Are you a Michigan resident concerned about paying for college?

We have some good news for you. At the University of Michigan, attendance costs less than it did 10 years ago for many in-state undergraduate students.

The Go Blue Guarantee is our commitment to keeping a world-class education affordable and accessible for all Michigan residents pursuing undergraduate study on our Ann Arbor campus. It includes:

Free Tuition

For families with incomes $65,000 & under

Assets below $50,000

Tuition Support

For families with
incomes up to $180,000

Four years for qualifying in-state students | Ann Arbor Campus

How Does It Work?

You do not have to apply specifically for the Go Blue Guarantee. The Go Blue Guarantee is automatically awarded to qualified Michigan residents who:

  1. apply to U-M,
  2. get admitted, and
  3. apply for financial aid by March 31.

It’s that simple.

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U-M is the only public university in Michigan that covers 100% of demonstrated financial need of eligible Michigan residents. Below are examples of the typical financial aid packages offered to qualified Michigan families:

Total Family Income Percent of Applicants Who Qualify for Scholarship and Grant Aid Average Scholarship and Grant Aid (Percent of Tuition) Average Tuition after Scholarship and Grant Aid
$65 - $95K 97% $15,309 (92%) $1,387
$95 - $125K 89% $9,583 (57%) $7,113
$125 - $150K 68% $6,011 (36%) $10,685
$150 - $180K 63% $4,533 (27%) $12,163

Start Your Journey to Becoming a Wolverine Today

Visit the Michigan Residents page on the Admissions website to learn more. The early application deadline is Nov. 1; the fall-term application deadline is Feb. 1
(Dec. 1 for the School of Music, Theatre & Dance).

The Go Blue Guarantee and our efforts to keep U-M affordable for all Michigan residents are made possible in part by the generous support of our donors.

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