FLINT, MI — University of Michigan-Flint tuition rates are going up.
After a year of tuition freezes due to the pandemic, UM-Flint tuition rates will increase by 4.9% for undergraduate students and 4.5% for graduate students in the next academic year.
UM-Flint’s housing and meal plan rates are also increasing in price. Riverfront and First Street residence halls will see a 5% increase and meal plans will see a 2% increase.
According to a news release from the university, the rates were updated to account for projected increases in operating costs.
However, according to the release, they remain competitive with other universities across the state.
These increases were outlined in the general fund budget approval, which the University of Michigan Board of Regents approved last month.
“UM-Flint is a great value among regional higher education institutions. We have the third lowest tuition among the 15 public universities in Michigan and our room and board rates are the second lowest. We have reduced administrative expenses and increased financial aid to help lower the overall cost of education,” said Chancellor Deba Dutta in the release.
This budget considers an expanded student population with UM-Flint’s recent development of the Accelerated Online Degree Completion program.
The program, built for those with some college credits but no Bachelor’s degree, will launch this fall and feature online coursework only.
In the fall 2021 semester, UM-Flint had 5,438 students in face to face programs and 14,401 students in online programs.
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