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Scholarships & funding

Lighten the load

Scholarships, grants, loans. It can feel complex, but we’re here to help.

Whether you’re an undergrad or grad student, there are resources that can help.

Financial aid questions?

We’ve got answers. Michigan Engineering students have access to a variety of funding resources and opportunities, including scholarships/fellowships, co-curricular support and community grants.

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Undergraduate aid

Start here

All of our engineering undergraduates, including transfer students, are considered for merit-based scholarships once they’ve been admitted to the University. The first steps of your college scholarship journey are to set up a College Scholarship Service (CSS) profile and fill out the Free Application for Federal student aid (FAFSA).

Go Blue Guarantee

The Go Blue Guarantee makes education more affordable for Michigan residents. If you qualify, your financial aid will include scholarships and grants totaling at least the cost of tuition and mandatory university fees assessed each semester.

U-M will pay full undergraduate tuition and mandatory university fees for up to four years for students who:

  • are eligible for in-state tuition
  • are eligible to apply for financial aid
  • have family incomes of $65,000 or less and assets below $50,000 (as well as tuition support for some families earning more)
  • are pursuing their first bachelor’s degree

Student employment

The Student Employment Office has opportunities that can fit within your schedule and meet your needs.


Graduate funding

Our graduate students are critical contributors to our research and education mission. We get great grad students and we do everything possible to take care of them.

PhD students

Our PhD students receive full funding, which includes a tuition waiver, monthly living stipend, and health insurance. You may want to supplement that funding with additional scholarships and fellowships. Our biggest advice is to apply for that funding early.

Exact funding amounts vary by department. The package can come from a combination of sources, including fellowships and research and/or instructional jobs. To get a better idea of what your stipend might look like, get familiar with our funding sources.

Master’s students

There are fewer funding opportunities for Master’s students, but some options are available. Check with your department to learn more about any fellowships, GSI positions or GSRA positions open to master’s students. Start looking early.