident Total Cost Per Semester$17,250

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at University of Michigan Flint are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at University of Michigan Flint
Price per credit hour for Michigan residents$434
Cost for one class for Michigan residents (3 credit hours)$1,302
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$864
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$2,592
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$3,456


Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 82% of University of Michigan Flint students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $6,154. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $28,827.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for University of Michigan Flint? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $36,004, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $44,672.71. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at University of Michigan Flint. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 61% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $9,001. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our University of Michigan Flint student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

University of Michigan Flint Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$372.27
Amount Borrowed$36,004.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$8,668.71
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$44,672.71

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend UM-Flint? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending University of Michigan Flint, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $44,672.71 would be needed to afford a $372.27 monthly payment in the example $36,004.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to University of Michigan Flint in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $8,616 to $10,410. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 4.2%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $96,712.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for University of Michigan Flint.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$33,250$133,002
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$42,437$169,747
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $54,161$216,646
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $62,699$250,794

Tuition History

What was tuition at UM-Flint five, ten, fifteen or twenty years ago? Hop into our time machine and take a look. Pay attention to how aggressive the school has been with price increases in the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

YearIn-StateOut-of-stateAnnual Increase
2012$8,365$16,726 7.1%
2011$7,809$15,618 -0.6%
2010$7,854$15,326 6.5%
2009$7,376$14,384 5.9%
2008$6,966$12,776 6.4%
2007$6,548$12,762 7.9%
2006$6,068$11,820 11.9%
2005$5,422$10,548 2.8%
2004$5,274$10,274 11%
2003$4,752$9,246 9%
2002$4,361$8,497 11.4%
2001$3,916$11,356 3.1%
2000$3,800$10,671 2.8%
1999$3,697$10,671 3.9%
1998$3,559$10,271 3.7%
1997$3,433$9,947 3.9%
1996$3,304$9,574 6.9%
1995$3,092$9,534 6%
1994$2,916$9,534 8%
1993$2,700$8,800 9.8%
1992$2,460$8,156 9.8%
1991$2,240$7,444 6.5%
1990$2,104$6,860 9.6%
1989$1,920$6,260 12.9%
1988$1,700$5,376 117.9%

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at University of Michigan Flint to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 172 4% cheaper
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 55 3% cheaper
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree 45 13% cheaper
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 38 4% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 35 0% cheaper
Health/Health Care Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 29 5% costlier
Clinical Psychology Bachelor's Degree 27 12% cheaper
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 22 18% cheaper
Design and Visual Communications, General Bachelor's Degree 17 13% cheaper
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 14 14% cheaper
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 13 23% cheaper
Computer Science Bachelor's Degree 11 18% cheaper
Molecular Biology Bachelor's Degree 10 29% cheaper
Information Science/Studies Bachelor's Degree 9 12% cheaper
English/Language Arts Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 9 2% cheaper
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 9 16% cheaper
Social Studies Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 9 7% cheaper
Public Health Education and Promotion Bachelor's Degree 9 4% cheaper
Environmental Science Bachelor's Degree 8 19% cheaper
Fine/Studio Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 8 20% cheaper
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 7 7% cheaper
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 7 16% cheaper
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other Bachelor's Degree 7 14% cheaper
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist Bachelor's Degree 6 6% cheaper
Journalism Bachelor's Degree 6 11% cheaper
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 5 7% cheaper
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 5 17% cheaper
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 5 5% cheaper
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 4 19% cheaper
Mathematics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 4 3% cheaper
Art Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 4 5% cheaper
Wildlife Biology Bachelor's Degree 4 3% costlier
International Business/Trade/Commerce Bachelor's Degree 3 16% cheaper
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology Bachelor's Degree 3 20% cheaper
Operations Management and Supervision Bachelor's Degree 3 6% costlier
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 3 15% cheaper
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 3 22% cheaper
Music Performance, General Bachelor's Degree 3 14% cheaper
Public Administration Bachelor's Degree 2 1% costlier
Biology Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 2 3% costlier
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 2 15% cheaper
African-American/Black Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 27% cheaper
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General Bachelor's Degree 2 1% cheaper
Actuarial Science Bachelor's Degree 2 18% cheaper
Spanish Language Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 2 5% cheaper
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 2 24% cheaper
History, General Bachelor's Degree 2 16% cheaper
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other Bachelor's Degree 2 13% costlier
Applied Psychology Bachelor's Degree 1 7% cheaper
Writing, General Bachelor's Degree 1 17% cheaper
Social Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 1 10% cheaper
Biomedical Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 1 10% cheaper
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling Bachelor's Degree 1 2% cheaper
Speech Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 11% costlier
Engineering Science Bachelor's Degree 1 28% cheaper
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 5% costlier
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant Bachelor's Degree 1 6% costlier
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 1 19% cheaper
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 1 24% cheaper
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist Bachelor's Degree 1 3% cheaper
Biochemistry Bachelor's Degree 1 26% cheaper
Earth Science Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 4% costlier
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 1 17% cheaper


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About University of Michigan Flint

University of Michigan Flint is a four year public college located in Flint, Michigan.  Full time enrollment is 4,388 and part time is 3,656.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

University of Michigan Flint
303 E Kearsley
Flint, Michigan

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

University of Michigan Flint is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

University of Michigan Flint cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=171146 IPEDS survey data.