Chapter VII: Admissions and General Information
General Information for All Admitted
A newly-admitted student is required to pay a two hundred
dollar non-refundable enrollment deposit in accordance with instructions
provided by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Upon enrollment,
this deposit is applied toward the tuition and fees for the term
for which a student is admitted. Failure to enroll for that
term of admission results in forfeiture of the entire two hundred
Questions and correspondence concerning the enrollment
deposit should be directed to
Office of Undergraduate Admissions,
1220 Student Activities Building,
University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1316
phone: (734) 764-7433
fax: (734) 936-0740.
Undergraduate Tuition and Fees
The tuition and fees assessed by the University
of Michigan are subject to change without advance notice by the
Regents of the University. The information provided below is
intended for general information purposes.
The tuition is a student's contribution to the
costs of instruction and library services. In addition, a registration
fee ($80.00 for a full term and $40.00 for a half term), a college
government fee ($1.50), a Michigan Student Assembly fee ($5.69),
and a Student Legal Services fee ($5.50) in a full term are assessed.
The tuition schedule is based on the number of credits elected
during a specific term as well as on residency status (see Residence
Regulations in this chapter) and class standing: lower-division
(up to 54 credits toward a degree program) or upper-division
(55 or more credits toward a degree program). The following tuition
information was applicable for undergraduates enrolled at the
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) during the 2001-02 academic
year. Tuition for the 2002-03 academic year is subject to change.
Tuition for the 2001-02 academic year for a full program (12-18
credits) was $3190 per term for Michigan resident (lower-division)
students; $10545 per term for non-Michigan resident (lower-division)
students; $3630 per term for Michigan resident (upper-division)
students; and $11305 per term for non-Michigan resident (upper-division)
The tuition schedule for programs of less than
12 credits or more than 18 credits varies according to the specific
number of credits elected, residency status, and lower/upper
division status. Tuition and fee schedule information is available
from the Office of the Registrar. Tuition and fees are payable
prior to registration, or at the end of the first month of a
Students are required to pay all accounts due the
University in accordance with regulations set forth for such
payments. Students with a "financial hold credit" are
not able to register and cannot obtain a transcript of previous
This information refers to tuition only
and does not include the cost of housing, board, or personal
incidental expenses. University housing rates are available from
the University Housing Office. Information about average student
expenses based on class-level, and residency is available from
the Office of Financial Aid.
The Office of Financial Aid (OFA) administers financial
aid programs, and assists students with budgeting. Most aid is
awarded on the basis of financial need. Students may take advantage
of financial counseling services even if they are not receiving
aid. Emergency and/or short-term loans are available to students
for educationally related expenses.
Undergraduates are considered for grants, scholarships,
loans, and work-study employment. Most scholarships for entering
undergraduates are awarded through the admissions process.
for scholarship information.
Students must apply for financial aid each year
that they wish to receive aid. To apply:
1. All students must submit to the federal processor
a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available
from OFA, high school guidance counselors, by calling 1-800-4-FEDAID, or on the Web: http://www.fafsa.ed/gov.
Entering students should submit the FAFSA between
January 1 and February 15.
Continuing students should submit the FAFSA between
January 1 and March 15.
2. Students may be asked to submit tax returns
and/or other documentation after submitting their FAFSA.
For specific information about procedures and deadlines,
for consumer information for aid applicants.
The Office of New Student Programs provides an
Orientation program that assists students in making their entry
into the University as smooth as possible. Orientation offers
students the opportunity to talk with an academic advisor, plan
a course of study, register for classes, meet new friends, and
obtain assistance as they become familiar with the University
and its resources. These programs, offered prior to each academic
term, serve students admitted to most schools and colleges of
the University of Michigan. All new first-year and transfer students,
including transfer students from the University of MichiganDearborn
and the University of MichiganFlint, are required to participate
in Orientation in order to register for classes. Cross-campus
transfer students, non-degree students, and readmitted students
are not required to participate, although they are welcome to
do so if they wish.
All first-year students admitted for the fall term
are expected to participate in a three-day Orientation session
on campus during the summer. Transfer students admitted to Fall
Term are expected to attend a one-day orientation session during
the summer. The Office of New Student Programs sends complete
information about these programs to students admitted for fall
term beginning in April and to students admitted for other terms
about four weeks before the term begins.
The Office of New Student Programs (ONSP) is a
central point for new students to receive information about the
University. It is here to serve you and answer all of your questions.
Please feel free to contact us anytime at (734) 764-6413, or
via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org !
We're located at 3511 Student Activities Building, or on the
web at http://www.onsp.umich.edu/.
Wolverine Access is a web-based information system
that you may use to access and update your information online.
You may change your address and phone number, Backpack or register
for classes, and view your course schedule, grades, unofficial
transcripts, and financial information
All students are required to have a university
identification number, uniqname and password for registration
and record purposes. A University of Michigan uniqname, and UMICH
password are keys to gaining access to all computing resources
and including the new registration process. The uniqname is printed
in lower case letters on the back of the student's MCARD. Students
receive the password during the orientation process. Students
without a uniqname/password and those who have forgotten their
password must go to the ITD Accounts Office, Campus Computing
Site, located in the basement of the Michigan Union. New students
receive all necessary registration materials by participating
in the official Orientation Program. Students enrolled in the
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts register and make
drop/add changes through the university-wide registration system.
All students should register by the end of the registration period
indicated in the academic calendar. Late registration carries
an additional fee. After the third week of a full term, students
are not permitted to register unless permission has been granted
by the Academic Standards Board. (Honors students obtain permission
from the Honors Program.) See Time Schedule for further
After the third week of a full term (second week
of a half-term) students need authorization to process all election
changes. There is no reduction in fee.
All election activity should be confirmed on Wolverine
The International Center provides international
students and scholars support services, general information,
orientation, and advice about visa and immigration issues, employment,
cross-cultural issues, taxation, health insurance, and other
practical concerns important to the successful program completion
and quality of life of international students. The Center offers
programs throughout the year on these and other topics of interest
to international students and scholars, and hosts international
social events for American and international students and scholars.
The Center also provides information, advice, and
referrals for those in the University community who are participating
in or considering an international experience. American and international
students, faculty, staff, visiting scholars, and alumni may obtain
information regarding options for overseas study, scholarships,
internships, work, volunteering, travel, and international careers
through individual consulting and informational programs. The
Center's library has one of the largest collections of its kind
in the United States.
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